The Virginia Tech Hokies’ ugly 2020 season got even uglier after Saturday’s 47-14 loss to the Pitt Panthers.
It’s Virginia Tech’s third consecutive loss and fourth in five games and the Hokies fall to 4-5 on the season.
Pitt entered this game minus 16 players due to COVID-19, several of which were key performers on offense, yet the Panthers played, arguably, their best offensive game of the season.
Let that sink in, folks.
Pitt’s offense was one of the worst in the ACC heading into this week, giving fans hope that side of the ball could build off last week’s performance. Instead, the Hokies couldn’t tackle or stop the forward pass.
Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett, a solid game manager at the college level, looked like Dan Marino on Saturday, passing for over 400 yards and two touchdowns. Pickett also scored a rushing touchdown in the win.
Hendon Hooker completed 13 of 22 passes for 260 yards and two touchdowns and one interception. The Hokies were without star left tackle Christian Darrisaw, who missed the game with an injury.
Wide receiver Tre Turner caught three passes for 74 yards with two touchdowns. Turner also had two inexcusable drops before missing some time with an injury.
Fortunately, Virginia Tech is off next week before hosting Clemson on Dec. 5. That should be fun.