Panthers defeat Yellow Jackets, as Narduzzi, Collins have odd handshake

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Pittsburgh Panthers defeated the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Thursday night. The Panthers won 34-20 by the Yellow Jackets at Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field in Atlanta, Georgia.

With the win, the Panthers improved to 6-5 on the season. Five of the six wins have come in Atlantic Coast Conference play.

Pittsburgh Panthers quarterback Kenny Pickett attempts a pass against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Kenny Pickett attempts a pass against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (Photo by Pitt Football/Instagram)

Pittsburgh got back on track with this win following a loss to No. 3 Clemson Tigers 52-17 on Saturday, November 28th.

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The loss dropped the Yellow Jackets to 3-7 on the season. Georgia Tech was 3-6 within the ACC.

The Yellow Jackets have dropped two straight games.

Following the game, Yellow Jackets head coach Geoff Collins and Panthers head coach Pat Narduzzi got into it after the game. The two men had a weird hand sake, before Collins walked at a fast pace away from Narduzzi.

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“I told him, ‘Hey, you’ve got a great team,'” Narduzzi said. “He said, ‘Baloney,’ or some other nice words, and walked off. I don’t know. I thought it was a good game.”

Panthers quarterback Kenny Pickett went 17 of 34 for 196 yards. He had one touchdown pass and one interception.

Vincent Davis had 25 carries for 247 yards and one touchdown. DJ Turner also had five receptions for 82 yards and a touchdown.

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Yellow Jackets quarterback Jeff Sims went 17 of 31 for 238 yards. He had two touchdown passes and two interceptions.

Jamious Griffin had five carries for 43 yards. Jalen Camp had five receptions for 97 yards and a touchdown.

Turner had an aforementioned touchdown reception for the Panthers. Pickett and Davis also scored rushing touchdowns.

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Pittsburgh kicker Alex Kessman also made four field goals. Following the Davis touchdown, Pickett hit Turner for a two-point conversion.

Sims scored a rushing touchdown for the Yellow Jackets. Camp and Dylan Deveney also caught touchdown receptions.

Following the Camp touchdown, Georgia Tech failed to convert a two-point conversion.

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