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2-2, 4th in ACC - Coastal

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Against FBS teams, no program is worse defending the pass statistically than Pitt, which ranks 128th in yards per game (441.7). Oklahoma State and North Carolina can really sling the ball around, but Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi blames details in the secondary, too. "When you face a good football team, the attention to detail and fundamentals have to be perfect," Narduzzi said. He added Pitt will simplify defensively.

Marty Smith ESPN 

I love it when a star isn't "too cool" to still be a fan! Dabo Swinney told me a hilarious story about meeting Pitt/Dallas Cowboys legend Tony Dorsett: He was at the ACC awards dinner and sees Dorsett. Freaks. "That's TONY DORSETT. I ain't leavin' here til I meet him! "Here I'm about to accept ACC Coach of the Year and I'm all super fan over here." Suddenly, here comes Dorsett, says... "I HAVE to get a picture with you. My agent will die!" Dorsett's agent? A Clemson grad. And then this showed up in the mail.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

ACC quarterbacks had a monster Saturday. Here's how they stacked up compared to the rest of the country...


Tar Heels score late to beat Panthers

With the clock running under 10 seconds and down by six points, UNC QB Mitch Trubisky throws a fade to 6-foot-5 WR Bug Howard for the winning two-yard touchdown. North Carolina wins at home 37-36.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Huge celebration on the field as North Carolina erases a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat Pitt 37-36. Mitch Trubisky finished 35-of-46 for 453 yards and 5 touchdowns.

Howard skies for UNC's last-second game-winning TD (1:53)

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Mitch Trubisky hits Bug Howard for a 2-yard TD to take a 37-36 lead with 2 seconds to play. Trubisky converted three fourth-and-longs on the drive. UNC is just the 5th team in the last decade to score at least 37 points in a win while rushing for fewer than 20 total yards.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina has life, pulling to within 6 as Mitch Trubisky throws his fourth TD of the game. It's gone largely as expected with Pitt dominating on the ground and the Heels carving up Panthers' D through the air.


Nathan Peterman stretches for TD

The Panthers senior QB reaches over the line of scrimmage for a one-yard TD. Pittsburgh extends its lead to 33-23 over North Carolina.


UNC trying to keep pace with Pitt

North Carolina QB Mitch Trubisky fakes the handoff and hits Austin Proehl for a 1-yard TD. Pitt answered with a score of its own, and the Panthers lead 33-23 on ESPNU.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Pitt has out-gained North Carolina on the ground 159-28 so far, and that includes a 28-yard loss on a snap that sailed over the QB Nate Peterman's head. On the other hand, the Tar Heels' passing attack has been sharp, with Mitch Trubisky completing 15 of 16 throws for 250 yards and 3 TDs.


Pitt makes statement to begin second half

Chawntez Moss powers his way into the end zone for a 2-yard TD. Pitt leads North Carolina 26-16 on ESPNU.

Team Stats

Passing Yards160.8115th
Rushing Yards249.515th
Points For36.0Tied-48th
Points Against32.094th

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