273 thoughts on “Pitt at Florida State Open Game Thread

  1. Enthusiasm is low on the blog.

    SOP or not to be SOP today?

    We shall see if we stumble, bumble and fumble! Throw in pre snap penalties and poor coaching with no adjustments at halftime.

    Could be a difficult day but…..

    Enjoy and drink heavily.

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    1. People do care, if you didn’t care you wouldn’t comment here on a regular basis.

      Relax big guy, it’s only a game.

      Kick back and let the game transpire, we met a few years back when I lived in Frisco and you didn’t care for the prior regime either.

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      1. With the twilight zone year, one does need some distractions. Doesn’t one ? Pitt football is a 3 hour distraction, for a couple hours in the many hours of the week. Plus I love self-abuse. haha

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      2. Most fans don’t care

        Lowest donation rate in the ACC

        Lowest attendance as percentage of capacity in ACC

        Those who read and or post here are not representative of pitt fans

        Pitt fans don’t exist

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  2. Having left Pennsylvania and specifically Pittsburgh almost 30 years ago. I use to be proud to tell people where I was from. That is no longer true.

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  3. Today’s Debacle is going to be televised by the ACC Network. Which of course is not available in Pittsburgh unless you have Verizon Fios. Which is incredible in itself, that of the many Cable providers, nobody carries the ACC Network. You can watch Pedo State of course and even Houston @ Cincinnati Bearcats

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  4. Well that was certainly quick…10 plays ..75 yards in 3 minutes. Nice to see the Defense prepped for
    their offense. Keep up the fine work Doozie & Bates.

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  5. Wow that was even quicker….97 yards on 3 plays in 1 minute, 7 seconds. Nice defensive adjustments by the Doozer & Bates. Next time they score on 2 plays.

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  6. tried to tell everyone in the prediction thread that our run defense is smoke and mirrors because it counts our pass against sacks as negative rush yards, when in fact, it should go to negative pass yards…since the offense is actually passing, not running.

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  7. okay, 1Q down for those listening at home. 10-14 score. We are winning the turnover battle on a nice interception by AJ Woods. Pickett is at qb all game except for Patti coming in for a 1 yard td run.

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    1. You mean this Sibley.
      Henry Hopkins Sibley (May 25, 1816 – August 23, 1886) was a career officer in the United States Army, who commanded a Confederate cavalry brigade in the Civil War.
      After capturing Albuquerque and Santa Fe, he was forced to retreat after losing the Battle of Glorieta Pass (in today’s New Mexico).

      Today’s History Lesson !

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    1. he missed it on tv, radio, and internet!!!

      he was on left hash and pushed it right….not close. he knew he missed the 45 yarder as soon as he booted it.

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  8. Yikes….a good run by Number 22. And our new Offensive Weapon, Nick Patti gets it in for a TD.
    See our Red Zone offense just needed Nick.

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  9. it’s fun being competetive

    FSU is not good

    we left them too much time here in the 1st half yet their QB looks prone to mistakes,,,,let’s see another here quick!

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  10. norvel has given us a short field twice in a row and we capitalized…..you lose the 4th and 6 and 4th and 3, you should pay!

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  11. Where did some of you guys go? (notice I leave Annie out) Hate me all you want people but you have a lot of nerve calling the PITT football team losers and quitters.

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    1. I quit on this team three years ago. Sticks and stones Ike. I support winners and not mediocre chumps.

      Now back to napping. ZZZ

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      1. and you call Narduzzi a liar Tex? You’re watching every minute waiting for the fatal shoe to drop.. and you will be right back.

        PITT could very well lose this game and I don’t pretend the football program couldn’t be better but I don’t question the players and coaches. In other words. I don’t question what I do NOT know.

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  12. As we go to the half, a few questions.
    1. Is Kenny Pickett really the difference on this team? Or
    2. Is FSU really this bad? Or
    3. Did this team dig deep and come up with a better half of football?

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    1. Stupid is as stupid Narduzzi does. Narduzzi couldn’t potty train my dog. Team keeps on making stupid mistakes because there is a training and practice problem and dire lack of accountability and consequences. That’s meatballs for you.

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  13. Goodness we are losers…. how do we let that drive happen when their QB has like 1 second to get rid of it? Horribly coached

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    1. Narduzzi puts players to sleep with his halftime speeches. Does any player really listen to anything this idiot has to say at this point?

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  14. Are the pedo faithful booing Franklinstein yet ? Hoopies lost, Pedo’s getting a beatdown and Pitt winning.

    Needed a pick-me-up from otherwise a dreadful saturday.

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  15. State Penn goes for it on 4th and 5 at their own 40 and takes a sack…..still 35-7 Mary had a little land! Around 4 minutes left in 3rd.

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  16. 4th 1/4, 35-7, Mary over the state pen. State pen with ball around the 20 yard line. 80 to go for paydirt. Franklin looks stressed out. Did Davis choose his college yet? He should reconsider if it is state pen. Pitt should call him and tell him to re-think….stat! Of course that only works if State Pen is his choice.

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  17. 1st and 20 midfield so let’s have our genius coach waste a TO that our stupid play letting FSU back in this may make us regret

    hard to even like a win with this junk happening

    i think we should have a D-lineman or LB run to the sideline for each defensive play call 😦

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  18. What with the Fenway Bowl (Jerry Palm predicted Pitt in) and the Pizza Bowl in Detroit cancelled this year. Where will Pitt get sentenced to ?

    is the BBVA Kumquat Bowl still functioning ?

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    1. Fenway Bowl is one of three new bowls for 2020. One of the other is in Myrtle Beach, SC. The Fenway bowl is a new tie in for the ACC. The pizza bowl no longer has an ACC tie in. Contrary to popular belief, the pizza bowl had tie ins with the ACC & Big 10. Usually the Big 10 didn’t have enough eligible teams to fill all their bowl tie ins (like last year). pizza bowl is now a straight big10 -mac affair.

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  19. When you throw quick outs and they work like 2/10 times, why do you keep going to that play? I guess it’s to stretch the field and open up the run game but let’s mix it up a little here!

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  20. Mr Whipple went to the well,,,,,,once to often. Should have had them spread out on all the plays.
    Patti wasn’t close to getting in….in a no WR power formation.

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    1. The entire country (if they cared) knew Patti would run when he came in for the third time. He IS a QB and knows how to pass. Even I could have called a better play………….Mr. Whipple, the Charmin aisle is calling your name.

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  21. hey if we get another FG…..and hold Fla State Pen scoreless….Score will be identical to
    Pitt’s last appearance in Tallahassee. 37-17. Cue up the Twilight Zone music.

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  22. I missed the first half. His Florida states offense of line really that bad? We have multiple guys running straight through them almost every play. No wonder they are on like their fifth string quarterback

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    1. haha….Funny how that works out….isn’t it !

      And it counted !!! Brandon Hill gets the glory, The quitter gets forgotten !

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  23. Remember, FSU was 1-4 in ACC coming into tonight. They are horrid, so glad to see we did what we were supposed to do.

    I do think that their coaches failed calls on 4th down in their own territory, cost them. Glad we took advantage.

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  24. wow, fsu roster is 73% freshmen and sophomores. No wonder they are awful. Announcer said their OL is awful and they dont recruit there. Sounds familiar.

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  25. Pickett is really not bad

    shaky at times, inconsistent, not so great instincts with RPO or run options

    but hindered by weak o-line, lots of drops, poor run game balance, having to exhaust himself running the entire friggin game

    but as all will agree, definitely a warrior and one TOUGH SOB

    I’d not mind him returning but I do think he could do something at the next level for a few years

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    1. Although i was kinda small….reminds me of our…..Davey Havern. Kenny Pickett = Davey Havern.

      Warriors both !!!

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  26. Here’s a scenario…. First hole you shank a drive, you end up with a snowman. Next hole you plop one in the lake….. so you throw your driver in the same lake and quit to retire at the 19th hole the whole time blaming your driver. Glad PITT plays football and not golf.

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  27. Most points scored by a Pitt team against another FBS team in almost 2 years. We scored 52 points against Va Tech on Nov 10, 2018. Gotta say, to be honest, did not expect it. Which is why
    I quit betting. (and I lost my tout) lol

    H2P !!

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  28. Congrats to a bunch of guys who definitely did not quit. If they had, as some had said, they could have packed it in when down 14-3. This is still Florida State with a boatload of Florida players. Nice win! We were 2 point favorites.

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  29. May we all come together as one. As Pitt Nation. We are not your enemies. Yellow blouses for all !!

    (can they still bring back The O & Peters Pub & the Wooden Keg, CJ’s)

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  30. Wow, a very pleasant Pitt experience. Very happy for our boys. Down 14-3 it could have gone real bad. Knocking their QB out kind of sealed the deal. Our guys made lots of big plays and gave up few.

    Anyone think that KP isn’t by far and away our best QB? Nice to see the O-line play well too.

    Gotta say though, those refs were the worst.

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  31. Never heard this song before, it just appeared on the tv cable smooth jazz channel. It’s appropriate..for sports related stuff today. enjoy. May we all survive 2020 !!

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  32. If that early incomplete pass was ruled a fumble, Pitt could have been down 21-3. Things could have ended differently.

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  33. Hey don’t let anyone attempt to belittle our huge victory today. Regardless of Florida State’s record, they have had Top 20 Recruiting classes, in every year going back…forever.

    #3 in 2015
    #2 in 2016
    #5 in 2017
    #10 in 2018
    #17 in 2019
    #20 in 2020.

    Even their worst recruiting class is rated much better than Pitt’s.

    THIS WAS A HUGE VICTORY…..CELEBRATE !!!

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    1. A quote:
      Exclude the sanction years, has there been a worse loss in the Franklin era? We got our asses kicked by Michigan a few years ago but that team had talent. This Maryland team? Really? I can’t explain this.

      In hindsight the 2016 Pitt loss is the worst (because it kept PSU out of the playoff). But, agree otherwise – no reason on earth to lose to Maryland; especially with returning starters all over the place.

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  34. The more the season goes, the more I like the fact that most of our games are ACC and mean something…granted it makes a high percentage winning record harder but it has every week meaning something…probably Pitts best all around game this year.

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  35. Huge victory lead by Weaver and Jones.

    The LB’s played well as did the Safeties.

    Let’s not lose sight of the fact this is a down year for the Seminoles. In years past, that 3 game stretch of Miami, ND and the Noles was murder. Not this year…

    Entertaining it was. MD added to the ticket price as well. Franklin was de-pants’d today – he’s in the Sandusky shower as we type…

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  36. I’m betting against Pitt rest of the year. Small price to pay for a Pitt win! KP is truly a warrior. Im wondering how much Paris Ford has been responsible for wide open receivers over the middle. He was freelancing a ton. Today’s D backfield , after a slow start, looked organized and covered all receivers. A very pleasant day indeed. My Penn State “friends”? are furious with Franklin and want him gone. Been that way since botched loss vs Indiana. Maryland sp Ed and RPO with Tua tore em apart. It was as much of a slaughter as Pitt ND.

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    1. Pinnock has been a step or 2 slow a few times this year giving up big plays…. maybe the were both liabilities….again FSU sucked – how the heck did they beat the Heels..

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      1. FSUx HC is an offensive minded guy and the Heels D is horrendous.

        The FSUx QB got hot that game and shredded the Heels D.

        When Pitt was down 14-3 today, it was our D that was suffering and the O was sputtering. Then all of a sudden DC Bates made some adjustments and the D took over and shut down FSUx’s three QB’s in dominating fashion.

        Let’s not forget how bad & young the Seminole’s really are though.

        I always lyke a Pitt win and I always will.

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    1. Just what this awful Pitt offense needed today. On to the Ramblin’ Wreck. Carter and Izzy pounded out yardage at games end today. The D found it’s legs after a rough start – Wayne and Addison looked good and Turner is the punt returner we need these last two years.

      EE who lykes a good ground game.

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  37. With the terrible VTech loss today, it is entirely possible that Pitt finishes 6-5. Is that good enough to save Narduzzi’s job?

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  38. Nit fans complaining about the Penn State OL playing like crap and getting pushed around…

    Nit fans complaining about their lack of talent at the QB position…

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  39. I had fun watching the football game on my computer while listening to the North Allegheny girls volleyball team (on my phone) win the WPIAL championship for the 3rd time in 4 years. They now have the chance to become State Champs for the 4th consecutive year. H2P for putting together a complete game and possibly changing the trajectory of the rest of the season. I missed the last half of the 4th quarter so I am looking forward to watching it tomorrow.

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  40. Hidden fact… All the Florida players getting a win on the road against FSU is really BIG. Validates their decision to come north to play at PITT. Now they have to go back down south and beat GT.

    Javonte Royal is a big D-Back. There is some good talent back there.

    ….. that dam Narduzzi…. just when you thought we were rid of him.

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  41. FWIW, I wrote on this site last week that it was quite possible that Pitt finishes with a winning record, and they needed a bye in the worst way. If you haven’t noticed by now, the ACC (less Clemson) is whacko , especially the Coastal. And even moreso this year. In fact college football this year is crazier than ever.

    BTW, you may want to check out just how Va Tech lost yesterday …. and I’m not talking about the final FG, but the play before. If ever I saw an SOP … this was it. I loved it.

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  42. It didn’t happen often yesterday, but I had forgotten how much fun it is to see a Pitt running back actually get past the line of scrimmage and actually run down field… Radical football… 😊

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  43. Good point John, I didn’t see Carter stood up one time, always leaning forward.

    Love to watch the PITT defense in action when they are all on the same page.

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    1. Carter looks like the back who should be in there on short yardage and near the goal line. Yet we don’t see him used in those situations. Makes no sense to me…

      Izzy and Carter actually look a bit promising for the future, but we have no tailback as quick as FSU’s starting QB, or for that matter ND’s mop-up-time tailback. That’s a sad state of affairs…

      Go Pitt.

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