Pitt football struggling without Kenny Pickett

Pitt football struggled immensely on offense in its last two games with quarterback Kenny Pickett out due to an ankle injury. There is little known about the status of Pickett going forward, outside of head coach Pat Narduzzi saying, “Hopefully sooner rather than later,” when asked about Pickett’s return. This brings up a lot of questions for the remainder of the season as the Panthers' offense has performed poorly without their senior signal caller. In its 45-3 loss to Notre Dame on Saturday, Pitt fielded three different quarterbacks with Joey Yellen getting the start, Davis Beville coming on for one drive and Nick Patti closing out the game for the Panthers. Not a single one of these quarterbacks put up an

What did Notre Dame football do right against Pitt?

I have a feeling someone from Notre Dame football read my last article. Its 45-3 win over Pitt was definitely an eye opener for me. My assumption about the game was quite wrong. I assumed the Panthers would give Notre Dame a run for its money. Last week, I was having some doubts about the rest of the season for the Irish. They seemed to be lacking momentum and drive. It was hard to watch a team that was ranked so highly but perform at such a mediocre level. As it has not had an impressive showing since South Florida, Notre Dame needed a victory over Pitt. So what did it do that it has not been doing in previous games? Irish

College Football: Week 8 Games to Watch

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The Big Ten is back and dominates the Week 8 slate of games with several high profile matchups. The Big 12 also has a few big games to keep an eye on, but football fans across the country will have their first taste of normal when it comes to college football in 2020. Wisconsin vs Illinois Date: Friday, Oct. 23 Time: 8 p.m. ET TV: BTN Spread: Wisconsin -19.5 The opening game for the Big Ten features a rematch of arguably the Big Ten’s biggest upset last season with Illinois taking on Wisconsin. Unfortunately for the Badgers they will be without incumbent starter Jack Coan at quarterback after he suffered a foot injury a couple weeks ago. That leaves the door open for highly touted recruit Graham Mertz

Pitt football can’t get offense going in loss

Pitt football suffered its third straight loss Saturday, falling to Miami 31-19. With this loss, the Panthers are officially in panic mode, as what started as a promising season is now in jeopardy of becoming a train wreck. Pitt was forced to rely on redshirt freshman Joey Yellen at quarterback, as Kenny Pickett was unavailable due to an ankle injury. Yellen did not put up an overly impressive performance completing only 22 of his 46 passes for 277 yards. Although Yellen did not put on a spectacular performance, he did not receive much help from the rest of the offense. The Panthers’ receivers again struggled with drops, costing them a number of first downs. These drops once again came back to bite

College Football Week 7 NFL Draft prospects

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Must-watch games will always feature must-watch players. Week 7 of college football offers us a look at some great individual matchups and players hoping to improve their NFL Draft stock midway through the season. Pitt vs. Miami Pitt: Patrick Jones II, Edge Miami: Bubba Bolden, S After a slow start to the season, Pitt edge rusher Patrick Jones has shown up recently and put himself back on pace for a double-digit sack season. Jones is a traditional build for a defensive end standing 6-foot-5 and weighing in around 260 pounds. He has an excellent first step and shows a high football IQ with his ability to diagnose run plays and react to various blocking schemes being thrown at him. He’s going to need to

College Football Week 7 Games To Watch

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The season has had its share of big games and upsets already, and with another week upon us there will be a couple more unbeatens that put their records on the line. Here's a look at those games and others that have huge implication for conference championship races. Coastal Carolina vs. Louisiana Date: Wednesday, Oct. 14 Time: 6:30 p.m. ET TV: ESPN Spread: Louisiana -6.5 Pushed back from last week because of Hurricane Delta, Coastal Carolina and Louisiana match up in a what could be one of the best games of the week on Wednesday night. Following its upset of Iowa State, Louisiana has struggled with injuries and turnovers in a couple of close calls. Coastal Carolina started its season off with a win over a Big 12

Boston College football: 3 takeaways from win over Pitt

Boston College football accepted the challenge given to it - show the ACC it can compete. After a somewhat rocky start to the season and many close games, Boston College has finally established itself as a threat in the ACC with the ability to compete against the stronger teams in the conference. On Saturday, BC beat Pitt 31-30 in overtime. This was a big in-conference win for the Eagles and gives more insight into how they can find success throughout the rest of the season. Here’s what we can take away from this game. How Boston College surprised Pitt Pitt’s stats coming into this game were intimidating, and it looked like its defense would quickly shut down Boston College. However, the Eagles went

Boston College football vs. Pitt preview

Boston College football will host Pitt on Saturday afternoon in what could be a close game. Coming off of a close loss to North Carolina, the Eagles need this game to keep their winning record and establish an in-conference winning record. Pitt, a strong team with lock-down defense, will be a challenge for BC. However, Pitt is coming off a disappointing one-point loss to NC State, proving BC has the potential to contend this weekend. Let’s see what Boston College needs to look out for this Saturday. How they compare Pitt started off the season with a shutout, establishing its strong defense. This season, the Panthers have outscored their opponents 128-60. BC is going to need to get on the board early

Pitt Football plagued by penalties and drops

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Pitt football suffered a 30-29 upset loss to the NC State Wolfpack on Saturday. After pulling ahead with less than two minutes left, the Panthers only needed to keep the Wolfpack out of the end zone. With no timeouts left, quarterback Devin Leary led NC State down the field, completing a touchdown pass to Emeka Emezie with less than 30 seconds left, which proved to be the fatal blow to the Panthers. This is a crushing defeat for Pitt, which had a chance to achieve a 4-0 record for the first time since 2000. Instead, the team moves on with a 3-1 record with a bad loss to a team it was favored to beat by over two touchdowns. The Panthers

Pitt football newcomers making big impact

Pitt football has seen success so far this season, and several newcomers have had a big impact. Pitt has seen a number of players who earned their first shot at playing this season making the most of their opportunities. Offense On the offensive side of the ball, freshman receiver Jordan Addison stepped in and filled the role of Maurice Ffrench, who is now signed to the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad. Ffrench led the Panthers in catches and yards last season with 96 catches for 850 yards and four touchdowns. This left a big hole to be filled, and Addison has done an excellent job stepping up and getting the job done. Addison currently leads Pitt in catches and yards with 169