Pitt Panthers Preview 2022: Season Prediction, Breakdown, Key Games, Players

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Pitt Panthers Preview 2022: Season Prediction, Breakdown, Key Games, Players

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Pitt Panthers Preview 2022: Season Prediction, Breakdown, Key Games, Players

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Pitt Panthers Season Prediction, What Will Happen

Why can’t Pitt do it again?

Why can’t it be even better than the 11-3 ACC Championship version?

Everyone will be jumping off the bandwagon after the offense lost Kenny Pickett and Jordan Addison, but there are a ton of returning starters from last year’s great team, the kicking game will be terrific, and the style isn’t changing.

No, it might not be bombs away like last year’s offense was, but the defense will still be great at getting into the backfield, the offensive line is experienced and strong, and getting Kedon Slovis to replace Pickett is an undervalued and underappreciated move.

Speaking of undervalued and underappreciated, that might be Pitt this year considering where the early win total lines are.

Set The Pitt Panthers Regular Season Win Total At … 8

Do you believe Pitt can own Heinz Field? If it’s great at home and can beat West Virginia, Tennessee, and Virginia Tech, look out.

There’s no Clemson or NC State to deal with. Those are probably the two best teams in the league this year, there’s no Notre Dame on the slate, and missing Florida State and Wake Forest isn’t a bad thing.

The problem is the second half with four road games in the final six – Louisville, North Carolina, Virginia, and Miami are all going to be dangerous – and that’s coming off a slew of 50/50 games over the first half of the year.

But assume that Pitt wins its share of big games, comes up with a few big road performances, and will once again be deep in the ACC title hunt until the end.

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