It’s taken a bit of time, a bit too long, but the Pitt offense is showing signs of life over the last few games. And that bodes well for the future of Pitt football.
Christian Veilleux led Pitt on a perfect drive to open Saturday’s contest on the road against Wake Forest, completing 7-of-8 pass attempts for 66 yards with a touchdown, and it was his distribution of targets that stands out.
Veilleux hit Daejon Reynolds, Konata Mumpfield and Gavin Bartholomew for four completions, and he completed three passes to Kenny Johnson for 22 yards — including a 7-yard touchdown.
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Johnson worked a crossing route across the end zone, hauling in a nice ball from Veilleux, and it wasn’t even his most impressive conversion of the drive.
He ran a beautiful post on a 3rd-and-13, hauling in the pass to move the chains and ensure a false start didn’t doom a promising start to the touchdown drive.
Johnson has caught five passes for 71 yards and a touchdown, adding five rushes for 33 yards and he’s served as one of the best kickoff return men in the ACC.
After a kickoff return touchdown against North Carolina earlier this season, his first collegiate touchdown, his first quarter receiving touchdown is the first offensive touchdown of his career. What appears to be the first of many in his collegiate career.