Pitt turned a pair of early Virginia turnovers into touchdowns and the Panther defense did the rest in a 14-3 victory on Saturday.
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.
When Pitt wideout Tyler Boyd was announced as both the 247Sports National True Freshman of the Week and the ACC Receiver of the Week, head coach Paul Chryst only had one thing to say as he left the podium.
Pitt didn’t lose Monday night because of any gameplan. Pitt lost Monday night because they played Florida State. Period. That’s the end.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Tick, tock, tick, tock…Tyler Boyd barely had anything left after a few hours under steady sun, but he had just enough to pull in the pass from Tom Savage, and get out of bounds before Father Time could punish them any further.
Paul Zeise previewed the Pitt-Florida State opener with Sam Werner of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
CLAIRTON (93-7 THE FAN) — When Clairton senior Tyler Boyd signed his letter of intent Wednesday morning, Paul Chryst officially got an out-of-this-world local talent. In fact, it sounds like Chryst is willing to go outside his own world to best utilize that talent.
CLAIRTON (93-7 THE FAN) — It was senior athlete Tyler Boyd who originally got “Bout Dat,” part of a lyric by rapper Gucci Mane, trending on Twitter as the slogan of Clairton High School’s historic football team. If he has his way again, he’ll get “#ACCChamps” trending as well.
Today is signing day in the world of college football and by all accounts, Pitt has done quite well so far.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (93-7 THE FAN) — On what was otherwise a rough day for Pitt, the football program received great news that it hopes will offset a recent disappointment on the recruiting frontier.
HERSHEY, P.A. (93-7 THE FAN) — Tyler Boyd, perhaps the most bountiful byproduct of his team’s historic journey, fell shy of the state record for career touchdowns. Commit that to memory, because it’s pretty much the only shortcoming of the Clairton Class of 2013.
In Clairton, high school football star Tyler Boyd was presented with a U.S. Army All-American Bowl game jersey on Monday. He is the first player from Clairton High School to ever make the game.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Four wins this month was enough for the Clairton Bears to make history, and four catches on Saturday were apparently enough for Bobby Engram to make up his mind.
As is typically the case these days, the turning point of Friday’s game at Neil Brown Stadium happened several minutes before kickoff, when the Clairton Bears (5-0, 5-0) took the field.
Head coach Tom Nola said the key to victory in Week 4 was to establish an early presence. But Monessen head coach Andy Pacak, like the rest of the WPIAL, has been acutely aware of Clairton and its achievements for some time.