Any realistic chance Pitt had at a successful season probably was out the window before Pitt took the field against No. 13 Miami on Saturday, with the Panthers dropping back-to-back one-point decisions as favorites against Boston College and NC State.
But an upset against the Hurricanes would have been a step toward getting them back on the right track.
That didn’t happen either, as Pitt got no push in the running game, and couldn’t get enough from the passing game under first-time Pitt starter Joey Yellen to offset a trio of big plays allowed by the Pitt defense.
With the loss, the Panthers have now dropped three straight after starting the season 3-0.
“We had a lot of hopes for this season,” redshirt senior linebacker Phil Campbell III said. “We never would have expected to lose three games in a row. I’m still in shock about it. It’s a tough one to swallow.”
Hear more from Campbell and Yellen from the locker room after the Pitt loss.