PITTSBURGH — Pitt’s starting lineup remains largely unchanged from the Georgia Tech matchup last weekend, but an injury has given way for a new starter offensively and Pitt’s cornerback rotation continues.
Konata Mumpfield is not dressed and will not play against Virginia Tech today, which has allowed Jaden Bradley to step into the starting lineup for his first college start. Bradley has had a few struggles this season, but he emerged in the fourth quarter with two touchdown receptions.
Bradley is joined in the starting receiving corps by Jared Wayne and Bub Means, and it’s not unlikely that a few under the radar names at wide receiver, such as Myles Alston or Gavin Thomson, could receive increased snaps this week.
With Owen Drexel and Carter Warren remaining sidelined this week, Jake Kradel and Branson Taylor once again will start at center and left tackle, respectively.
The defensive front seven remains unchanged, as does the safety tandem of Brandon Hill and Erick Hallett, but A.J. Woods is starting alongside Marquis Williams at cornerback today. Woods and M.J. Devonshire have rotated starts at cornerback this season, although Devonshire has racked up the most defensive snaps of the cornerbacks.
Williams, Woods and Devonshire will all play a lot of snaps against Virginia Tech today.