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Pitt offense clicking on all cylinders

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It's early, but through three games, Pitt's offense is looking tough to stop.

Pitt ranks in the top 15 in scoring offense, averaging about 45 points per game. While the defense fell a little bit after giving up 25 points to Florida International, the offense scored at least 30 points for the third consecutive game.

You can even argue that the offense has been better than their lofty ranking. The Panthers had two solid drives that led them inside the 10-yard line before James Conner fumbled the ball away. At the very worst, Pitt should have had at least six more points against FIU, but the way they were running the ball, two touchdowns was the more likely result.

Forget scoring 40 - Pitt probably should have topped 50 this weekend.

The astonishing thing behind Pitt's offensive dominance is that it's occurred without any type of passing game. The Panthers rank in the top five in rushing yardage with more than 350 yards per game, but rank near the bottom of the entire FBS with 101 passing yards per contest. An offense that lopsided might make it difficult to score points, but that hasn't been the case so far.

The Panthers' offense won't be able to keep this pace unless they become more of an aerial threat - that's pretty easy. to see as the opponents will get better. So far, though, Pitt's offense is scoring more than enough to win games.

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