BLACKSBURG, Va. — It may have taken four weeks and some change, but Pitt has finally connected on a legitimate big-play deep ball.
One play after Virginia Tech opened the scoring with a deep ball of its own, VT’s Da’Quan Felton beating M.J. Devonshire downfield for a 54-yard touchdown in stride, Jurkovec uncorked a deep ball of his own.
Bub Means hit a go-route right past VT’s Derrick Canteen and Mansoor Delane, caught the Jurkovec deep ball in stride and raced 75 yards to the end zone for a career-long reception.
BUB GOES BIG 💣 @twoplayaBub
Pitt responds with a 75-yard TD 🙌
— Pitt Football (@Pitt_FB) October 1, 2023
It’s been a long season, even just through four games, for Jurkovec and Means, but that deep ball connection should give the pair confidence — as the deep ball synergy between the two has been a major topic for months and months.
Means had just six catches for 71 yards before that touchdown catch, and it could be the boost of confidence he needed to turn his season around.
Pitt and Virginia Tech, as of the 5 minute mark of the first quarter, are deadlocked at 7.