The Pitt Panthers have been begging for someone to step up in the passing game this season. Many felt that they needed to simply give the players a chance to make a play. Well, in their 43-27 victory over Marshall, someone finally did. Yes, Nate Peterman had a strong performance, but it was wide receiver, Jester Weah, that takes home the Panther of the Game award this week.
Weah hauled in seven passes for 176 yards and one touchdown on the evening. More than one of those catches came on contested throws. Two of them came on important third down conversions, including the turning point of the game, late in the fourth quarter.
We have all known Weah as the high school track champion, but were all waiting for him to make it happen on the football field. Last night, the junior did just that, and more. Something that has been missing for Peterman this season is a security blanket. Someone you can throw the ball up to and know they are going to come down with the football. Weah provided that blanket to Peterman last night.
For the first four weeks of the season, it was either James Conner or Quadree Henderson, with a little Ejuan Price mixed in for Panther of the Game. It feels good to have someone else step up and force us to deliver the award to someone else.