For the last edition of our slightly-too-late midseason grades series (it really should have been published last week), I’ll be reporting on special teams and coaching. Anybody wondering why we aren’t in the top 25 with a 4-2 record against a top-20 schedule? Look no further than coaching and the third phase. sigh
- Fewest Penalties per Game: 8.83. 124th out of 130 – 5th Percentile. The good news is that the only two power five teams lower than Pitt are Miami (9.0) and Syracuse (9.17). Also for some sand in the craw, #21 Cincinnati is 129th (10.17)
- Fewest Penalty Yards per Game: 83.17 – 127th out of 130 – 2nd Percentile. Oklahoma is the only P5 team lower than Pitt. (89.33).