Jordan Addison's 4 TD day leads Pitt to win over Virginia, ACC Coastal title
Pitt survived a tough battle from Virginia on Saturday night clinch a trip to the ACC Championship Game.
The Panthers won 48-38 and got huge performances from several offensive players.
First and foremost, receiver Jordan Addison. He’s been one of Pitt’s best players all season long, and he saved his best for the biggest game of the season: 14 catches for 202 yards and 4 touchdowns.
His last score of the game was the clincher. Addison caught a pass on third down, broke a tackle and then exploded down the right sideline for a 62-yard touchdown. That put the Panthers up by 10 with just over two minutes remaining.
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Quarterback Kenny Pickett leaned on Addison in a major way — all other Pitt receivers combined for 12 catches for 138 yards and 0 touchdowns.
Pitt will now await its matchup in Charlotte for the ACC title game. Wake Forest, North Carolina State and Clemson are all alive in that race going into the final weekend.
This is Pitt’s second appearance in the ACC Championship Game. The Panthers lost to Clemson on that stage in 2018.
Pitt closes out its regular season vs. Syracuse next week.