See attached for stats from today’s Pitt Blue-Gold Spring Game presented by PNC Bank that finished Gold 30, Blue 0 at Heinz Field.
Photos for media from the game can be accessed and downloaded at this link:
Video of the postgame press conference is available at this link:
The postgame press conference included sessions with the following members of the Pitt football program:
· Head Coach Pat Narduzzi
· LB #24 Phil Campbell II (Gold Team captain)
· TE #7 Lucas Krull (Gold Team Captain)
· LB #0 John Petrishen (Blue Team, Conway Award winner)
· RB #2 Israel Abanikanda (Blue Team, Conway Award winner)
Trib: Not Spring Game but interesting:
PGH Sports Now website:
Pitt’s Sports Page:
“PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh football program hosted 5,000 fans on Saturday at Heinz Field for the 2021 Pitt Blue-Gold Spring Game presented by PNC Bank – and spectators witnessed a dominating performance by the Gold Team.
Gold shut out Blue, 30-0, with a comprehensive performance on both sides of the ball. The teams were selected by team captains earlier in the week in a draft-by-position format.
Pitt’s returning starting quarterback Kenny Pickett, one of the Blue Team captains, played just three snaps before exiting the game in a planned move.
Blue Team was sparked by running back Israel Abanikanda, who produced a game-high 77 rushing yards, including an electric 42-yard burst around the outside.
After the game, head coach Pat Narduzzi, the Gold Team’s winning captains – tight end Lucas Krull and linebacker Phil Campbell III – and Pitt’s Ed Conway Award winners as the most improved players of spring drills – running back Israel Abanikanda and linebacker John Petrishen – each met with the media.
Pitt begins its 2021 regular season at home against Massachusetts on Saturday, Sept. 4 at Heinz Field.”