ATLANTA (WNN) — Kenny Pickett passed for 389 yards and four touchdowns on Saturday, and Pittsburgh dominated Georgia Tech 52-21.
Pitt (4-1, 1-0 acc) intercepted Georgia Tech quarterback Jeff Sims’ first two passes, with linebacker John Patterson coming back for a touchdown from the second 33 yards and giving the Panthers 42-14 at halftime. helped lead.
Take (2-3, 1-2) effectively swung the ball on two drives in the first half, but failed to convert any of his five third-down attempts and misfired on two quarter-downs in that time. Done.
Pickett was settled in completing 36 out of 23 passes. In the season, he has passed 19 touchdowns with only one interception, which was not made by Georgia Tech. Pitt has scored at least 41 points in each of his five matches, the first such streak in the program’s history. The Panthers average 52.4 points per competition.
Piquet left the game with five minutes remaining, and the Panthers were running out of clock.
Sims returned to a starting role on Saturday, and had some success, completing 23-in-32 passes for 342 yards and two scores. However, the jackets were too low to the ground, and leading rusher Jahmir Gibbs ran 10 times for minus-10 yards. The take reached just 73 yards.
Eleven pit players caught at least one pass and wide receivers Jordan Edison (six receptions, 117 yards, one touchdown) and Tasir Mack (five receptions, 121 yards, one touchdown).
Pittsburgh: The Panthers buttoned their play calling for the final quarter-plus, and still managed to cover a total of 580 yards with the help of 181 rushing yards.
Georgia Tech: The Jackets hardly looked like the team that upset North Carolina in an eight-sack game the week before. He had one against Pitt.
Pittsburgh: The Panthers will be inactive next week before playing at Virginia Tech on October 16.
Georgia Tech: The Yellow Jackets will play at Duke next Saturday.
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