While having a decent year at Pitt last year in which he showed he was capable of making just about every throw possible, former Quarterback Tom Savage has seen his draft stock soar past any and all expectations the experts originally had for him.
Not many new starting quarterbacks get a chance to put fans at ease before they start a game.
James Conner rushed for 229 yards — breaking a Pitt bowl record held by Tony Dorsett — and Chris Blewitt kicked a tiebreaking field goal with 1:17 remaining, lifting the Panthers to a 30-27 win over Bowling Green on Thursday night in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.
Pitt quarterback Tom Savage has taken quite the route to get to Pitt and isn’t taken any of the opportunities he’s being given for granted.
James Conner ran for two short touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with 9:36 remaining as Pittsburgh upset No. 24 Notre Dame 28-21 Saturday night.
Robert Godhigh ran for two touchdowns, Georgia Tech’s defense recorded a season-high five sacks and the Yellow Jackets beat Pitt 21-10 on Saturday night.
A 30-yard field-goal by Nick Sloan as time expired gave Navy a 24-21 victory over Pitt on Saturday.
Isaac Bennett ran for a career-high 240 yards and three touchdowns as Pitt held off Old Dominion 35-24 on Saturday night.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — An off week for the Panthers (2-1, 3-1) could not come at a better time for redshirt senior quarterback Tom Savage, who left Saturday’s Homecoming contest with Virginia (0-1, 2-2) in the fourth quarter with concussion-like symptoms.
Pitt turned a pair of early Virginia turnovers into touchdowns and the Panther defense did the rest in a 14-3 victory on Saturday.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — If Pitt (1-1, 2-1) senior quarterback Tom Savage can even remotely emulate his performance at Wallace-Wade Stadium last weekend, the only award he won’t win when Virginia (2-1) visits Heinz Field Saturday at 12:30 on The Fan is homecoming king.
Tom Savage tied an Atlantic Coast Conference record with six touchdown passes and Pittsburgh held on for a wild 58-55 win over Duke on Saturday.
Pitt scored touchdowns on six of its first eight possessions and defeated New Mexico 49-27 in a non-conference game Saturday afternoon at Heinz Field.
ESPN College Football Analyst and former Pitt quarterback John Congemi previewed the Pitt-Florida State game with The Fan Morning Show.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — When a young John Congemi became the last Pitt quarterback to defeat Florida State–and on local turf, for that matter–nearly 30 years ago, he only had the benefit of four previous starts with his team at the time.