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Pittsburgh Panthers (5-7)


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Narduzzi, Pitt preach stability after signing new deal

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh head football coach Pat Narduzzi's most difficult season did little to shake athletic director Heather Lyke's faith. She quickly worked out a new contract for Narduzzi that will run through 2024.

The Panthers finished 5-7 in 2017 and will miss a bowl game for the first time in a decade. Still, Pitt finished strong, upsetting then-No. 2 Miami on Nov. 24. It's the big picture, and not the small one, that has both Narduzzi and Lyke optimistic about the future.

Lyke, in her first year as Pitt's athletic director after holding the same position at Eastern Michigan, sought consistency in the leadership of the football program, which is something that hasn't always been the case at Pitt. Narduzzi is the Panthers' fifth coach since 2010. In no mood to go looking anytime soon, Lyke first approached Narduzzi about a new deal before the 2017 season even began.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: B. DiNucci1091
Passing TDs: M. Browne5
Rushing Yards: D. Hall628
Rushing TDs: D. Hall9
Receiving Yards: J. Weah698
Receiving TDs: J. Weah4
Interceptions: D. Jackson2
Schedule 2017
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/2 vs. Youngstown State W 28 - 21
9/9 at 4 Penn State L 14 - 33
9/16 vs. 9 Oklahoma State L 21 - 59
9/23 at Georgia Tech L 17 - 35
9/30 vs. Rice W 42 - 10
10/7 at Syracuse L 24 - 27
10/14 vs. 20 North Carolina State L 17 - 35
10/21 at Duke W 24 - 17
10/28 vs. Virginia W 31 - 14
11/9 vs. North Carolina L 31 - 34
11/18 at Virginia Tech L 14 - 20
11/24 vs. 2 Miami (FL) W 24 - 14
Atlantic Coast
Atlantic
  Conference Overall
1 Clemson 7-1 12-1
24 North Carolina State 6-2 8-4
Wake Forest 4-4 7-5
Boston College 4-4 7-5
Louisville 4-4 8-4
Florida State 3-5 6-6
Syracuse 2-6 4-8
Coastal
  Conference Overall
10 Miami (FL) 7-1 10-2
22 Virginia Tech 5-3 9-3
Georgia Tech 4-4 5-6
Pittsburgh 3-5 5-7
Virginia 3-5 6-6
Duke 3-5 6-6
North Carolina 1-7 3-9
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4394 (94)
Passing Yards: 2612 (76)
Rushing Yards: 1782 (85)
Points per game: 23.9 (100)
Yards per game: 366.2 (97)
Touchdowns: 33 (101)
Field Goals: 11 (87)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4759 (65)
Passing Yards: 3050 (103)
Rushing Yards: 1709 (42)
Points per game: 26.6 (65)
Yards per game: 396.6 (67)
Touchdowns: 38 (64)
Field Goals: 10 (25)
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