Georgia Tech vs Pittsburgh : The Pittsburgh Panthers will roll out the red carpet for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Saturday in an effort to bounce back from a brutal 51-6 loss to Penn State. However, they won’t be the only team with a taste for vengeance.
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Date : Saturday, 15 September
The Yellow Jackets were well in position to put the Bulls away, but they ended up blowing a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter. It’s tough to win any game when a defense gives up 21 points in one quarter. That’s exactly what happened to the Yellow Jackets—a colossal meltdown that ended up costing them their first loss of the season.
Starting safety Tariq Carpenter being ejected earlier in the game for targeting didn’t help matters, either. He missed three quarters of the epic shootout and ultimately wasn’t on the field to help stave off the comeback.
An entire football game of blown assignments and mental breakdowns is enough to drive any head coach mad. Yellow Jackets coach Paul Johnson will probably spend the whole week preaching discipline and situational football in preparation for Pittsburgh.
The Panthers weren’t even safe in the confines of their own home against the No. 11-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions. They ran into a buzz saw in Week 2.
There is always plenty of optimism at the beginning of the season before teams are slapped with a cold dose of reality. That reality came in the form of Panthers quarterback Kenny Pickett being held for only 55 yards passing and one interception against the Penn State defense. Running back Qadree Ollison was the only skilled position player that showed some life—rushing for 119 yards and one touchdown with an average of 5.7 yards per carry.
Pickett has to be more productive passing the football if the Panthers expect to make any noise this season. Then again, he’s playing for a football program that’s accustomed to disappointment.