Despite last week’s weak showing against Delaware, optimism is running high that we can beat Duke. Perhaps that is because six starters were sidelined last week, including Kenny Pickett. Perhaps that was because we believe that 13 penalties are an anomaly. Perhaps that’s because we know that Pitt tends to play down to lesser competition, and we know that Duke isn’t lesser competition. Perhaps it’s because we’ve won five of the last six games against the Blue Devils.
Well, whatever the reason, we all know a little optimism can be a dangerous thing. It’s much safer to keep your expectations low. Not that the Pitt Sports Information Department is doing anything to help.
In all seriousness though, September was a great month for Twyman. He is living up to expectations, and he needs to keep it going. Morrissey gets credit too. He has done what he’s done against two of the better pass rushes in the country…UVA and Penn State. Not bad for a former walk on.