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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...

Under pressure: Defenses thriving in sack-happy ACC

Nov. 13, 2019 1:27 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Each week, the Pittsburgh coaching staff jots down a number representing the amount of sacks they’d like the Panthers to have during a given game. Sophomore defensive lineman Jaylen Twyman would prefer to keep the number a secret. Not because it’s so ambitious it’s...

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....

Ga Tech wraps up miserable year, looks ahead to better days

Nov. 5, 2019 5:53 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Geoff Collins refuses to look too far ahead. He figures that wouldn't be fair to his eight seniors, who have endured a miserable finale to their Georgia Tech careers. Yet, it's clear the closing month of Collins' first season will essentially serve as an early jump on 2020. With the Yellow...

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,...

Pitt hoping to stay close in ACC Coastal by beating Ga Tech

Nov. 1, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech can have a say in the congested ACC Coastal Division race the next two weeks. Pittsburgh (5-3, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) visits the Yellow Jackets (2-5, 1-3) on Saturday. Georgia Tech plays at Virginia, one of the co-leaders in the division, next week. The Panthers will try...

Georgia Tech relying on young starters, including QB Graham

Oct. 29, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Geoff Collins started his rebuilding effort at Georgia Tech with a young team. The Yellow Jackets, who play Pittsburgh on Saturday, now are even younger. After losing three senior starters on offense to injuries in the first half of the season, only eight seniors remain on the active roster....

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....

Syracuse the only ACC team without a conference win

Oct. 21, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse is the lone team in the Atlantic Coast Conference without a league win, yet coach Dino Babers continues to operate on an even keel. "I don't think there's a game in the ACC we've been out of, and I'm proud of that part," Babers said Monday. "I don't think the guys have quit....