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Pittsburgh QB Nathan Peterman has accepted an invitation to the East West Shrine Game.

Peterman recently said he was invited to a few all star games (like the Shrine and NFPLA), and it appears he picked the Florida location. The former Tennessee Vol joined Pitt this season as a graduate transfer and performed at a high level, throwing 26 touchdowns compared to six interceptions.
Source: Shrine Game
Dec 5 - 11:56 AM

Pitt redshirt junior RB James Conner rushed for 115 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries and added an additional scoring catch in Saturday's 76-61 win over Syracuse.

Conner scored on a 35-yard toss from Nathan Peterman midway through the first quarter, later notching a pair of of short touchdown runs in the second and fourth quarters. The 6-foot-2, 250-pound redshirt junior averaged 6.0 YPC with a long run of 34 yards. With this respectable performance now in the books, Conner crept over the 1,000-yard rushing mark (1,060 through 12 games). He has scored 16 touchdowns this season.
Nov 26 - 5:21 PM

Pitt senior QB Nathan Peterman completed 9-of-18 passes for 251 yards, four touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's 76-61 win over Pitt.

Oh baby. Syracuse and Pitt combined to score 137 points, setting the record for the highest-scoring game in FBS history. In addition to his four touchdowns passing, Peterman added 79 yards rushing and another score. There has been a noticeable statistical uptick for the 6-foot-2, 221-pounder of late, as he has now thrown for at least three touchdown passes in each of his last three games. To be precise, he has notched 12 scoring tosses in that space.
Nov 26 - 4:54 PM

Pitt redshirt junior RB James Conner rushed for 101 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries in Saturday's 56-14 demolition of Duke.

Both of Conner's touchdowns came on one yard runs. He notched those in the first and third quarters. Though the 6-foot-2, 250-pounder's long run went for a relatively modest 23 yards, he averaged a robust 7.2 YPC. He is closing out the regular season in style, having rushed for at least 100 yards in three of his last four games. A showdown with Syracuse looms next Saturday, after which the Panthers will await their bowl assignment.
Nov 19 - 6:20 PM

Pitt senior QB Nathan Peterman completed 11-of-18 passes for 237 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's romp of a win over Duke.

Riding high off their upset of Clemson last weekend, the Panthers piled it on against the Blue Devils, scoring a symmetrically beautiful 14 points in every quarter on their way to the 56-14 victory. Peterman has been shredding of late, with 10 of his 20 touchdown passes on the season coming in his last three games.
Nov 19 - 6:12 PM

Pittsburgh sophomore S Jordan Whitehead (arm) will miss the final two games of the regular season.

Observant viewers of Saturday's contest between Clemson and Pittsburgh might recall the ABC broadcast refusing to show an injury replay during the fourth quarter. Whitehead was the injured player in question. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound sophomore was subsequently fitted with an air cast and carted off the field. Pitt HC Pat Narduzzi indicated on Monday that while Whitehead figures to miss the wrap of the regular season against Duke and Syracuse, the team is holding out hope that he will be able to return for bowl action. In nine games this season, the safety registered 65 tackles (1.5 for loss), an interception and a forced fumble. He returned that interception for a touchdown.
Nov 15 - 5:31 PM

Pro Football Focus notes that Pitt's starting five along the offensive line have surrendered just four knockdowns through 10 games.

Per PFF, the Panthers line leads the country with a 92.9 pass-blocking efficiency rating. With a consistently clean pocket to work out of, senior gunslinger Nathan Peterman has been able to turn in a relatively mistake-free season, throwing for 2,114 yards with a 19/4 TD/INT ratio. After averaging 7.3 YPA last season, Peterman is up to 8.4 YPA for the 2016 campaign. He just put forth his best statistical effort of the season, throwing for 308 yards and five touchdowns in Saturday's upset of Clemson.
Nov 15 - 4:50 PM

Pittsburgh senior QB Nathan Peterman completed 22-of-37 passes for 308 yards and five touchdowns in Saturday's 43-42 upset of Clemson.

Peterman had done dependable work for the Panthers entering Saturday's showdown with the Tigers, pitching a 14/4 TD/INT ratio through nine games, but his performance against Clemson was a bridge beyond. The 6-foot-2, 221-pound gunslinger did the bulk of his damage -- at least on the touchdown front -- in the first half, when he squeezed off four of his five aerial scores. Both the five touchdown passes and the 308 passing yards represented season highs for Peterman.
Nov 12 - 7:47 PM

Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi said Virginia Tech WRs "did a great job pushing off all night," in the school's 39-36 loss to the Hokies.

"Give them credit for that," Narduzzi concluded. This is the same coach who called out James Franklin for making excuses earlier in the season. Narduzzi is a solid coach and hopefully Pittsburgh brass and fans practice patience, as recruiting and signing players under a new decision maker takes some time.
Oct 28 - 10:15 AM

Pitt redshirt junior RB James Conner rushed for 90 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries in Saturday's 45-31 win over Virginia.

In what was a high-scoring first half, Conner notched a pair of one-yard touchdown runs in the second quarter. The Panthers would hit halftime holding a 35-28 advantage. Through seven games, the 6-foot-2, 250-pound Conner has rumbled his way to 531 yards and seven touchdowns. Prior to posting his 90 yards rushing on Saturday, he had been limited to fewer than 70 yards in three consecutive contests.
Oct 15 - 4:16 PM

Pitt junior CB Avonte Maddox is doubtful for Saturday's game against Virginia due to an arm injury.

Maddox has started 24 consecutive games for the Panthers, but it looks like that streak might be in jeopardy. The 5-foot-9, 165-pounder suffered an arm injury in the first half of Saturday's win over Georgia Tech. Dane Jackson, Damar Hamlin, Therran Coleman and Phillipie Motley could all see additional work in Maddox's absence, but it was Jackson who filled in for him after he was injured last Saturday.
Oct 14 - 12:44 PM

Pitt redshirt junior RB James Conner rushed for 60 yards on 14 carries in the school's 37-34 win over Georgia Tech.

Conner produced a long run of 21 yards, so the other 13 carries only combined for 39 yards. Conner is averaging over 4 yards per carry after returning from lymphoma and a severe knee injury. He averaged over 5.5 yards per carry in both 2013 and 2014.
Oct 8 - 3:57 PM

Pitt redshirt junior WR Jester Weah caught six passes for 177 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 43-27 win over Marshall.

Weah's 54-yard touchdown catch with just over a minute remaining in the game helped put water to a frantic Marshall comeback. The Panthers had built up a 27-0 halftime lead only to see the Thundering Herd come roaring back on a 27-3 run in the second half. Weah's score provided much-needed breathing room. This was the 6-foot-3, 190-pounder's first 100-yard game of the 2016 campaign. He has been held under 40 yards receiving in three of five contests.
Oct 1 - 11:50 PM

Pitt redshirt junior RB James Conner rushed for 66 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries in Saturday's 37-36 loss to UNC.

Conner averaged 4.1 YPC with a long run of 27 yards. While he did score in the contest -- something he has done in all four of Pitt's games this season -- it was Quadree Henderson who led the Panthers in rushing with 107 yards. The 6-foot-2, 250-pound Conner did catch four passes for 64 yards to help pad out his stats. For the season, he has rushed for 347 yards and four touchdowns.
Sep 24 - 7:44 PM

Pitt redshirt junior RB James Conner rushed for 111 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries in Saturday's 45-38 loss to Oklahoma State.

Conner scored from one yard out with 5:04 remaining in the first half. This makes two games in a row in which he has surpassed 100 yards rushing and three in a row in which he has scored a touchdown. The 6-foot-2, 250-pounder has tallied 281 yards on the ground through three contests and will look to add to that tally when the Panthers square off with North Carolina next Saturday.
Sep 17 - 9:41 PM


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