PITTSBURGH (AP/WSPA) — Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett made the most of his Heisman Trophy showcase, throwing for 302 yards and two touchdowns as the 23rd-ranked Panthers topped Clemson 27-17.
Pickett completed 25 of 39 passes to overtake Alex Van Pelt for the most career completions in school history. The fifth-year senior ran for two drive-extending dives late in the fourth quarter after the Tigers had drawn within 10.
Clemson saw its chances for another Atlantic Division title take a massive hit thanks in large part to an offense that remains very much a problem with Halloween looming.
D.J. Uiagalelei was benched in the second half after a shovel pass was intercepted and returned for a touchdown. He finished 12-25 for 128 yards and two interceptions. He also added 50 yards on the ground and a score.
Clemson falls to 4-3 and will take on FSU in Death Valley October 30.