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Pitt Rebounds From Loss, Destroys New Hampshire Wildcats 77-7

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The Pittsburgh Panthers throttled the New Hampshire Wildcats 77-7 Saturday at Heinz Field in Pitt’s highest scoring game since 1926.

Super senior quarterback Kenny Pickett was sensational, completing 24 of 28 passes for 403 yards and five touchdowns. 

Sophomore receiver Jordan Addison composed 179 of those yards and three touchdowns on just six receptions. 

Pickett added a one yard score on a quarterback sneak, the 17th rushing touchdown of his career and the most by a Panthers quarterback. 

Even with the starters sitting most of the second half, the Panthers managed to break their all-time single game yardage mark with 707 offensive yards. The previous mark was 654 yards, set against Virginia Tech in 2018.

A week after giving up 517 yards to Western Michigan, Pitt’s defense held the Wildcats to just eight first downs and 160 total yards.

The Panthers didn’t allow a conversion on third or fourth down as New Hampshire went 0-11 and 0-1, respectively.

The Panthers defense, for their part, outscored the Wildcats offense. They opened the scoring by forcing New Hampshire quarterback Brody Edwards into committing an intentional grounding penalty in the end zone for a safety. Senior defensive back Damarri Mathis added to the lead on the next drive, returning an interception for a touchdown. 

The Wildcats lone score of the afternoon, a four yard touchdown pass from Edwards to receiver Sean Coyne, came after a 70 yard gain by running back Carlos Washington Jr. that accounted for nearly half of New Hampshire’s yardage.

Offensive coordinator Mark Whipple finally had a chance to get his running game going as the Panthers ran away with the game. True freshman Rodney Hammond spearheaded the effort with 17 carries for 100 yards and three touchdowns, Pitt’s first 100 yard rusher this season.

Israel Abanikanda added 13 carries for 75 yards and a score, and starter Vincent Davis II had seven for 50 yards.

Kicker Ben Sauls was Pitt’s No. 1 kicker to start the game, but he missed a pair of extra points in the first quarter and was relegated to kickoff duty. Redshirt sophomore Sam Scarton was perfect in his stead, making nine of nine extra point attempts. 

The Panthers are 3-1 and will begin ACC play next Saturday, facing the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in Atlanta at noon.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Jeff
Jeff
20 days ago

Congratulations to the Pitt fans on social media. Pitt caught hell for an inexcusable loss against Western Michigan and it seems to have been productive in lighting a fire under this team’s collective behind. Of course it’s a win against New Hampshire but at least they looked motivated like they should. Teams claim that they don’t pay attention to the outside chatter but you can bet they know what’s being said. Kudos to the fans and the writers for the rightful criticism because it seems like it ticked them off. There’s no better motivator than being called out.

Kurt Kerrigan
Kurt Kerrigan
19 days ago
Reply to  Jeff

Social media was the reason for todays outcome? You’ve got to be kidding.

Jeff
Jeff
19 days ago
Reply to  Kurt Kerrigan

I guess you’re attempting to say that being ridiculed from every source plays no factor in motivating a team. If you try to tell me that it doesn’t you’re living in an alternate universe.

I guess Pitt called for a private team meeting because they felt the vibes were positive. Even if the coaches pushed these guys harder and challenged them at practice as I imagine they did a large part of that is due to everyone collectively calling out the trash performance against Western Michigan.

You had nothing of value to add so you tossed out garbage.

Last edited 19 days ago by Jeff
Kurt Kerrigan
Kurt Kerrigan
19 days ago
Reply to  Jeff

Yeah, it was all about the “vibes” there Sunshine. Pitt dominated an inferior FCS team, plain & simple, just like UMass. Score would have been the same no matter what happened last week. Your posts are painfully excessive & mostly nonsense. You should adopt a pet.

Jeff
Jeff
19 days ago
Reply to  Kurt Kerrigan

You’re a goon that doesn’t know shat from Shinola, Sparky. Got that Nancy Kerrigan. You know as much about football as she does. Now you’re dismissed clown. 🤡

Last edited 19 days ago by Jeff
Kurt Kerrigan
Kurt Kerrigan
19 days ago
Reply to  Jeff

You should have used a question mark after “Got that Nancy Kerrigan” since you were asking a question. But you’ve proven in your many, many, many posts that you struggle with third grade level spelling & punctuation so we’re not surprised. Tell us more about the vibes. Did the vibes help KP throw for all those yards?

Jeff
Jeff
19 days ago
Reply to  Kurt Kerrigan

He doesn’t care for my opinions but he knows they’re all nonsensical and excessive which indicates that he’s reading the posts he claims to be so disinterested in. 😂

You have a strange way of showing you’re disinterested. 😂

Now back to the turnpike restrooms with you. I have enough class to know that this isn’t my personal grievance forum unlike you. 🤡

Last edited 19 days ago by Jeff
Kurt Kerrigan
Kurt Kerrigan
19 days ago
Reply to  Jeff

Opinions? Is that what you call them? Most people call them the mindless ramblings of a sad & lonely cretin. I’ve been told that Animal Friends has some nice dogs that you could adopt.

Jeff
Jeff
19 days ago

It cracks me up when teams and coaches that are on social media claim they that they don’t look at it or pay any attention to it. After they make the claim they usually go on to talk about how viscous it can be which is interesting considering that they supposedly don’t see it or pay attention to it. 😂

When they claim they don’t see the articles from columnists and the opinions on social media I don’t buy that for a millisecond.

If you buy into that I’ve got some ocean front property in Arizona to sell you.

Last edited 19 days ago by Jeff
Kurt Kerrigan
Kurt Kerrigan
19 days ago
Reply to  Jeff

Viscous- adjective – having a thick, sticky consistency between solid and liquid. I’m sure that’s what you meant. We’re not laughing at you, we’re laughing with you. Please consider that pet adoption, it might help fill the void.

Jeff
Jeff
19 days ago
Reply to  Kurt Kerrigan

I fill the void in your lady every night pal. 😂

Kurt Kerrigan
Kurt Kerrigan
19 days ago
Reply to  Jeff

C’mon Sis. We all know that you’ve never met a lady that you were interested in.

Jeff
Jeff
19 days ago
Reply to  Kurt Kerrigan

I wonder how he knew that I often c’mon his sis? 😂

Kurt Kerrigan
Kurt Kerrigan
19 days ago
Reply to  Jeff

The only thing that you do often is listen to your Boy George albums.

Jeff
Jeff
19 days ago
Reply to  Kurt Kerrigan

I knew you were still watching me lol. 😂

I waited to post that last comment and you fell right into the trap lol. Dude is so disinterested that he’s stalking me.

That’s quite pathetic. 😂

Go ahead and shine skid mark. The floor is yours.

I just had to have one last good laugh for the road. 😂😂😂

Last edited 19 days ago by Jeff
Kurt Kerrigan
Kurt Kerrigan
19 days ago
Reply to  Jeff

And yet more proof that you’re a sad & lonely psycho. Your posts are a cry for help.

PittBand
PittBand
19 days ago

It was a nice win for Homecoming. The crowd was diminished by the negative media coverage over the week. Pity. Beautiful sunny day.
They sent the DJ home after kickoff. So the LOUD obnoxious music was absent. Band got to play.
What are you media types going to diminish this week?

Chuck
Chuck
19 days ago

They went out and did what is expected of a power 5 team against a FCS team. They beat a nobody, let’s hold off on any excitement till we see what they do against a team that’s beat 2 ranked ACC favorites in back to back weeks. A win is a win, but Pitt is still Pitt.

Last edited 19 days ago by Chuck
Chuck
Chuck
19 days ago
Reply to  Chuck

Sorry they didn’t beat Clemson but they did hang with them the whole way to the end. That was a mistype that they beat 2 ranked ACC favorites.

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