Coordinator Speak: Joe Rudolph

Pitt making strides in the running game. Offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph admits this week that while he's used six true freshmen one offense this season, he's excited to watch their development.

Tom Savage threw for 313 yards on Saturday, with two touchdown passes and no interceptions.

It marked Savage's first 300-yard game since Week Three against Duke. From an efficiency standpoint, after throwing six interceptions in his first four games, Savage has thrown just one interceptions in the last six (Georgia Tech).

Running back James Conner also crossed the 100-yard mark for the first time since that same Duke game.

That Duke game is seen as somewhat of a watermark game for this year' team. While Pitt showed some of that same offensive flare they had in that Duke game, there were also some rough spots. Mainly the seven sacks given up. Only three teams--Connecticut, Miami of Ohio and Idaho--have allowed more sack per game that this Pitt team.

That's pretty much the main focus of Joe Rudolph's talk this week--recognizing some of the younger personnel he has, but also eager to watch them develop over the next few years.


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