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Pitt-Miami Monday Morning Aftermath: Carolina in their Minds



Miami 24 – Pitt 3

Not the end to the regular season that Pitt was hoping for. One week after being ranked in the AP, Coaches and CFP rankings, the Panthers were barely competitive on offense against one of the better defenses in the country. Miami shut down the running game and harassed Kenny Pickett all day, taking advantage of Pitt’s reworked offensive line. The good news is the loss has no effect on Pitt’s ACC Championship aspirations. It will be Pitt vs. Clemson for all the ACC marbles this Saturday at 8:00 PM in Charlotte, NC. Currently, Pitt is a 24 point underdog, up from the 21.5 open.

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Pitt finishes the regular season 49th in ESPN’s FPI rankings and 63rd in Football Outsiders’ S&P+.

Post-Miami, none of the other Pitt publications and or national outlets seem to have an opinion on, or a need to address what happened in the game, so maybe it’s best just to move on and start focusing on Clemson.

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AP: Swinney, Clemson not expecting a blowout in ACC Championship

The last time Pitt faced #2 Clemson?

ACC Beat

With Pitt’s loss, the ACC finished the regular season with just two ranked teams, #2 Clemson and #20 Syracuse. … Louisville, Georgia Tech and Florida State all got blown out in their non-conference rivalry week games. Only Clemson took care of business, blasting South Carolina. … Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Syracuse and NC State were able to fend off their ACC rivals for victories. Florida State will miss a bowl for the first time in 36 years. It was the longest streak in NCAA football. … If Virginia Tech beats Marshall next week to become bowl eligible, they will possess the nation’s longest streak at 26 consecutive years.

  • NC State 34 – UNC 28  (OT)
  • Wake Forest 59 – Duke 7
  • Kentucky 56 – Louisville 10
  • Clemson 56 – South Carolina 35
  • Syracuse 42 – Boston College 21
  • Georgia 45 – Georgia Tech 21
  • Florida 41 – Florida State 14
  • Virginia Tech 34 – Virginia 31

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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