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Top Ten Pitt Football Moments of 2013 - #7 Tom Savage's Duke Game

Streeter Lecka

I really hate doing things like these, so I offer it with the following precursor: Things are bound to have been left off this list. Some intentionally because there simply wasn't enough room and maybe a few unintentionally that I simply forgot about.

Also, some of these are games and not necessarily individual 'moments'. That's just the way it is, though, boys and girls.

Irregardless of all of that, over the next ten days, I'll be bringing you the top ten football moments of 2013 as I see them.

No. 7 - Tom Savage's game against Duke

Another individual performance that had to stick out was that of quarterback Tom Savage who had himself the biggest game of his career against Duke. Savage threw for a monster 424 yards and added an ACC-record six touchdowns to boot.

At first glance, you may think he was padding his stats a little, but the fact is that Pitt needed every one of those scores. After holding two leads of 20 points or more, Duke rallied both times and the Panthers wound up with a narrow 58-55 win.

The other thing to like about the performance was that Savage was pretty perfect. He completed 23 of his 33 passes and threw no picks - something you might expect out of him slinging the ball that many times.

Savage certainly had his ups and downs this season but that performance helped put Pitt's opponents on notice that the Panthers' passing attack was a dangerous one.

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