This was the Pitt’s fifth consecutive game of at least 200 yards rushing. The offense gained 215 yards on the ground on a total of 42 carries and was led by James Conner with 60 yards on 14 carries.
After Saturday’s game, Pitt has had eight different players score a touchdown this season.
It was Pitt’s fifth consecutive game of at least 400 yards of total offense. Quarterback Nathan Peterman overcame a late-game, costly fumble that led to a go-ahead touchdown for the Yellow Jackets. Peterman completed 14 of 20 passes for 192 yards.
The Panthers were able to score 10 points in the last 3:50 seconds to win the game. Defensive tackle Tyrique Jarrett's stop on fourth-and-one and tight end Scott Orndoff’s 74-yard touchdown grab were the keys to the comeback.
Defensive tackle Shakir Soto registered a career-high 8 tackles and 2 tackles for a loss.
Kicker Chris Blewitt went 3 for 3 and broke Pitt’s record for most field goals in a career with 52.
Pitt won the time of possession battle again by a margin of 30:21 to 29:39. Pitt is now 3-2 when it has more time of possession.