Pitt is on a three game winning streak as they wrap up their second and final bye week of the season. The Panthers have eight straight games ahead of them on their schedule, starting Saturday against No. 24 Virginia Tech.
The Hokies, like the Panthers, are on a winning streak of their own at five games. But after an extra week to prepare, this Pitt offense is confident they can upset a ranked Virginia Tech. Last year's No. 13 Hokies were knocked out of the top 25 after losing to Pitt, and has just recently made it back after Saturday's win against North Carolina. Pitt plans to take away the top 25 ranking for a second year in a row.
Redshirt senior Devin Street is averaging 21.2 yards a catch, but will face a Virginia Tech defense who has yet to allow more than 263.7 yards a game, the fewest in the ACC. The Hokies defensive scheme will most likely target Street and freshman Tyler Boyd, which means Panther fans may get to see more from the tight ends. Sophomore J.P. Holtz and the rest of the tight ends looking to get more catches, may get the opportunity thrown right at them come Saturday
Street and Holtz talked on Tuesday about the different looks they expect to see from this Virginia Tech defense. Street and Holtz view Saturday's game as the team's first true evaluation.