Pittsburgh (7-3, 4-2 ACC) at No. 25 Virginia Tech (7-3, 4-2), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST (ESPN2).
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The play gave Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett the option of keeping it or handing it off to running back Vincent Davis.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — When the Pitt Panthers went into halftime against Syracuse with an 18-point lead, quarterback Kenny Pickett didn't like what he saw and let his teammates know it.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Kenny Pickett and Pittsburgh built a big lead by taking the ball from Duke — only to have that lead disappear when the Panthers started giving it right back.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kenny Pickett will be back at quarterback for Pittsburgh on Saturday when the Panthers play at Duke.
Coach Pat Narduzzi withheld Pickett as a precaution from last week’s...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Backup Nick Patti capped a fourth-quarter drive with a touchdown pass to help Pittsburgh survive a scare from Delaware, 17-14, on Saturday.
No. 15 UCF (3-0) at Pittsburgh (1-2), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (ESPN2).
Here's what to watch in the Big Ten this week:
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett deleted most of his social media accounts before the season as a way to help him stay focused amid all the noise. So he didn't know and...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The debut of Pittsburgh's new-look offense included an alarming sight that kept repeating itself during a season-opening 30-14 loss to Virginia : quarterback Kenny Pickett...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kenny Pickett doesn't linger on the past. So forgive the Pittsburgh quarterback if he's not still beating himself up over his team's rough finish to 2018, when the Panthers lost...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kenny Pickett knows his numbers in his first year as Pittsburgh's starting quarterback weren't great. He doesn't particularly care.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett took the snap, looked to his right and heaved the ball toward the corner of the end zone. When wide receiver Tre Tipton outwrestled a...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh has fired offensive coordinator Shawn Watson and wide receivers coach Kevin Sherman in an effort to overhaul its beleaguered offense.
Coach Pat Narduzzi made the announcement on Friday.
The Panthers went 7-7 this season and won the ACC Coastal Division for the first time but had trouble generating offensive against quality opponents, particularly through the air. Pitt finished 97th in the country in total offense, 93rd in scoring offense and 120th in passing offense.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh tried to lock up its backfield of the future during the early signing period that began Wednesday.
The Panthers signed 18 players in all, including quarterback Davis Beville from Greenville, South Carolina, and running back Daniel Carter. Carter played for powerful St. Thomas Aquinas High in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Pittsburgh (7-5, 6-2) vs. No. 2 Clemson (12-0, CFP No. 2) at Charlotte, North Carolina, Saturday, 8 p.m. EST (ABC)
Line: Clemson by 26½.
Series record: Pittsburgh leads 2-0.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
Clemson is seeking to become the first team in the ACC championship game era to win four straight titles. It's also looking for its fourth straight trip to the College Football Playoff, something that becomes less likely should Pitt upset the heavily favored Tigers.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kenny Pickett isn't offended by the term "game manager." Last the Pittsburgh sophomore checked, the phrase isn't an insult but a job description.
"Every quarterback needs to manage the game first," Pickett said.
Pickett's pre-snap checklist is lengthy. Is the protection right? Does he need to audible? Are the other 10 guys lined up in the right spot? What defense are the opponents in?
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Coach Pat Narduzzi wasn't worried about a jinx. The Pitt coach had his equipment staff to bring the commemorative ACC caps and T-shirts all the way from Pittsburgh.
"I said, 'Get them. It's going to happen,'" Narduzzi said.
It did happen — thanks to Kenny Pickett's career day.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — In a game that both defenses would probably like to forget, Pitt and Duke combined for 1,254 yard of total offense on Saturday.
It was the kind of game where it seemed like the team that had the ball last would win, and that's just what happened, when Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett connected with Maurice Ffrench on a 25-yard touchdown strike with five seconds remaining to lead Pitt to a 54-45 victory.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — No. 13 UCF expects a stern test against Pittsburgh, which has had a knack for upsetting teams with hopes of making the College Football Playoff.
The Panthers surprised eventual national champion Clemson on the road two years ago. They ended a disappointing 2017 season by knocking off unbeaten Miami, which had the longest winning streak in the country and was in contention for a CFP berth.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Penn State already beat Pittsburgh once this season. The Panthers are intent on not letting the Nittany Lions do it twice. That means forgetting about their nationally televised second-half meltdown during a 51-6 loss to their rivals as quickly as possible, even if some of the images will be difficult to shake.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — For all of sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett's precocious talent, Pittsburgh head Pat Narduzzi is quick to issue a reminder that in terms of Pickett's career, he's just "a baby."
Maybe, but Pickett is growing up quickly. Narduzzi believes the rest of his team is too.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kenny Pickett's first college start set almost impossible expectations for his second. Everywhere except inside the Pittsburgh locker room.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former Illinois quarterback Jeff George Jr. has transferred from Michigan to Pittsburgh.
Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi said Monday that George has enrolled at the school and joined the team. Narduzzi says it is not immediately clear if the son of former NFL quarterback Jeff George will be eligible to play this season.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kenny Pickett never doubted he'd be here.
Not as a scrawny 130-pound freshman quarterback growing up in New Jersey. Not when he enrolled early at Pittsburgh in the spring of 2017 as a distant third on the depth chart behind Max Browne and Ben DiNucci. Not last fall, when the losses piled up for the Panthers and Pickett kept running the scout team knowing head coach Pat Narduzzi wanted to redshirt him.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A year ago, Kenny Pickett found himself buried at third on the Pittsburgh depth chart during spring drills, as tends to happen to freshmen who've been on campus all of a few weeks.
Not that Pickett ever thought of himself as a third-stringer. That's simply not his way.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — After losing a pair of quarterbacks over the last month to transfers, Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi and offensive coordinator Shawn Watson replenished their ranks at football's most important position on Wednesday, as two of Pitt's 15 early signees are quarterbacks.
Freshman Kenny Pickett started the team's final game against Miami on Nov. 24, a 24-14 upset of the then-No. 2 Hurricanes, and seems to be the team's answer as a starter going forward.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh sophomore quarterback Ben DiNucci is transferring.
DiNucci announced his decision Thursday, two days after third-string sophomore quarterback Thomas MacVittie said he also was leaving the program. While MacVittie played on special teams this season but never took a snap under center, DiNucci appeared in 10 games this season, including six starts.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Miami spent the better part of 13 months putting together the nation's longest winning streak behind a series of comebacks that returned the swagger to "The U" in all of its "Turnover Chain" glory.
Sluggish throughout the first half against Pittsburgh on Friday, the Hurricanes figured they'd come out for the third quarter, hit the gas and survive just the way they've done time and again during their rebirth under second-year coach Mark Richt.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Cam Phillips had 117 yards receiving and scored the game-winning touchdown, and Virginia Tech's defense kept Pittsburgh out of the end zone on the final play to lift the Hokies to a 20-14 victory over the Panthers on Saturday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pat Narduzzi is intent on creating a competitive atmosphere at every position on his team. Especially quarterback.
So the Pittsburgh coach is hardly apologetic about his unusual approach for handling a carousel that shows no signs of slowing even as Halloween approaches.