CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Pitt came into the ACC Championship game as nearly four-touchdown underdogs to No. 2 Clemson, and the Panthers’ 42-10 loss on Saturday at Bank of America Stadium proved that the Tigers are the top dog in the ACC and one of the best teams in the country.
The Panthers still have a ways to go to get to that level, but they believe that the experience of playing in this game, along with the cumulative effect of playing three Top 10 teams and five teams in the Top 25 this season will set the younger Panthers up for greater success in the future.
The Pitt players and head coach Pat Narduzzi also stood strongly behind starting quarterback Kenny Pickett and his subpar stat line of 4 for 16, eight yards and three turnovers that gave Clemson 21 points.
Hear from Narduzzi, Pickett, running backs Darrin Hall and Qadree Ollison, safety Dennis Briggs, offensive tackle Alex Bookser and linebacker Seun Idowu: