We obviously have a ton to talk about this evening.. Get your thinking caps on guys… Annie – you should jump in!
Here is the info to get into the Bluejeans Roundtable meeting for Wednesday evening, Sept 20th 2017; 08:50 pm – 10:00 pm or so…
Meeting ID: 303 520 973
Moderator Passcode: 2615
Want to dial in from a phone? Dial one of the following numbers:
- +1.408.740.7256 (United States) +1.408.317.9253 (Alternate number)
Enter the meeting ID and passcode followed by #:
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OK – onto to football. Here is some info from the Pitt Media Dept.
September 18, 2017 Pat Narduzzi Press Conference
Georgia Tech Week PRESS CONFERENCE VIDEO: Narduzzi Georgia Tech Preview
PITT (1-2, 0-0 ACC) vs. GEORGIA TECH (1-1, 0-0 ACC)
September 23, 2017 • 12:20 p.m., ET
Bobby Dodd Stadium (55,000/Natural Grass) • Atlanta, Ga.
ACC Network • Pitt IMG Sports Radio Network
PittsburghPanthers.com • @Pitt_FB • #PITTvsGT
LINK (PDF): Pitt Game Notes (vs. Georgia Tech)
- Pitt opens ACC play on the road when it travels to Atlanta to face Georgia Tech. The Panthers and Yellow Jackets are annual foes as members of the Coastal Division.
- The 1-2 Panthers are coming off consecutive losses to Top 10 opponents Oklahoma State and Penn State. Pitt is one of only two teams in the nation to face a pair of Top 10 teams this early in the season. (Fresno State, which played Alabama and Washington, is the other.)
- Georgia Tech enters its ACC opener with a 1-1 record. The Yellow Jackets were idle this past week due to the cancellation of their Sept. 16 game at UCF.
- Pitt has won each of the past two meetings with Georgia Tech. Late field goals provided the winning margin in each contest: 31-28 in 2015 and 37-34 last year. Chris Blewitt, who graduated as Pitt’s all-time leading kick scorer, was responsible for both of those game-winning kicks.
- After facing one of the country’s most explosive passing teams in Oklahoma State, the Panthers will now have to defend the nation’s No. 1 rushing team in Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets are averaging 372.5 yards rushing, while the Panthers are giving up 119.7 yards on the ground.
- Pitt is fielding one of its youngest defenses in recent memory. Through the opening three games, the Panthers have essentially been breaking in nine new starters on that side of the ball. Only two seniors—end Allen Edwards and cornerback Avonte Maddox—are listed on the defensive two-deep.
- The Panthers and Yellow Jackets both feature ball-control attacks on offense and rank among the nation’s leaders in time of possession. Georgia Tech averages 36:30 in possession time to rank fifth nationally. The Panthers are holding the ball for an average of 34:48 to rank 11th.
This is the 12th meeting between Pitt and Georgia Tech in a series that began in 1918…Pitt leads the overall series, 7-4, and owns a two-game winning streak against the Yellow Jackets…the Panthers are 4-1 in games played in Pittsburgh and 3-1 in Atlanta…Pitt and Georgia Tech have twice met in bowl games with the Yellow Jackets winning each time…Georgia Tech defeated the Panthers in the Jan. 2, 1956 Sugar Bowl (7-0) and the Dec. 29, 1956 Gator Bowl (21-14)…the 2017 game marks the fifth Atlantic Coast Conference encounter between the two schools…the ACC series is tied at two wins apiece…the Panthers triumphed in each of the past two meetings courtesy of late field goals by the graduated Chris Blewitt…in 2016, Blewitt’s 31-yard field goal as time expired gave Pitt a 37-34 win at Heinz Field…in 2015, Blewitt boomed a school-record 56-yard field goal with 1:11 left for a 31-28 victory in Atlanta…the initial three games of the series from 1918-20 were all played in Pittsburgh…led by legendary coach Glenn “Pop” Warner, Pitt won each of those three contests by an aggregate score of 58-9…before the 2013 revival of the series, the two schools had not played since a pair of games at Georgia Tech in the 1970s…in 1976, Tony Dorsett scored three touchdowns as Pitt routed the host Yellow Jackets, 42-14…under the direction of Coach John Majors, Pitt would go 12-0 in 1976 and claim the national championship, while Dorsett would win the Heisman Trophy…the Panthers also defeated Georgia Tech, 27-17, in Atlanta during the 1974 season.
Sorry for the short article – volunteer day today. We’ll have a great Roundtable tonight I’m sure. First off will be Browne vs DiNucci and why? That why?? is the hard part I think…
Here is something great that Pittman4ever just sent me…
All is not lost guys, even though at this point it may look dim…