Pittsburgh QB Kenny Pickett says he’ll return in 2021

Pittsburgh QB Kenny Pickett says he’ll return in 2021
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh’s season is over. Quarterback Kenny Pickett’s college career is not. The senior announced he will return in 2021. Pickett had participated in Pitt’s Senior Day festivities against Virginia Tech last month, an indication he was going to enter the NFL draft. Apparently not. Pickett, the fifth-leading passer in school history, tweeted “one more year.” Pickett threw for 13 touchdowns and nine interceptions this season. He missed two games with an ankle injury as the Panthers finished 6-5.

Michigan cancels Ohio State showdown, citing COVID-19 cases

Michigan cancels Ohio State showdown, citing COVID-19 cases
By LARRY LAGE and MITCH STACY AP Sports Writers
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has canceled its annual rivalry game at Ohio State because of the COVID-19 outbreak within the Wolverines football program. Michigan says the decision was made after discussions with medical professionals. The third-ranked Buckeyes played through what coach Ryan Day called a mini outbreak last week in a 52-12 win at Michigan State as he watched from home because of a positive test. Michigan and Ohio State have played each other every year since 1918.

Ex-coach Lou Holtz to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Ex-coach Lou Holtz to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom
By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will award the highest civilian honor on Thursday to former college football coach and political ally Lou Holtz. Holtz had a storied 34-year coaching career that included winning the 1988 national title at the University of Notre Dame. He’s set to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a private Oval Office ceremony. Holtz has been an outspoken backer of the president and spoke at this year’s Republican National Convention. Holtz had an impressive 249-132-7 record over a career that also included head coaching jobs at six colleges and brief stint in the NFL.

No. 4 Clemson, QB Lawrence throttle Pittsburgh 52-17

No. 4 Clemson, QB Lawrence throttle Pittsburgh 52-17
By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence threw for 403 yards and two touchdowns in his first game in five weeks and No. 4 Clemson throttled Pittsburgh 52-17. Lawrence finished 26-of-37 passing in what’s expected to be his last college game at home. Lawrence went to the sidelines early in the fourth quarter with Clemson up 28 points. Lawrence last played Oct. 24 in a win over Syracuse. He tested positive for the coronavirus the next week and missed two games, including the Tigers’ only loss this season at No. 2 Notre Dame.

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Two Pac-12 football games canceled as virus problems linger

Two Pac-12 football games canceled as virus problems linger
By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer
The Pac-12’s football schedule has been scrambled for a second straight week. Positive COVID-19 tests have led to the cancellation of both the Arizona State-California and UCLA-Utah football games. The Sun Devils’ home opener was nixed because of several positive COVID-19 tests among the team’s players and coaching staff, including head coach Herm Edwards. Utah also determined it didn’t have the minimum number of scholarship players available for its game against UCLA. There have been 14 games across the Football Bowl Subdivision canceled this week.

Pitt vs. Georgia Tech Game on Saturday Postponed

(Pittsburgh) The University of Pittsburgh announced it is pausing all football activities as the coronavirus has made a resurgence, especially in Allegheny County.

Pitt officials said the suspension of team activities is “due to COVID-related protocols.” The Panthers’ next game at Georgia Tech has also been postponed until Dec. 12.

 

It’s unclear when Pitt will resume football activities, but it is scheduled to next play Nov. 21 at Heinz Field against Virginia Tech.

 

The team Pitt was scheduled to play on Saturday, Georgia Tech, released a statement late Thursday about the postponement as well.

Georgia Tech officials said they are unable to field the necessary number of players to compete this weekend because of a combination of injuries, COVID-19 contact tracing and a low number of tests available.

Struggling Pittsburgh, Florida State look to get on track

Struggling Pittsburgh, Florida State look to get on track
BOB FERRANTE Associated Press
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A season that began with high expectations for Florida State and Pittsburgh has instead been disappointing. The Panthers have just two Atlantic Coast Conference wins and have allowed 30 or more points in four straight games, all of them losses. Meanwhile, the Seminoles have won just one ACC contest and have given up 35 points per game. Florida State also has allowed more than 500 offensive yards in its last three games.

No. 3 Notre Dame puts 10-game win streak on the line at Pitt

No. 3 Notre Dame puts 10-game win streak on the line at Pitt
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Third-ranked Notre Dame takes a 10-game winning streak to Pittsburgh to face the struggling Panthers. The Fighting Irish are coming off a sluggish 12-7 victory over Louisville but moved up to third in the polls anyway following Georgia’s loss to Alabama. Pitt has dropped three straight since a 3-0 start and could play without quarterback Kenny Pickett, who is nursing an ankle injury. The game features one of the nation’s best offensive lines against a Pitt defense that leads the country in sacks. Notre Dame has won 5 of the 6 six meetings between the schools.

No. 8 Nittany Lions eager for Big Ten opener at Indiana

No. 8 Nittany Lions eager for Big Ten opener at Indiana
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No. 8 Penn State opens the highly-anticipated 2020 season Saturday at Indiana. It’s the latest season-opener for the Nittany Lions since 1918 when they didn’t open until Nov. 2 because of the influenza pandemic. The Hoosiers are coming off their first eight-win season since 1993 and are looking for their first upset of a top-10 team since a 31-10 blowout at Ohio State in 1987. Penn State could be without starting running back Journey Brown. Coach James Franklin says Brown could miss the entire season with an undisclosed medical condition that was diagnosed during an unusual offseason. If Brown doesn’t play, Noah Cain and Devyn Ford would be the likely replacements.