Latest Kenny Pickett News

Pickett accounts for 3 TDs, Pitt edges UNC 34-27 in OT

Nov. 15, 2019 1:29 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The play gave Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett the option of keeping it or handing it off to running back Vincent Davis. Only it really wasn’t an option at all. Pickett knew he was going to keep the ball before he even took the snap on first-and-goal at the North Carolina 3 in...

Pitt searches for first ACC win over resurgent UNC

Nov. 13, 2019 1:20 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh has accomplished plenty since joining the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2013. The Panthers have beaten Clemson. They’ve taken down Penn State. They’ve won a Coastal Division championship. One thing they haven’t done is find a way to get by North Carolina....

Pitt overcomes 3 turnovers, beats Georgia Tech 20-10

Nov. 2, 2019 9:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The ACC's best run defense created the play of the game for Pittsburgh. That defense also has the Panthers in position to contend for another shot at the Atlantic Coast Conference championship. Kylan Johnson's goal-line hit late in the third quarter forced a fumble, protecting Pitt's lead,...

Late TD pass lifts Miami past Pittsburgh 16-12

Oct. 26, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Miami head coach Manny Diaz kept telling quarterback Jarren Williams to be ready. That at some point the Hurricanes would need him even though Diaz awarded the starting job to N'Kosi Perry. Whether Williams initially bought in to whatever Diaz was selling him is up for debate. Neither...

Surging Pitt hopes to sort out 'Coastal Chaos' vs. Miami

Oct. 25, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi brought his thumbs together to make the universal symbol for the place known as "The U." His message was simple: Miami's brand name still carries weight, even if the Hurricanes are no longer the dominant force they were two decades ago or even two years ago....

Pitt beats Syracuse 27-20; defense racks up 9 sacks

Oct. 19, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

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. "Too many smiles," Pickett said, recounting his impassioned halftime speech. "I play this game real seriously. The game...

ACC 'carnival' in Coastal Division poised for wild finish

Oct. 9, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

Chaos is brewing in the ACC's Coastal Division once again. With the midpoint of the regular season approaching, the Atlantic Coast Conference race is shaping up with prohibitive favorite Clemson sitting atop the Atlantic Division and more unpredictability dominating the Coastal. Nothing can be taken for granted....

Pitt rallies past Duke 33-30 after blowing 23-point lead

Oct. 6, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

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. Given enough time for one shot at a comeback, he wasn't going to throw it to the Blue Devils again. Pickett threw a...

Duke looks to keep rolling, end slide in series with Pitt

Oct. 4, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — No team in Duke's division has been harder on the Blue Devils than Pittsburgh. Since the Panthers joined the Atlantic Coast Conference before the 2013 season, Duke is just 1-5 against them — its worst record against any Coastal Division opponent in that span. But after beating...

Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett to return against Duke

Oct. 3, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

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 game, a victory over Delaware. He said Pickett was “banged up” from the upset of UCF on Sept. 22....