PITTSBURGH — Coming off of a top-15 win at home against UCF, the Panthers got back on the practice field. Pitt went through there normal Tuesday practice, while emphasizing the fundamentals.
While losing some key players with bumps and bruises on Saturday, the Panthers are looking to stay healthy for the upcoming home match-up with Delaware.
Pitt’s only meeting with the Fightin’ Blue Hens was in 2014. The Panthers won 62-0.
This will be Pitt’s final non-conference game of the season, as they finish with seven straight ACC games.
BACK TO THE BASICS
Linebackers, cornerbacks, and offensive skill players look to sharpen their technique on fundamental drills on Tuesday at practice.
The passing game has hit their stride and the running game is looking to balance the attack for the Panthers.
Quarterback Kenny Pickett has an active streak of 139 passing attempts without an interception (second longest in FBS).
Starting cornerbacks Jason Pinnok and Damarri Mathis are both expected to be on the field for Pitt on Saturday afternoon. Both suffered minor injuries in the win against UCF.
Therran Coleman and Marquis Williams stepped in to help the Panthers close the door on the Knights. Senior captain Dane Jackson has been Pitt’s steady man at the cornerback position.
Pitt’s pass rush ranks fourth in the country with an average of 4.5 sacks per contest. The Panthers are doing this while missing arguably their two best defensive linemen (Rashad Weaver and Keyshon Camp).
The two-headed receiving monster of Maurice Ffrench and Taysir Mack have been productive to start the season. Ffrench ranks fourth nationally with 7.8 receptions per game. Mack ranks 15th with 6.8.