Pickett passes Pittsburgh past Duke, 54-29; Blue Devils lose 5th straight


Pittsburgh wide receiver Jordan Addison (3) hauls in a pass for a touchdown against Duke safety Lummie Young IV (23) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, in Durham, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – Kenny Pickett threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score as Pittsburgh pulled away to beat Duke 54-29.

Pickett threw for 405 yards as the Panthers bounced back from a home loss to Miami a week earlier.

They have their best nine-game record since an 8-1 mark in 2009.

Sam Scarton kicked four field goals and Jordan Addison scored two touchdowns for Pittsburgh.

Duke lost its fifth game in a row and quarterback Gunnar Holmberg exited with an upper-body injury on the team’s final possession of the first half.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Sports Headlines

More Sports

Trending Stories

Click here for full list of trending stories