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2016 Schedule
5-2, 3rd in ACC - Coastal
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46mDavid M. Hale

Week 9 in the ACC: What to watch for

Clemson-Florida State is obviously of interest, but Virginia Tech's visit to Pitt on Thursday night might matter quite a bit in the Coastal Division.

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

There's no longer any margin for error, Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi feels. At 2-1 in the ACC with a loss to North Carolina, Narduzzi said Thursday's home tilt against Virginia Tech is a must-win game. "I think every ACC game is a must win as we go on," he added. Undefeated Clemson also looms on Pitt's November schedule.

The art of an inspiring locker room speech (4:15)
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6dAndrea Adelson

Is there anything James Conner can't do?

Pitt running back James Conner, already an inspiration, shows his teammates he'll do whatever it takes to win, including play some defensive end.

Johnson named midseason All-American

Pitt RB James Conner gets most of the credit, but OG Dorian Johnson has helped open a lot of holes. Johnson has led the Panthers' O-line, which has helped the team average 239.1 rushing yards per game. Midseason All-Americans

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Pittsburgh played James Conner and Jordan Whitehead on both offense and defense against Virginia, and Cavaliers coach Bronco Mendenhall said he doesn't see it as a trend but just innovative coaching. Whitehead, a natural safety, is a dynamic rusher, and Conner, an ACC player of the year at running back, is tough to block at defensive end.

Team Stats

Passing Yards178.9107th
Rushing Yards239.120th
Points For38.4Tied-22nd
Points Against31.4Tied-89th

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