Well, well, well, Pitt has a team perhaps, mainly because they seem to have an excellent defense. Some thoughts:
1. Defense, defense, defense. Wow. Virginia Tech isn't an offensive juggernaut, but Pitt held them to 100 total yards and had seven sacks. Just unreal.
2. Juan Price was the player of the game and was an absolute demon on the pass rush. I keep forgetting that he could get a sixth year of eligibility next year. He's finally healthy, and if he stays healthy, and returns next year, Pitt's defensive ends will be ridiculous.
3. The offense was not great, and there's a lot of criticism for Jim Chaney, but the truth is, outside of Tyler Boyd, the Panthers really don't have an exceptional skill player. And Boyd didn't have his best game. Virginia Tech goes all out on the pass rush, and the result was that Nathan Peterman spent most of the time running for his life. But when he had time he connected. Peterman ended up going 9-15 for 110 yards, a TD, and no interceptions. Truthfully, he did as well as he could, and at least didn't make any mistakes. When he had time he was also pretty accurate. Voytik came in and pretty much just ran every time he was in there. He ended up with 37 yards on 5 carries.
4. Boyd ended up with 5 catches for 48 yards, and he also fumbled a punt that the Panthers recovered.
5. Quadree Ollison ran hard and impressed with 122 yards on 19 carries, plus a TD. Pitt ran for 166 yards.
6. Because of the sacks, Virginia Tech had 33 rushes for 9 yards. That's not a typo.
7. The defense also had 7 sacks and help Virginia Tech to 100 total yards. No other way to say it other than dominating.
8. Virginia Tech quarterback Brendon Motley was 9-20 for 91 yards, and a TD. He was also intercepted by Terrish Webb, Avonte Maddox, and Mike Caprara.
9. With Virginia coming in next week, barring a letdown, Pitt should be 4-1, and has a real chance to be 6-2 when Notre Dame comes to town.