Tag: Paul Chryst

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Pitt rallies, upsets No. 24 Notre Dame 28-21

Pittsburgh wide receiver Tyler Boyd (23) runs the ball past Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith (9) in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) by Will GravesAP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) – 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. Tom Savage passed for 243 yards and two scores to Devin Street as the Panthers (5-4) took advantage of some sloppy play by the Fighting Irish (7-3) to end Notre Dame’s four-game winning streak.

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Panthers looking to regroup as Notre Dame looms

Pittsburgh Panthers tight end J.P. Holtz (86) makes the first down catch in front of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets linebacker Quayshawn Nealy (54) in the second half of their NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, in Atlanta. Georgia Tech won 21-10. (AP Photo/David Tulis) by Will GravesAP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh tight end J.P. Holtz doesn’t need to use last year’s three-overtime loss to Notre Dame as motivation to face the Fighting Irish again next Saturday. “Personally, I don’t like Notre Dame at all,” Holtz said Monday. “It’s going to make me play harder.”

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Upset-minded ODU can’t quite catch Pittsburgh in 35-24 loss

Isaac Bennett (34) celebrates with wide receiver Ed Tinker (84) after scoring his third touchdown of the second quarter against Old Dominion on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) by Will GravesAP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Isaac Bennett ran for a career-high 240 yards and three touchdowns as Pittsburgh held off Old Dominion 35-24 on Saturday night. The Panthers (4-2) overcame an early 10-point deficit behind Bennett. Making his first start of the season, Bennett scored three times in a 12-minute span in the second quarter. Quarterback Tom Savage passed for 104 yards and a touchdown and also ran for a score as Pitt finally shook the Monarchs (4-3) late.

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Retooled Panthers ready to make a splash in ACC

In this photo from Oct. 13, 2012, Pittsburgh head coach Paul Chryst calls to one of his players in the NCAA college football game against Louisville in Pittsburgh. Chryst will lead his team into their upcoming inaugural ACC football schedule in that NCAA conference. Their home schedule starts with Florida State on Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2013 and concludes with Miami on Nov. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, FILE) by Will Graves AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) – The superficial touches are done. Every last symbol of Pittsburgh’s time playing football in the Big East has vanished, as if the program hit control/alt/delete to erase two decades of only sporadic success. The school’s fresh start in the Atlantic Coast Conference has pumped life into every corner of the athletic department. Nowhere is it more evident than in the sport that triggered the biggest conference shakeup in major college sports history.