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Poll: What Was the Worst Pitt Football Loss from the 2022 Season?



Kedon Slovis taking a sack as Pitt lost to Georgia Tech, 26-21.

Pitt football managed to end the 2022 season on a five game winning streak, culminating in an incredible Sun Bowl victory over UCLA.

While the exhilarating win in El Paso, Texas on Dec. 30 will live in the hearts and minds of Pitt fans forever, there were some incredibly difficult parts of last season, with some bad losses.

Coming off an ACC Title the previous season, the Panthers added USC transfer quarterback Kedon Slovis, who took over for one of the best signal callers in program history in Kenny Pickett.

Slovis struggled to command a presence on the field, and also in the locker room, and showed that he had no ability to lead an offense when it mattered most.

This led to horrible losses last season. A 26-21 loss to Georgia Tech, which put Pitt out of the Top 25 until the end of the season, has a good case for the worst loss in 2022.

The Yellow Jackets had just fired head coach Geoff Collins after a 1-3 start and had terrible play all around. Yet, they came into Acrisure Stadium and managed to prevent the Panthers offense from scoring outside of some touchdowns at the very end. They countered that with some big plays on offense, against a Panthers defense tired after spending too much time on the field since the offense couldn’t produce.

The 24-10 loss to Louisville is also another poor loss, making it the lowest scoring total for Pitt since a 45-3 blowout loss to rival Notre Dame at home in 2020. Slovis played arguably his worst game for Pitt, throwing two terrible interceptions, no touchdowns and completing only half his passes.

The following week loss to No. 21 North Carolina featured another poor performance from Slovis, completing 14 of his 31 passes with no touchdowns, but the defense didn’t step up either. UNC quarterback Drake Maye had no issues against the Pitt secondary, completing 34 of 44 passes and throwing five touchdowns, helping the team score 24 unanswered points in the second half of the 42-24 win.

The loss to No. 24 Tennessee in early September is not one many fans will see as poor as the previous losses, but one that definitely hurts looking back on. Slovis had a decent game against Tennessee, but left at halftime due to an injury. Backup quarterback Nick Patti came in, but also suffered an injury. He played through it to get Pitt to overtime, but they failed to respond to Tennessee scoring the first touchdown, losing 34-27.

What hurts most about the ACC losses is that if Pitt either beat UNC or both Louisville and Georgia Tech, they would’ve made it back to the ACC Championship game. Facing off against an average Clemson side, Pitt might have had a chance to win back-t0-back ACC Titles.

So, what do you think is the worst Pitt loss from last season?

What is the Worst Pitt Football Loss from Last Season?

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Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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2 months ago

any vote other than GT is not correct

2 months ago

The North Carolina game changed when Kancey got the BS targeting ejection

2 months ago

I had money on the GT game, so for me this is a very easy question.

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