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Pitt Games Note plus Bowl Projections

The Pitt Panthers  will have a chance at win #8 this Saturday vs.  Louisville at Heinz Field (kickoff at 3:45 PM).

Pitt still has a chance at the Coastal Division championship but must win their remaining 2 games (Louisville and Miami, Fla.) and North Carolina must lose their remaining 2 games (at Virginia Tech and at NC State).

By winning this past  Saturday, Pat Narduzzi became the first Pitt coach to win at least 7 games in his first season since Foge Fazio won 9 games  in 1982.

Here are some other game notes to get you started this week  (courtesy Pitt media relations department).

*A victory over Louisville would give Pitt its eighth win, something it has not achieved in the regular season since 2009

*The Panthers’ three losses this season are to a trio of nationally ranked teams with a combined 28-2 record: No. 5 Notre Dame (9-1), No. 6 Iowa (10-0) and No. 12 North Carolina (9-1)

*Tyler Boyd is the ACC’s most productive pass catcher this season, leading the conference in receptions per game (7.7) and receiving yards per game (77.8)

*This is the 17th meeting between Pitt and Louisville in a series that dates back to 1976…the series is tied, 8-8

*No Changes to Pitt’s offensive or defensive depth chart

QB Nate Peterman
RB  James, Ollison or Hall
FB   George  Aston
WR Tyler Boyd
WR  Dontez Ford
TE   J.P. Holtz
LT   Adam Bisnowaty
LG  Dorian Johnson
C     Artie Rowell
RG  Alex Officer
RT  Brian O’Neill

DE  Rori Blair
DE  Ejuan Price
DT  Darryl Render
DT  Tyrique Jarrett
LB  Nicholas Grigsby
LB  Matt Galambos
LB  Mike Caprara or Bam Bradley
CB  Lafayette Pitts
CB  Avonte Maddox
FS  Terrish Webb or Pat  Amara
SS  Jordan Whitehead

*Latest Bowl Projections by ESPN

Brett McMurphy:   Sun Bowl   Pitt vs. Washington State
Mark Schlabach:    Pinstripe Bowl:  Pitt vs. Northwestern

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