PITTSBURGH — Kenny Pickett has led Pitt to many heights in his four-year career, but after a big mistake late in the game on Saturday, his teammates couldn’t pick him up.
Pickett was intercepted twice while setting a Pitt record for passing yards and throwing three touchdowns, but the second came at a critical moment late in Saturday’s loss to the Hurricanes.
The play was a pass to Jordan Addison, who didn’t look ready for the ball, and instead it went into the arms of a Miami safety.
“I think it was a miscommunication,” Addison said. “I feel like I could’ve turned my head earlier to see the ball.”
“It’s something I’ll have to go watch with Jordan and fix,” Pickett said.
The Panthers sure would have liked to have picked up their senior leader and get the ball back in his hands, but the defense was unable to come through with a stop at the end of the game.
“Turnovers are going to happen. It’s inevitable,” senior outside linebacker John Petrishen said. “We can’t get upset when those things do happen. We expect greatness from Kenny and most of the time, we get that. He was great today again. We would like to get the ball back in his hands at the end of the game. We felt like the game fell on the defense at the end of the day.”