SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett broke a 40-year old record on Saturday, when he threw his 38th touchdown pass of the 2021 season against the Syracuse Orange.
Pickett threw a 15-yard screen pass to freshman running back Rodney Hammond, Jr. in the second quarter to tie the game with Orange at 7-7 and tie him with Dan Marino and Rod Rutherford for the most prolific passing touchdown season in Pitt history.
His second score of the second quarter came on a 25-yard pass to Jordan Addison to give Pitt its first lead of the game and give Pickett the record.
Marino threw for 37 touchdowns in 12 games 1981. Rutherford tied that mark in 13 games in 2003. Pickett broke the mark in his 12th game in 2021.
He has continually assaulted the Pitt record books in 2021, having already broken over a dozen Pitt passing and scoring records.