The Pitt Panthers opened conference play using the same formula that they’ve used over the first four games of the season: let the right arm of Kenny Pickett lead them to victory. Pickett continued his record-breaking senior season and the Panthers offense overwhelmed the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets defense, 52-21.
Pickett finished the game 23-36 for 389 yards and 4 Touchdowns and 0 interceptions.
Pitt (4-1) are off this coming weekend before they have another ACC road game, taking on Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.
Following the loss to Western Michigan, Pitt fans are back and excited about the potential of this team.
H2P!! Proud of this group, love these players!
— John Pelusi (@JohnPelusi) October 2, 2021
Pitt’s Oline was phenomenal today
— Nick Gordon (@Nick_Gordon19) October 2, 2021
There are some great players having some great seasons so far. Kenny Pickett has been the best player in America thru 5 games. Heisman candidate. @TEST_Football @kennypickett10 @HeismanTrophy @KirkHerbstreit @Pitt_FB @CoachDuzzPittFB https://t.co/OevZTGDCZf
— Tony Racioppi (@Tonyrazz03) October 2, 2021
— Johnny JP Petrishen (@jP5_ERA) October 2, 2021
Kenny Pickett- acc player of the year . #BookIt
— jason hough sr (@jasonhoughsr) October 2, 2021
Make it 3 straight wins in Atlanta ✅
— Pitt Football (@Pitt_FB) October 2, 2021
— RickeyShifko (@RickeyShifko) October 2, 2021
— stephen thompson (@stephenethom) October 2, 2021
— Pat Bostick (@pittbostick) October 2, 2021
Kenny Pickett was brilliant today but I can’t heap enough praise on the play of the offensive line. Kenny could have folded laundry with the time allotted to him. They came to play today. #Pitt #Hogs #H2P 🟡🔵
— Harry G. Psaros (@PittGuru) October 2, 2021
— Kellie Burkett (@KellieBwpxi) October 2, 2021
— Pitt Is It (@PittPanthers_1) October 2, 2021
Kenny Pickett is my kind of quarterback.
— Andrew Fillipponi (@ThePoniExpress) October 2, 2021
— Adam (@aed12pitt) October 2, 2021
— Mia Randy (@noahbiglow) October 2, 2021
Before everyone gets too excited about Pitt’s win today, remember they only scored 52 points, which dropped their avg PPG FROM 52.5 to 52.4.
Come on Pitt. Be better!!
— Carlo Veltri (@vetchy119) October 2, 2021
— Ed Thompson (@ThompsonFoto12) October 2, 2021
I really wish Pitt had not lost to a MAC team because that offense looks as legit as it gets in the ACC.
— Dan Siegel (ACC Content) (@ACContent__) October 2, 2021
Final: Pitt 52, Georgia Tech 21
Kenny Pickett: 23 of 36 for 389 yards, 4 TDs, 0 INTs pic.twitter.com/wNyjxTxOL8
— Johnny McGonigal (@jmcgonigal9) October 2, 2021
Nothing like a celebration with your sister after a big win! Great game O! H2P! pic.twitter.com/5hhybdBrYC
— Paul D (@HoboPMD) October 2, 2021
Good win by Pitt at Georgia Tech 52-21. Pickett proving to be elite 389 yards and 4 TDs.. which gives him 19 TDs so far this season. Pickett is in the top 10 in a few different offensive categories @KDKA
— Rich Walsh KDKA (@RichieWalsh) October 2, 2021
— Coach Marion (@BrennanMarion4) October 2, 2021
Pitt will have the best player on the field the rest of the regular season schedule in Kenny Pickett.
There's no one in the ACC better than him.
— Justin W. (@NFLGimpy) October 2, 2021
— Capel Faithful (@CapelFaithful) October 2, 2021
Kenny Pickett 🎱 that’s it. That’s the tweet 🐐 #H2P
— Qadree Ollison (@QOllison) October 2, 2021