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Kedon Slovis Big Performance in BYU’s First Win of Season

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Pitt quarterback Phil Jurkovec is the talk of town today. The quarterback he replaced is also the topic of conversation but in a much more positive way.

A week after having an underwhelming performance in his BYU debut, Kedon Slovis bounced back in a big way Saturday.

Slovis passed for 348 yards and five touchdowns (four passing and one rushing) in BYU’s 41-16 against Southern Utah. In his BYU debut, Slovis completed just 20 of 33 pass attempts for 145 yards, 0 passing touchdowns, 0 interceptions and 2 rushing touchdowns. The 348 yards were the ninth-most in his 40 career starts and the 195.1 passer rating was the sixth best of his career.

According to Pro Football Focus, Slovis graded out to a team-high 90.5 and was described as “the best player on the field.”

Slovis connected with eight different receivers and PFF credited him with making four big-time throws. A big-time throw is defined as, “a pass with excellent ball location and timing, generally thrown further down the field and/or into a tighter window.”

“If you give Kedon the time to throw, he can do it,” BYU coach Kalani Sitake said. “We need to find ways to keep him upright because when he is there and can throw and deliver the ball, all within the right timing, he is really good. Now he is getting a lot of confidence running the ball, too.”

Like in 2022 with Pitt, Slovis was running for his life a lot on Saturday as he was pressured 16 times against Southern Utah.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Cignetti isn't a good OC
Cignetti isn't a good OC
9 months ago

Cignetti needs to go! He has had 11 different coaching jobs in the last 17 years. This includes 2 stints at Pittsburgh for 2 years each. Without Pitt, he has 9 jobs in 13 years.
We ran the ball up the middle and had the deep sideline pass that our QB couldn’t make (under threw every one of them). We have the talent, but we don’t have a coordinator that can do anything with it. We are very easy to prepare for.

Sharon
Sharon
9 months ago

Who hired and keeps Cignetti? Narduzzi?

Exiled
Exiled
9 months ago
Reply to  Sharon

Yes

srs28704
srs28704
9 months ago

Is this a journalism form of Gaslighting? If you want traffic to PSN perhaps write up something on how Ben Sauls gets out of this 2nd game without heavy scrutiny. Narduzzi goes for 3 late in the 4th with 4 minutes left and does not have to use 3 timeouts should Sauls hit that first Kick. It would have been a potential one in the 4th to tie it up.

Instead QB1 takes the heat and the HC for not replacing him.

srs28704
srs28704
9 months ago

Bad journalism research too, BYU is 2-0 against lesser opponents. The better story you’ll have to take a jab at the PITT faithful is that Slovis and BYU also play UC Bearcats and WVU Eers’ this season. If he lights them up with 4 TDs in those contests and Phill continues to stink it up write about it then. Not against Sam Houston State and Southern Utah, that is proverbial gaslighting in the light of Phil’s stinker of a performance last evening.

Exiled
Exiled
9 months ago

Pitt and Steelers have same issue: terrible offensive coordinators who keep getting high profile jobs because of who they know, not because of their performance

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