PITTSBURGH — Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett is now the team’s all-time leader in total touchdowns after throwing two in Pitt’s game against Miami at Heinz Field on Saturday.
Pickett’s two scores gave him 83 total touchdowns, breaking Dan Marino’s career record of 82, which had stood since 1982. Marino scored his 82 touchdowns in 48 games, while Pickett broke his record in his 46th game.
Pickett has had a continual assault on Pitt’s record books this season. He also became the team’s all-time leader in total offensive yards earlier in the game on Saturday, breaking a record that had been held by Alex Van Pelt since 1992. He is also the school’s career leader in completions and threw for over 400 yards for the fourth time in his career on Saturday, also a Pitt record.
Pickett remains second to Van Pelt in all-time passing yards, needing another 1,047 entering play Saturday. He needs 15 more passing touchdowns to catch Marino in that category.