Pitt finished the 2022 season with a five-game winning streak including a two-point victory over UCLA in the Sun Bowl. Seven starters return on offense, but a new quarterback is in town in Boston College transfer Phil Jurkovec. He’s had 24 career starts and passed for over 1700 yards last season. Adding to the quarterback room will be Penn State transfer Christian Veilleux.
The Panthers lost their top rusher and receiver from last season, but Rodney Hammond rushed for over 400 yards last season and Konata Mumpfield was second on the team with 58 catches.
Narduzzi has always produced one of the better defenses in the ACC. Last season they allowed just 24 points per game and only 98 yards per game on the ground. The Panthers have not allowed an average of 100 yards or more rushing per game since the 2019 season.
Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi at the ACC Kickoff
Wide Receiver (3): BUB MEANS, KONATA MUMPFIELD, Jake McConnachie*
Tackle (3): MATT GONCALVES, Branson Taylor, Trey Andersen* Guard (5): BLAKE ZUBOVIC, Jason Collier Jr., Terrence Enos Jr., Ryan Jacoby,
Center (1): JAKE KRADEL* Tight End (3): GAVIN BARTHOLOMEW, Karter Johnson, Jake Renda Quarterback (0): Running Back (3): Daniel Carter, Rodney Hammond Jr., C’Bo Flemister*
End (3): Dayon Hayes, Bam Brima, Nate Temple
Tackle (5): DAVID GREEN, Tyler Bentley, Devin Danielson, Deandre Jules, Elliot Donald
Linebacker (9): BANGALLY KAMARA, SHAYNE SIMON, Solomon DeShields, Brandon George, Buddy Mack III, Dylan Bennett, Luke DelGaudio, Aydin Henningham, Nick Lapi* Safety (3): Phillip O’Brien Jr., Stephon Hall, Javon McIntyre Cornerback (6): MARQUIS WILLIAMS, M.J. DEVONSHIRE, A.J. Woods, Rashad Battle, Jahvante Royal, Noah Biglow
Kicker (1): BEN SAULS
Punter (2): Cam Guess, Caleb Junko
Long Snapper (1): Byron Floyd*
Pitt 2023 Schedule
Sept. 2 Wofford (ACCN) 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 9 Cincinnati (The CW) 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 16 at West Virginia (ABC) 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 23 North Carolina* TBA
Sept. 30 at Virginia Tech* TBA
Oct. 14 Louisville* (HC) TBA
Oct. 21 at Wake Forest* TBA
Oct. 28 at Notre Dame (NBC) 3:30 p.m.
Nov. 4 Florida State* TBA
Nov. 11 vs. Syracuse+ TBA
Nov. 16 (Thurs.) Boston College (ESPN) 7 p.m. Nov. 25 at Duke* TBA
Sept. 1 (Thurs.) West Virginia (ESPN) W, 38-31
Sept. 10 Tennessee (ABC) L, 27-34 (OT)
Sept. 17 at Western Michigan (ESPNU) W, 34-13
Sept. 24 Rhode Island (ACCN) W, 45-24
Oct. 1 Georgia Tech* (ACCN) L, 21-26
Oct. 8 Virginia Tech* (ACCN) W, 45-29
Oct. 22 at Louisville* (ACCN) L, 10-24
Oct. 29 at North Carolina* (ACCN) L, 24-42
Nov. 5 Syracuse* (ACCN) W, 19-9
Nov. 12 at Virginia* (ACCN) W, 37-7
Nov. 19 Duke* (ACCN) W, 28-26
Nov. 26 at Miami* (ACCN) W, 42-16
Dec. 30 (Fri.) vs. UCLA^ (CBS) W, 37-35