ORLANDO, Fla. — Pitt was outclassed by No. 13 Central Florida on Saturday, losing 45-14 and handing the Knights their 17th consecutive victory.
The Panthers clearly had a talent deficiency to the Knights, particularly on defense, where UCF scored 30 or more points, also for the 17th straight game.
But it wasn’t just the talent of the Knights that produced the lopsided result. The Panthers’ offense never seemed to get going and was being shut out until late in the game. Pitt’s defense was gashed for several big plays and the team produced another sloppy overall performance with 11 penalties for 125 yards.
While the Panthers were certainly complimentary of their opponent after the game, it was the way they failed to execute their own game plan that most stuck with the Panthers.