Pitt's game in Durham was both entertaining and agonizing. I had quite a unique perspective since I viewed the game from the Pitt section at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham. Without the benefit of television replays and analysis, these are my weekly pluses and minuses...from the stands.
- Tom Savage: Last week I put Savage on the minus list because he failed to limit turnovers against inferior opponents. This week, well, he showed me. He showed us all with a record breaking performance. Six touchdowns and no interceptions. Yeah, he's a plus.
- Tyler Boyd: What else can be said about this kid? He's just a special talent.
- Devin Street: See, above. Really though, Street and Boyd are the most dynamic tandem in the ACC. And yes, we should start getting excited about this offense.
- The atmosphere: Duke is a decent team with a lot of fans around the state of North Carolina. They need more support for football because Wallace Wade is a really unique place to see a game. They showed great hospitality to a pretty good amount of Pitt fans. And an aside, Jamie Dixon is a pretty great guy and if you follow me on Twitter, you'll see visual evidence as to why.
- The Defense: All of them. Just burn the tape. What a terrible game for a group that is supposed to be the strength of this team. Some nice (and HUGE) plays were made, but an equal number were surrendered. Many players, like Ray Vinopal, had a very rough game (except for his onside kick recoveries). Matt House, your seat is getting warm.
- Special Teams: Again, all of them. Kicking...bad. Coverage...bad. Returns...nonexistent. Jamison Crowder is a very good player, but that is no excuse.