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Football Takeaways: Offensive improvements spark UNC win

Sophomore wide receiver Shocky Jacques-Louis (18) runs during a 74 yard receiving touchdown in the first half of Thursday’s game against UNC.

By Nick Carlisano, Senior Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

From an offensive resurgence to a breakout performance, here are a few key takeaways from Pitt’s long-awaited victory over North Carolina.

Takeaways from Pitt basketball’s opening night

First-year guards Gerald Drumgoole Jr. (4) and Justin Champagnie (11) celebrate after Wednesday’s 63-61 victory over Florida State.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Pitt basketball’s first win was defined by two aspects that could come to define the team throughout the season — its defense and its bench.

Football Takeaways: Pitt needs more offense, less mistakes

Junior quarterback Kenny Pickett has tossed eight interceptions, all in pairs, this season.

By John Riskis, Staff Writer

November 5, 2019

The Panthers secured bowl eligibility with a 20-10 win Saturday, but need to revamp their offense after an anemic showing against Georgia Tech.

Takeaways from Pitt basketball’s SRU scrimmage

Sophomore guard Xavier Johnson (1) attacks the hoop during Pitt’s 98-47 victory over Slippery Rock.

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

A 51-point exhibition win against a lesser opponent might seem above analysis, but Pitt men’s basketball showed some strengths — and weaknesses — that could carry over into the regular season.

Football Takeaways: Aggression is a double-edged sword

Senior safety Damar Hamlin (03) tackles Syracuse running back Jarveon Howard (28) during the 2018 matchup with the Orange at Heinz Field.

By Ben Mankowski, Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

The same aggressive defense that made Panthers head coach Pat Narduzzi famous at Michigan State showed itself against the Orange, though Pitt kept the score close by making several avoidable mistakes.

Football Takeaways: Ford, defense shine again

With three sacks, Pitt’s front seven put up the most tackles behind the line on Duke quarterback Quentin Harris for the season during Saturday’s 33-30 victory over the Blue Devils.

By Jack Clay, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

Paris Ford led another quality performance from Pitt's defense, but the offense must find more consistency if the Panthers want to run the table.

Pitt football needs to regroup, refine before Duke

Redshirt sophomore Todd Sibley Jr. put up 106 yards rushing against Delaware on Saturday, making him the first Pitt halfback to break the century mark on a game this season.

By Elliot Borawski, Staff Writer

September 29, 2019

Pitt football suffered — if that’s even possible — a disappointing win on Saturday afternoon against Delaware. And as the ACC schedule looms, the Panthers have to clean up the mistakes in order to avoid a letdown against Duke.

Takeaways from Pitt football’s win over Ohio

 First-year halfback Vincent Davis stiff arms junior Ohio cornerback Jamal Hudson.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 9, 2019

Pitt’s win over Ohio saw some new team developments, including improved play from the tight end position and the emergence of a new presence in the backfield.

Takeaways from Pitt football’s opening loss

Junior quarterback Kenny Pickett (8) rolls out to his right before throwing his second interception while being chased down by junior Virginia outside linebacker Charles Snowden (11).

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

September 3, 2019

Under the helm of new offensive coordinator Mark Whipple, the Panthers utilized a pass-heavy attack as the backfield took a backseat.

Three takeaways from Pitt vs Clemson

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney celebrates the team’s victory over Pitt with the ACC Championship trophy in his hand.

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018

The Panthers were held back by several factors, but there were a few bright spots to build on for the season finale and next year.

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