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Pitt Sights and Sounds: Kenny Pickett Practicing ahead of Duke

Pitt Sights and Sounds: Kenny Pickett Practicing ahead of Duke

PITTSBURGH — Coming off of a sluggish win at home against Delaware, Pitt has very little time to reflect. They jump right back into ACC play this week with a trip to Duke.

The Panthers (3-2, 0-1) lost to Virginia in their ACC opener, as Duke (3-1, 1-0) is coming off a 45-10 win against Virginia Tech last week.

Pitt has won four straight meetings with the Blue Devils and those games were all with head coach Pat Narduzzi. Last year the Panthers won 54-45 in a shootout.

INJURIES STILL A QUESTION

Quarterback Kenny Pickett, running backs A.J. Davis and Vincent Davis, linebackers Chase Pine and Elias Reynolds, and defensive backs Jason Pinnock and Jazzee Stocker were all out last week against Delaware.

Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi didn’t give any updates during his press conference on Monday, but Pickett did throw and participate in practice on Tuesday.

FUNDAMENTALS

Pitt defensive backs worked on a lot of tackling drills at practice on Tuesday, as well as firing through those tackles.

The quarterbacks and receivers were looking to getting their route timing down and having that sense of continuity, as an offensive unit.

STATS AND NUMBERS

Duke has only allowed one sack, through five weeks of the college football season. This will be an intriguing matchup because Pitt leads the ACC in sacks.

Maurice Ffrench (40) and Taysir Mack (32) lead the nation as a duo for most receptions, through week 5.

This is the 24th meeting between Pitt and Duke, dating back to 1929.

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Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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