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Pitt Sights and Sounds: Georgia Tech Week



PITTSBURGH — Pitt is coming off its first loss in their last five games. But thanks to Virginia’s loss to Louisville they are still in the thick of the ACC championship race.

This week they will travel to Atlanta to play Georgia Tech (2-5, 1-3). Despite the record, the Yellow Jackets provide a unique offense and defensive minded head coach. This isn’t a team that Pitt can take lightly, especially coming off of last week’s sluggish performance.

Georgia Tech beat Miami, the week before Pitt fell to the Hurricanes.

Pitt seems to be healthy on both sides of the ball, really for the first time all season. No limitations were shown at practice on Tuesday.

With the offense struggling to get in the end zone against Miami, it seemed as if the coaches were trying to get the receivers to find some confidence during practice. Quarterback Kenny Pickett and the receiving core were getting their fair share of reps at practice on Tuesday.

Get In Line

In the last few weeks, Narduzzi has mixed and matched with the offensive line starters. On Tuesday at practice, Pitt had Carter Warren, Bryce Hargrove, Jimmy Morrissey, Jake Kradel, and Nolan Ulizo as the starting five up front, from left to right, with Gabe Houy and Carson Van Lynn on the second unit.

Kick Game

The bright spot for Pitt’s offense last Saturday was kicker Alex Kessman who connected on four field goals, which happened to be the only points that Pitt scored.

Kessman was awarded ACC Specialist of the Week for his play against Miami.

Defensive Spark

A Panther defense that recorded nine sacks the week before against Syracuse, had only two last week, both from Patrick Jones II, who is now up to 7.0 sacks on the year.

Sights and Sounds

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