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Name: Kenny Pickett 
College: Pittsburgh     Number: 8
Height: 6-2   Weight: 220
Position: QB  Pos2:
Class/Draft Year: rSr/2022

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 Data Scout Notes: 2020: NAC...PMaxwell...2019: 289-469-3098-13-9-61.6 pass, 95-110-1.2-2 rush, 1-3-3.0-1 rec, 1-25-25.0 punt, I20 in 12 gms in '19. 180-310-1969-12-6-58.0 pass, 117-220-1.9-3 rush, 1--12--12.0-0 rec in 14 gms in '18. Backup w/39-66-509-1-1-59.0 pass, 26-93-3.6-2 rush in 1 st, 4 gms in '17.

 Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh, Player News

  03/14/21 - QB Kenny PickettrSr/2022, Pittsburgh, 6-2, 220 (DS#5 QB) + More +

  Many factors led quarterback Kenny Pickett back to Pitt for a fifth season. Among them is his relationship with Mark Whipple, who enters his third season at Pitt as the longest-tenured offensive coordinator under coach Pat Narduzzi. "Coach Whipple is like family to me. If he wasn't coming back here, I wouldn't have come back," Pickett said Friday as Pitt made final preparations for the start of spring drills Sunday. "There's a lot of unfinished business. He's a competitor just like I am." He also seriously considered his relationship with teammates and familiarity with the program. He was first introduced to Pitt four years ago when he left Ocean Township (N.J.) High School a half-year early to enroll. "If I didn't love it here so much, it would have been a lot easier to leave, given the position I was in. It was a win-win either way," he said.

Said senior defensive end Deslin Alexandre, who enrolled with Pickett in January, 2017: "He's the heart of this team." Just as important - perhaps, moreso - is Pickett's desire to prove he's a better quarterback than what others might think. "Very close," he said when asked how close he was to declaring for the NFL Draft. "I took my time with it. "Everyone had the idea that I was declaring (for the draft). My friends back home were the only ones who knew I was making a decision because I was stressed about it." - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


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  12/16/20 - QB Kenny PickettrSr/2022, Pittsburgh, 6-2, 220 (DS#5 QB) + More +

  Pittsburgh's season is over. Quarterback Kenny Pickett's college career is not. The senior announced late Tuesday night he will return in 2021. Pickett had participated in Pitt's Senior Day festivities against Virginia Tech last month, an indication he was going to enter the NFL draft. Apparently not. "One more year," Pickett tweeted. Pickett passed for 2,408 yards with 13 touchdowns and nine interceptions this season for the Panthers (6-5, 5-5). He missed two games with an ankle injury - both losses - and was up and down when he returned.

Pickett threw for 404 yards in a win over the Hokies but tossed four interceptions in a loss to Clemson before finishing with a touchdown and a pick in a season-ending 34-17 victory over Georgia Tech. The Panthers figured to be in the bowl mix after winning three of their final four games but voted to not participate in the postseason, a decision coach Pat Narduzzi supported after the team spent months playing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pickett has passed for 7,984 yards with 39 touchdowns and 25 interceptions since taking over as the starter late in the 2017 season. He is fifth on the school's all-time yards passing list and fourth on the total yardage list, passing Hall of Famer Dan Marino late in the season. - AP College Football


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  11/26/20 - QB Kenny PickettrSr/2022, Pittsburgh, 6-2, 220 (DS#5 QB) + More +

  While missing two games with a serious ankle injury, Kenny Pickett is 15th in the nation in passing yards (2,003). He is only the fifth player in Pitt history with 8,000 career yards of total offense (8,149), joining Alex Van Pelt, Tino Sunseri, Tyler Palko and Dan Marino. With two games left and 7,579 yards passing, he has a legitimate shot to reach 8,000 through the air. Pickett directed an offense Saturday that amassed 556 yards from scrimmage. Pitt also reached 500 against N.C. State (503). - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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  11/23/20 - QB Kenny PickettrSr/2022, Pittsburgh, 6-2, 220 (DS#5 QB) + More +

  NOV 23 ACC QUARTERBACK OF THE WEEK: Kenny Pickett, Pitt, Sr., QB, Oakhurst, N.J.,...Directed the Panthers' 47-14 win over Virginia Tech on Saturday by throwing for 404 yards on 35-of-52 passing (67%) with two touchdowns...Accounted for three total TDs against the Hokies, also scoring on a one-yard sneak...Pickett's 35 completions tied his career high (set versus Penn State in 2019) and are two shy of the school record (37, Alex Van Pelt versus Notre Dame in 1990)...Now leads the team with seven rushing touchdowns, the most by a Pitt quarterback since 1978, when Rick Trocano had seven. - Atlantic Coast Conference Football

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  11/21/20 - QB Kenny PickettrSr/2022, Pittsburgh, 6-2, 220 (DS#5 QB) + More +

  Senior quarterback Kenny Pickett threw for 404 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another in his final start at Heinz Field as shorthanded Pittsburgh rolled past Virginia Tech 47-14 on Saturday night. The Panthers (5-4, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) were missing 16 players due to COVID-19 protocols, a group that included leading receiver Jordan Addison and three starting offensive linemen. It hardly mattered. Relying heavily on short passes designed to take some of the pressure off the patchwork line in front of him, Pickett completed 35 of 52 passes as Pitt won its second straight following a four-game losing streak.

Graduate transfer DJ Turner caught 15 passes - one shy of the school's single-game record - for 184 yards, including a 64-yard touchdown in the third quarter just four plays after the Panthers stuffed Virginia Tech quarterback Hendon Hooker at the goal line. Turner's long catch-and-run pushed Pitt's lead to 33-14 and sent the reeling Hokies (4-5, 4-4) to their fourth loss in five games. A week after having their game against Georgia Tech rescheduled due to COVID-19 protocols and despite missing a significant number of their regulars, the Panthers had little trouble doing whatever they wanted against the Hokies. Virginia Tech, itself missing 12 players because of the same COVID-19 protocols, simply could not keep pace. - Pittsburgh/AP College Football


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  11/07/20 - QB Kenny PickettrSr/2022, Pittsburgh, 6-2, 220 (DS#5 QB) + More +

  Kenny Pickett knew he would miss some games with an ankle injury. But he also had a recovery plan and intended to be back in time to face Florida State. His return was just the spark Pittsburgh needed. Nick Patti had two touchdown runs, Pickett added a 10-yard TD run and the Panthers capitalized on short fields to defeat Florida State 41-17 on Saturday night, snapping a four-game losing streak. Pickett returned to the starting lineup after missing two games, losses to top-15 teams Miami and Notre Dame. The senior completed 21 of 27 passes for 210 yards, connecting with freshman Jordan Addison a season-high 11 times for 127 yards.

"I'm just not at 100 percent yet," Pickett said. "I had this game circled after it happened, I kind of knew this was the game where it would come back or at least plan to come back. A credit to our training staff and doctors. I was pretty much living with those guys to this moment. A lot of hard work went into it and it's just great to be back." Pickett said he was watching Florida State film, preparing for this game during the bye last week. With Pitt on the goal line twice in the first half, he yielded to Patti for touchdown runs from 1 and 2 yards for Pittsburgh (4-4, 3-4 Atlantic Coast Conference). But Pickett was efficient and showed little effects from the ankle injury. "Kenny Pickett is a tough, tough son of a gun," Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi said. "I didn't even know if he was going to go or not. He did go and he played hard. Obviously, he had a heavily taped up, braced ankle, but he's my MVP. Our offense ticks when he's out there." - AP College Football


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  10/16/20 - QB Kenny PickettrSr/2022, Pittsburgh, 6-2, 220 (DS#5 QB) + More +

  Kenny Pickett didn't play his best at Boston College, but it was no doubt a gutsy performance. The third-year starting quarterback ran 14 times and took some hits, including one that briefly forced him out of the game and into the medical tent. Pickett picked up an apparent ankle injury and returned to the game after two offensive plays and a defensive series. He's "banged up" now, Narduzzi said. But Pickett's health was "a lot better" on Sunday than the coach expected it to be. "The one thing I know about Kenny is he's tough as can be," Narduzzi said. "It's going to be hard to hold him out."

If Pickett is deemed unable to go - or if he re-aggravates the injury at Miami - it'll be either Arizona State transfer Joey Yellen or class of 2019 signee Davis Beville replacing him. When Pickett left the game at Boston College, Yellen entered the game. And when Pickett got the wind knocked out of him against N.C. State, it was Beville who took over for a play. Narduzzi is unsure, though, which quarterback would come in for Pickett at Miami. It's too early in the week to tell. "It depends on how good of a week every quarterback has. Whichever quarterback has the best week will be the guy who comes in," Narduzzi said. "I wish we had a true Number 2 right now, but we don't." - Pittsburgh Post Gazette


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  09/19/20 - QB Kenny PickettrSr/2022, Pittsburgh, 6-2, 220 (DS#5 QB) + More +

  Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi watched the Panthers put together a nearly flawless practice last Tuesday, one so close to perfect that Narduzzi admitted he practically had to invent something to complain about. That won't be an issue going forward. While Narduzzi remains high on his team, No. 25 Pitt still has plenty to work on following a sloppy 21-10 win over Syracuse on Saturday. A week removed from a romp against overmatched Austin Peay in the opener, the Panthers (2-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) looked very much like a work in progress against the Orange (0-2, 0-2). Seven penalties, three missed field goals and two turnovers allowed Syracuse to hang around well into the second half before Pitt finally pulled away behind a dominant defensive performance. "It was a lot uglier than I'd like it to be," Narduzzi said. "Disappointed more with just the penalties that we had, just some stuff that you don't expect to have at all."

Stuff Narduzzi told the Panthers "championship teams don't do." Still, it's a lesson Pitt learned in a victory. It certainly beats the alternative. "It was definitely a sloppy game," said Kenny Pickett, who threw for two touchdowns and ran for another score. "Didn't play the kind of football we need to play to go where we want to go. It's almost good that it happened, we persevered." Having one of the best defensive front sevens in the country certainly helps. Pitt limited Syracuse to 171 total yards, 69 of them coming on backup quarterback Rex Culpepper's second-quarter touchdown strike to a streaking Taj Harris. Otherwise, Syracuse mustered very little in the face of an unrelenting pass rush. - AP College Football


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  09/14/20 - QB Kenny PickettrSr/2022, Pittsburgh, 6-2, 220 (DS#5 QB) + More +

  SEPT 12 WEEK 2 STARS: Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh, threw a for 277 yards and TD and ran for another as the Panthers raced to a 55-0 victory over Austin Peay. - AP College Football

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  09/12/20 - QB Kenny PickettrSr/2022, Pittsburgh, 6-2, 220 (DS#5 QB) + More +

  Kenny Pickett threw a touchdown pass and ran for another as Pittsburgh scored on each of its first six possessions in its season opener, and raced to a 55-0 victory over Austin Peay at Heinz Field on Saturday. Pickett and offensive coordinator Mark Whipple spread the love around as Pickett threw to seven receivers and six players scored touchdowns during the Panthers' offensive explosion. A Paris Ford interception set up Pitt's first score, a 1-yard Daniel Carter plunge.

Pickett connected with Shocky Jaques-Louis on a 68-yard strike before scrambling into the end zone from six yards out to score on Pitt's second drive. He then connected with wide-open Maryland transfer DJ Turner for a 51-yard score. After that, Whipple turned over the offense to the running game, with Vincent Davis scoring on a one-yard rush, Israel Abanikanda scampering to pay dirt on a 10-yard draw, and Todd Sibley, Jr. plunging in from one yard out on Pitt's three second-quarter possessions. Pickett finished 14 of 20 for 277 yards. Freshman Jordan Addison was his most frequent target, hauling in seven catches for 35 yards. The Pitt defense pitched its first shutout since 2014, holding the Governors to 146 yards of total offense and 10 yards rushing. - Pittsburgh/AP College Football


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  09/12/20 - QB Kenny PickettrSr/2022, Pittsburgh, 6-2, 220 (DS#5 QB) + More +

  Mark Richt has watched Kenny Pickett's career at Pitt with special interest. After all, he was there when it started. And the memory is one he'd prefer to forget. Richt was the coach at Miami in 2017, undefeated and ranked second in the nation. Pickett was a first-year freshman, with zero starts. "We go to Pitt," said Richt, now an analyst on the ACC Network after 18 seasons as the head coach at Georgia and Miami. "Pitt's like 4-7 or something at the moment. We go in there and get our butts beat (24-14) and he plays his tail off. "Just a gutsy performance, throwing and running the football (253 total yards and three touchdowns) and taking some shots and getting up and showing his teammates his physical and mental toughness.

"I like Pickett. I don't like what he did that day, but I do think he's a very good player. I think he's very tough-minded." Richt said Pickett and Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi are a perfect match. "Coach Narduzzi is a tough coach, period," Richt said. "Defensive-minded guy, hard-nosed guy. He doesn't pull any punches. I think Kenny Pickett is the right quarterback for him. Some guys aren't able to handle that type of coaching." - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


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  08/24/20 - QB Kenny PickettrSr/2022, Pittsburgh, 6-2, 220 (DS#5 QB) + More +

  2021 SENIOR BOWL WATCH LIST: Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh,...Pickett enters his senior year following a junior season that saw him set Pitt records in attempts (469) and completions (289) while leading the Panthers to an eight-win season in 2019. A native of Oakhurst, N.J., Pickett passed for 3,098 yards and 13 touchdowns in his second full season as the starting quarterback for the Panthers, becoming just the fifth Pitt signal caller to surpass 3,000 yards passing in a single season. - Pittsburgh Football

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  07/26/20 - QB Kenny PickettrSr/2022, Pittsburgh, 6-2, 220 (DS#5 QB) + More +

  2020 PRESEASON MAXWELL AWARD WATCH LIST: QB Kenny Pickett, Pitt,...Pickett enters his senior year following a junior season that saw him set Pitt records in attempts (469) and completions (289) while leading the Panthers to an eight-win season in 2019. A native of Oakhurst, N.J., Pickett passed for 3,098 yards and 13 touchdowns in his second full season as the starting quarterback for the Panthers, becoming just the fifth Pitt signal caller to surpass 3,000 yards passing in a single season. - Pitt Football

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  12/26/19 - QB Kenny PickettrSr/2022, Pittsburgh, 6-2, 220 (DS#5 QB) + More +

  Kenny Pickett threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Taysir Mack with 47 seconds left and Pittsburgh held on to beat Eastern Michigan 34-30 in the Quick Lane Bowl on Thursday night. After taking its first lead of the game, Pittsburgh (8-5) then forced Eastern Michigan (6-7) to turn it over on downs from its 40. That sealed Pitt's first bowl victory in five appearances under coach Pat Narduzzi. The Eagles came up just short in a closely contested game just as they did in three previous bowls under coach Chris Creighton. Eastern Michigan quarterback Mike Glass was ejected with 10 seconds left after throwing punches at two players. Eagles cornerback Kevin McGill was ejected earlier for unsportsmanlike conduct. Glass was 28 of 50 for 311 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. The senior also ran for 83 yards and a score. Pickett completed 27 of 39 passes for 361 yards and three scores, including a school-record, 96-yard TD pass to Maurice Ffrench. Ffrench finished with 12 catches for 165 yards, most of which came on the tying score in the second quarter. - AP College Football

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  11/18/19 - QB Kenny PickettrSr/2022, Pittsburgh, 6-2, 220 (DS#5 QB) + More +

  NOV 18 ACC QUARTERBACK OF THE WEEK: Kenny Pickett, Pitt, Jr., QB, Oakhurst, N.J.,...Threw for 359 yards and accounted for three total touchdowns, including a three-yard run on the opening possession of overtime that proved to be the difference in Pitt's 34-27 win over North Carolina...Ran for two scores and threw a 74-yard touchdown pass...Completed 25 of 41 passes with no interceptions and rushed for 53 yards on 12 carries...Totaled 412 of the Panthers' season-high 498 yards...Two-time ACC Quarterback of the Week in 2019. - ACC Football

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  11/14/19 - QB Kenny PickettrSr/2022, Pittsburgh, 6-2, 220 (DS#5 QB) + More +

  Kenny Pickett threw for 359 yards and a touchdown and ran for a pair of scores - including a 3-yard burst on the opening possession of overtime - as Pittsburgh held off North Carolina 34-27 on Thursday night to pick up its first win over the Tar Heels since joining the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2013. The Panthers (7-3, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) kept their hopes of a second straight Coastal Division title alive when Pickett darted into the end zone to start overtime and the defense followed by forcing North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell to throw incomplete on fourth-and-16.

Pickett completed 25 of 41 passes and ran 12 times for 53 yards as Pitt ended a six-game losing streak to the Tar Heels (4-6, 3-4). Sophomore wide receiver Shocky Jacques-Louis caught three passes for 96 yards and a touchdown. Howell finished 27 of 43 for 322 yards with three touchdowns and an interception for North Carolina as the Tar Heels rallied twice in the fourth quarter to force overtime. Antonio Williams ran for 107 yards and Dazz Newsome caught 11 passes for 170 and a touchdown. - AP College Football


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  10/18/19 - QB Kenny PickettrSr/2022, Pittsburgh, 6-2, 220 (DS#5 QB) + More +

  Kenny Pickett threw for 232 yards and two touchdowns, one of them coming on a trick play to put Pittsburgh ahead for good, and the Panthers held off Syracuse 27-20 on Friday night for their fourth straight win. Pittsburgh (5-2, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) had won its previous three, by a combined seven points, and two of those victories came in the final minute. This one was different until the end, with the Panthers gaining a 24-6 halftime lead and keeping the Orange at bay despite a tense final 2 minutes.

Clayton Welch hit Aaron Hackett for a 7-yard touchdown with 2:44 left to move the Orange within striking distance, and the Panthers averted a meltdown after Vincent Davis lost a fumble but was ruled down with under 2 minutes left deep in his own territory. Syracuse (3-4, 0-3), which had lost only once in their previous nine games in the Carrier Dome, is the only team in the ACC's Atlantic Division without a conference win. Pitt, which has won 15 of the past 18 games in the series, converted six of 10 third downs in the first half, the defense registered six sacks, and that trick play sent the Panthers on the way to victory. The Panthers entered the game ranked second in the nation in sacks with an average of 4.50 per game (27) and finished with nine, the most in a game since 2001. - Pittsburgh/AP College Football


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  10/06/19 - QB Kenny PickettrSr/2022, Pittsburgh, 6-2, 220 (DS#5 QB) + More +

  Kenny Pickett threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to V'Lique Carter with 38 seconds remaining, and Pittsburgh rallied to beat Duke 33-30 on Saturday night after wasting a 23-point lead. Pickett finished 29 of 48 for 268 yards with three touchdown passes to help the Panthers (4-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) claim a wild victory - their fifth straight in this Coastal Division series - after the teams combined for 10 total turnovers with each scoring TDs in the final 90 seconds.

Pitt led 26-3 with less than 3 minutes left in the third quarter, only to have the Blue Devils turn three straight turnovers into touchdowns and then take a 30-26 lead on Quentin Harris' 44-yard touchdown pass to Deon Jackson with 1:30 remaining. Pickett needed just four plays to put the Panthers back in front. He found Carter over the middle and the Pitt running back got past defensive back Marquis Waters with a spin move on his way to the end zone. Patrick Jones II then sacked Harris on the third play of Duke's next drive, jarring the ball loose, and Phil Campbell III recovered it with 22 seconds to play. Harris finished 18 of 43 for 165 yards with two rushing touchdowns for the Blue Devils (3-2, 1-1). But he had five of Duke's six turnovers - two interceptions and a fumble during a four-play span of the first quarter, plus a third-quarter fumble in addition to the game-sealer. - Pittsburgh/AP College Football


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  09/23/19 - QB Kenny PickettrSr/2022, Pittsburgh, 6-2, 220 (DS#5 QB) + More +

  SEPT 23/WEEK 4 ACC QUARTERBACK OF THE WEEK: Kenny Pickett, Pitt, Jr., QB, Oakhurst, N.J.,...Pickett was an all-around offensive threat in the Panthers' 35-34 victory over No. 15 UCF...Threw for 224 yards and a touchdown, rushed for 61 yards on 12 carries and caught a 3-yard touchdown pass off a gadget play from receiver Aaron Mathews for the Panthers' winning score...Did not throw an interception for the third consecutive game, and his 139 straight passing attempts without an interception is the second longest streak among FBS passers...Pickett ranks fifth in the nation with an average of 26.75 completions per game. - Atlantic Coast Conference Football

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  09/21/19 - QB Kenny PickettrSr/2022, Pittsburgh, 6-2, 220 (DS#5 QB) + More +

  Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Mark Whipple installed the play he dubbed "Pitt Special" during the second week of training camp. Whipple had his first-stringers run it once against the starting defense and it worked. So he made sure the Panthers practiced it during Thursday walkthroughs and tucked it in his back pocket just in case. Just in case arrived late Saturday afternoon with Pitt trailing 15th-ranked UCF by six and a minute to go. Facing fourth-and-2 at the UCF 3, an official came over and told Whipple the Panthers could still get a first down if they got to the 1. "Nah, we're going to score," Whipple said. In way that could prove to be the turning point in Pitt's season. UCF's, too.

Running back A.J. Davis took a direct snap from center, ran to his left and flipped the ball to Aaron Mathews, who was heading right. Matthews, a former high school quarterback, thought he might have to make a run at the pylon. When two UCF defenders closed in, Mathews pulled up and found quarterback Kenny Pickett in the end zone, giving the Panthers a euphoric 35-34 victory. "Kenny claims he has the best hands on the team," Mathews said with a smile. "He's one for one." One very big one. On a day Pickett threw for 224 yards and a score and added 61 on the ground despite exiting for a couple of series late in the third quarter after bruising his right (throwing) shoulder, his heady decision to find a spot in the UCF zone defense and wait for the ball ended UCF's 25-game regular-season winning streak. UCF had won 27 of its last 28 overall, including the Knights' American Athletic Conference championship game victories the last two years along with their Fiesta Bowl loss to LSU last year. - Pittsburgh/AP College Football


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  09/07/19 - QB Kenny PickettrSr/2022, Pittsburgh, 6-2, 220 (DS#5 QB) + More +

  Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett deleted most of his social media accounts before the season as a way to help him stay focused amid all the noise. So he didn't know and didn't particularly care about the reaction to his uneven performance in an opening loss to Virginia. Instead, Pickett kept doing what he's done since the moment he arrived on campus more than 2½ years ago: he kept grinding, confident the protection issues in front of him and the accuracy issues that plagued him against the Cavaliers would work themselves out. For the most part in an orderly 20-10 win over Ohio on Saturday, they did.

Working behind a line that appeared to improve by the snap, Pickett passed for a career-high 321 yards, including a 74-yard touchdown to Maurice Ffrench that gave Pitt (1-1) an early 10-point lead it never came close to squandering. A week after hitting on barely half of his 41 attempts while getting sacked four times, Pickett hit on 26 of 37 passes and was taken down just once. "I just think we executed better all around, not just me," Pickett said. "The offensive line blocked great. Receivers got open. Everything was just clicking." Ffrench finished with 10 receptions for 138 yards, both career bests. A.J. Davis ran for 89 yards for Pitt and Vincent Davis added 50 on the ground, including his first career touchdown that put the Panthers up 17-0 midway through the second quarter. - AP College Football


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