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WATCH: Pitt DB M.J. Devonshire Makes Crucial Pick-Six vs. Louisville



Pitt football defensive back M.J. Devonshire

PITTSBURGH — Pitt redshirt senior defensive back M.J. Devonshire made an important play against No. 14 Louisville in the third quarter Saturday night at Acrisure Stadium.

Louisville senior quarterback Jack Plummer threw a poor pass to redshirt junior wide receiver Jamari Thrash that ended right in the hands of Devonshire. Devonshire then ran through the Louisville defense and took the interception for an 86-yard touchdown.

The touchdown put Pitt up 31-21 heading into the third quarter and was the longest pick-six in program history since Chiffon Allen took one back 97 yards on Sept. 13, 1997 against Houston.

It is also the third interception for a touchdown in Devonshire’s career. His most famous one came against rival West Virginia in the first game of the 2022 season, which he took back for 56-yards off a deflection from wide receiver Bryce Ford-Wheaton that gave Pitt the 38-31 win.

He also had one against Virginia last year in Week 11, as he jumped the route on quarterback Brennan Armstrong’s first pass of the game for a 29-yard touchdown. 

That interception was also the second of the season for Pitt, as redshirt senior defensive back Marquis Williams had an interception against Cincinnati in Week 2. Redshirt senior defensive back A.J. Woods also made an interception early on in the fourth quarter, making it two interceptions in the game for Plummer.

The Pitt defense has forced three turnovers tonight, with redshirt freshman defensive lineman Samuel Okunlola making a strip sack of Plummer in the second quarter, that would lead to a touchdown on the next drive.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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