THE BIG LEAD:
Pitt drops its first of the season in a wild game that saw Oklahoma put up record numbers against the Panthers defense.
- Panthers defense smoked by OK State’s passing attack
- Pitt defense has near record day against Oklahoma State
- Weather delay; 86-yard bomb conspire to beat Panthers
- Oklahoma State’s lightning attack burns Pitt
#Pitt's defense gave up 640 yards today. Single-game record is 675 (VT in 1993). Most recent 600-yard game was GT in 2014 (612)
— Chris Peak (@PantherLair) September 18, 2016
THE VIEW FROM THE OTHER SIDE:
- How the Cowboys rallied time and again when they had every chance to fold
- Cowboys Ride for Free: OK State throws all over Pitt
- Cardiac Hill: Conservative play calling cost Panthers
- Takeaways from Pitt’s 45-38 loss to Oklahoma State
- Pitt POV Podcast
It wasn’t a rivalry game and it wasn’t in conference, so the think pieces and “day after” coverage paled in comparison with last week’s win over Penn State.
The loss does nothing to damage the Panthers’ ultimate goal, which would be to win the ACC Coastal. Speaking of, next week the Panthers roll into Chapel Hill to face the 2-1 North Carolina Tar Heels, who are coming off a 56-28 win over
noted Div 1 powerhouse James Madison U. It’ll be the first ACC game for both teams and a win would give the Panthers a good headstart on the division.
- It’s ACC week for the Tar Heels
- Read option sparks UNC offense
- UNC QB Mitch Trubisky’s record-setting day
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