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So far so good: Pitt kicker Chris Blewitt nearly perfect on season so far

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

So far, so good.

Pitt kicker Chris Blewitt hasn't yet won a game for the Panthers, but to this point, he's been nearly perfect. Blewitt has indeed been flawless on field goal attempts, going a perfect 6-6 on the year. Blewitt has missed an extra point, but it's hard not to like what he's done this year.

Impressively, half of his six attempts have come from beyond 40 yards. Only one, a 29-yarder against Iowa last weekend, has been shorter than 30 yards.

The sophomore was solid last year, but had his ups and downs, making 14 of his 18 attempts. Through four games in 2014, he was a little shakier, converting on only three of his five tries.

A big positive for Blewitt is his consistency from long range. He was 5-6 last year from 40 yards or more and adding in the three from this year, in his Pitt career, he's converted an amazing 8-9 from that distance.

Blewitt is also contributing on kickoffs. Through Pitt's first two games against Delaware and Boston College, he had nine touchbacks. He added two more against Iowa last weekend.

Blewitt hasn't really factored into a win or loss this year - the closest he's been was in the Boston College game, kicking three field goals in the Panthers' 30-20 victory. But chances are he will at some point this season. And while we're only 1/3 of the way through the season, Blewitt should be a solid bet to come through if Pitt needs him for a game-winner.

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