Same Old Pitt died on Saturday, just as Kenny Pickett came of age. Pitt’s defense held the #32 offense in the country to 206 yards passing and 79 yards rushing. They did it on the road, and in the face of questionable officiating. Make no mistake Pitt fans, this is what we signed up for. My good, bad and ugly are below. Sound off and post yours!
- The team’s response in the second half. How many times have we seen Pitt come out flat in the first half and stay flat for the rest of the game? Not this time. Whatever Narduzzi said to them in the locker room stuck.
- The Defense. Yes, Wake missed some throws, but by and large, this is the defense that was advertised in camp.
- Kenny Pickett. 23/30-316-3. At least two of his touchdowns came on third down. Ladies and Gentlemen, we have our quarterback.
- I think the offense in the first half had every fan in Pitt Nation feeling the same way. “Oh no, not again”.
- Jimmy Morrissey’s injury. We can afford to lose him for Miami, but we will need every hand on deck for the Championship. PGH Sports Now has the only update at the time of writing. “Sources” say it’s an ankle injury. Stefano Millin says this: “he’s good”
- I was going to make a comment about the white uniforms, but daggone it we just won the first ACC Coastal Football Championship in Pitt History. If the uniforms were the worst part of the day, I’ll take it. Turn on those Victory Lights and keep ’em on all week. #Hail2Pitt!