Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi issues 'no comment' when asked about controversial finish vs. Miami
Pittsburgh fell 38-34 to Miami on Saturday afternoon, dropping to 6-2 on the season.
Pittsburgh’s loss came with a fair amount of controversy. There were several questionable penalties on the Panthers throughout the game, and officials appeared to miss a safety call in the game’s final minutes.
When asked about the officiating in a postgame press conference, Narduzzi issued a “no comment” response.
Question to Pat Narduzzi on what officials told him on the fourth-quarter play where Pitt thought it had recorded a safety was met with total silence, then “Next question.” He also “no-comment-ed” question about penalties against Pitt.
— Jerry DiPaola (@JDiPaola_Trib) October 30, 2021
The Panthers had their chances, but struggled defensively throughout the game and made two key turnovers offensively.
Quarterback Kenny Pickett threw for a school-record 519 yards, but his two interceptions — especially one near the Miami end zone in the final minutes of the game — proved to be costly.
Miami was good enough to take advantage of those mistakes. Quarterback Tyler Van Dyke was equal to challenge, throwing for 428 yards and 3 touchdowns. He also converted a pair of key first downs on the Hurricanes’ final drive that sealed the win.
Pittsburgh is now 6-2 on the season. However, the Panthers still control their own destiny in the ACC Coastal.
Pitt faces Duke on the road in Week 10.