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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.

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.

Football Takeaways: Twyman and the defense prove true to hype, while the offense continues to disappoint

Defensive lineman Jaylen Twyman (97) posted a career-high six tackles and added 1.5 sacks, bringing his team leading total for the season to 4.5.

By Ben Bobeck, Staff Writer

September 15, 2019

So close and yet so far — Pitt football was within a yard of closing its rivalry with Penn State out with a colossal upset Saturday at Beaver Stadium, but came up short in a 17-10 loss.

3 takeaways from Pitt’s Blue-Gold Game

Junior running back A. J. Davis (21) and sophomore wide receiver Shocky Jacques-Louis (18) celebrate during Pitt’s spring Blue-Gold game on Saturday.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 15, 2019

Saturday’s Blue-Gold Spring Game provided plenty to talk about, including performances that could indicate things to come and others that were too good — or too bad — to be true.

Defense dominates, but Blue-Gold football game allows sneak peak of revamped Pitt offense

Redshirt senior Tre Tipton (5) makes his second receiving touchdown for Blue at Saturday's Blue-Gold game.

By Stephen Thompson, Senior Staff Writer

April 13, 2019

Just under 9,000 fans made their way to the North Shore to watch the 2019 iteration of Pitt football’s annual Blue and Gold game. On a picturesque spring day, the Blue team secured a 14-7 victory on the strength of junior quarterback Kenny Pickett’s two touchdown passes.

Take 5: Kyler Murray is hurting his career, transfer portal is making football fun

Former Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts announced he will transfer to Oklahoma.

By Pitt News Staff

January 16, 2019

Kyler Murray declared for the NFL Draft and in the end, it’s going to cause more harm than good. He won’t become the high draft selection he hoped for and the Oakland A’s will lose because they wasted their No. 9 pick in the 2018 MLB Draft. This moment in history will be known as “The Oakland Screw Job.”

Pitt football hires Mark Whipple as next offensive coordinator

The 61-year-old Whipple, who brings almost 40 years of coaching experience to the table, will look to mentor quarterback Kenny Pickett (pictured) in an effort to revitalize Pitt's 92nd-ranked offense.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 14, 2019

After 10 days without an offensive coordinator, the wait for a new Pitt play-caller is over — the football program announced Monday that Mark Whipple will fill the position.

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