KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Twenty-three players on Pitt’s travel roster for the Panthers’ game at Tennessee were seniors playing in their fourth, fifth, sixth or even seventh collegiate season.
When the start of the game went sideways and the Panthers fell into an early 10-point hole in front of an enthusiastic crowd of 82,203 at Neyland Stadium, it was those seniors that Pitt leaned on to weather the storm.
“We buckled down and got the job done,” left tackle Carter Warren said.
“We always keep the same mindset,” added left guard Marcus Minor. “We knew everything wasn’t going to be easy. We knew it wasn’t going to be as great as we wanted it to be. Football is never going to be perfect. The fact that we were able to come out, put our heads down and continue to work, we were happy with that.”
Here’s more from Brandon Hill, Keyshon Camp and Jordan Addison after the big win: