Antwuan Reed made two big plays on defense for Pitt. One one, he came up to stop Michaelee Harris on a third down play. Later, on an option run, after Todd Thomas hit quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and the option pitch--Reed was right there to stop the runner in the backfield.
Aaron Donald led Pitt with two sacks, and lead the team overall with nine sacks on the season. He talked about the challenge in facing a quarterback like Teddy Bridgewater, and how the defense responded to that challenge.
Tino Sunseri played one of his best games of the season; both running and throwing the ball. He threw for a score, ran for a score--which ended up being his own call--and did not turn the ball over. Sunseri talks about how he feels the running game has responded in the absence of Ray Graham.
Is Devin Street Pitt's go-to receiver? It certainly looks that way. For the first time all season, Pitt has a 100-yard receiver in back-to-back games. Street put up 6 catches for 101 yards including a 59-yard reception on Pitt's first drive of the second half. He also came up with a clutch third down reception to keep a Pitt drive going.
For a second week in a row, Max Gruder leads Pitt in tackles, this time with 8. The Pitt defense also gets three sacks and two turnovers. The most impressive number is that out of 12 drives, Pitt forced two three-and-outs, seven total punts, two turnovers and two touchdowns.
Mike Shanahan gets a big 17-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter. Shanahan admits, watching Mark Myers' pass on the previous play being underthrown. He also admits that on the following play, he would have much rather taken an offensive pass interference call than a turnover.
Isaac Bennett played in his second collegiate game, and rushed for 69 yards on 13 carries, including a long run of 20 yards and a 1-yard touchdown score to start the game.