Pitt will have to wait. Nearly 10 years if they are lucky enough to beat North Carolina. That’s because the last time the Panthers did so was when Dave Wannstedt was Pitt’s Head Coach and they beat the Tar Heels the day after Christmas on Dec 26, 2009. Pitt won 19-17 in the closing minutes of the Continental Tire Bowl on that day. Since then, the Tar Heels have beaten Pitt 6 straight times.
This past Saturday was no exception as the Tar Heels had relatively no trouble disposing the Panthers 38-35 in Chapel Hill, NC in a game the Tar Heels dominated.
North Carolina stopped Pitt on its opening drive and then proceeded to score with relative ease on a 7 play 70 yard drive that was capped off by a 37 TD run by Tar Heels RB Antonio Williams. He wasn’t even touched. NC 7 Pitt 0.
Pitt did answer right back though. Panthers senior tailback Qadree Ollison ran for 28 yards to the North Carolina 47 yard line before before sophomore QB Kenny Pickett missed a couple of throws.
On 3rd down, Pickett used his legs to gain 8 yards but left Pitt in a 4th and 2 situation. He then proceeded to pick up the first down himself with another 9 yard carry.
Senior tailback Darrin Hall then added 3 yards before Pickett missed on a pass to Pitt senior H-back George Ashton. Pickett would then flip a 6 yard pass to junior WR Maurice Ffrench for 6 yards to the North Carolina 21 yard line.
That set up the Pitt offense to grind the...
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