College Football Spotlight: Stage For Awesome Playoff Set And How The Big 12 Can Join The Fun Next Year
The stage is now set for the first College Football Playoff, and it is going to be fantastic. Unfortunately, somebody had to be left out of the big party, and this year the Big 12 saw not one but two worthy candidates be shutout of the playoff.
Coming off a year in which he ran for 1,675 yards and 24 touchdowns on 277 carries and broke longstanding Pitt rushing records, running back James Conner has been named the ACC Player of the Year.
The College Football Playoff will determine college football’s first national champion in the new playoff model in January, but the real playoff begins this weekend.
Pitt’s Tyler Boyd has been named the ACC Specialist of the Week after contributing 190 yards on six kick returns in a 32-23 victory over Miami this weekend.
James Conner ran for two touchdowns and broke three of Tony Dorsett’s records, Pittsburgh secured bowl eligibility by beating Miami 35-23 on Saturday night in the regular-season finale for both teams.
James Robinson had 14 points and six assists, helping Pittsburgh beat Kansas State 70-47 Wednesday in the third-place game of the Maui Invitational.
Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota looks to be the favorite this season, but Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon also has a decent shot to win the award. Everybody else may be playing for third place.
Coming off the Panthers 30-7 victory over Syracuse in which he caught seven passes for 126 yards and a touchdown, Pitt wide receiver Tyler Boyd has been named the ACC Receiver of the Week.
Chad Voytik threw a pair of touchdown passes and Pittsburgh kept its bowl hopes alive with a 30-7 win over sloppy Syracuse on Saturday.
College football’s regular season is coming down the final stretch, which means it is crunch time in the conference and division championship races. Not every team is playing for a spot in the College Football Playoff, but everybody seems to have some impact on the new postseason format.
T.J. Logan scored from 1 yard out with 50 seconds left to help North Carolina rally past Pitt 40-35 on Saturday.
Pitt Forward Durand Johnson missed the majority of the 2013-2014 season after tearing the ACL in his right knee and now he’ll miss the entire 2014-2015 season due to suspension.
The Panthers may have to the Duke Blue Devils in double overtime by a score of 51-48, but their offensive outburst earned ACC weekly honors for running back James Conner and right tackle TJ Clemmings.
Backup Duke quarterback Thomas Sirk bulled into the end zone from 5 yards in the second overtime to lift the 24th-ranked Blue Devils to a 51-48 win over Pitt on Saturday.
In a poll of ACC media members, the Pitt basketball team was selected to finish 6th out of 15 schools at the second Atlantic Coast Conference Operation Basketball preseason media day.