Pitt is coming off its fourth loss (and three of its last four games) losing to North Carolina 24-42. Last week, I talked about Pitt not winning the turnover battle in its prior losses. Pitt lost the turnover battle against UNC losing one fumble while UNC had zero turnovers. IMO, that fumble was the turning point in the game.
Pitt got the ball back late in the third quarter losing 24 – 28 after a UNC TD. On a 3rd and one at the fifty, Izzy fumbled and game over.
Pitt is now 4 – 4 (1-3 Conf, 3-1 OOC and sits in fifth place in the Coastal.
The Syracuse Orange have now lost two games in a row losing to Notre Dame 24 – 41. Overall, they are 6 – 2 (3-1 Conf, 3-1 OOC). They are in second place in the Atlantic.
Below is the schedule for both teams.
I am now in color coding mode. Red is for Transfer Portal (TP) entries. Green is for season ending injuries. Names highlighted in yellow are defensive players starters. (Games started are next to Oline and Defense players names.)
Here are the NCAA offensive stats comparison after week 9 action:
You can make a case for either offense being better, but I will go with the Orange. Mainly because I am on a turnover tantrum. Syracuse has turned the ball over nine times to Pitt’s thirteen.
The offense revolves around QB play. Like last week, I am showing some of the ACC QB stats I update weekly. I use ESPN game stats for my individual team stats but always verify with NCAA stats.Continue reading “2022 Season Up Next: Pitt vs. Syracuse”