Pitt wide receiver Jester Weah had been struggling coming into the Panthers' game against Rice on Saturday. Before today's game, Weah had been held to only eight catches for 84 yards and one touchdown on the season. That put him woefully off his pace for last season when he had 36 catches for 870 yards and ten touchdowns.
Against Rice, though, the Pitt senior had one of the best games of his career. In all, Weah had five catches for 137 yards and a touchdown. That was second only to his huge game against Marshall last year when he recorded seven catches for 176 yards and a score. Both the five catches and the 137 yards for Weah were second best in his career. His 55-yard touchdown grab after a faked out defender (that was also flagged for defensive pass interference, no less) was the highlight of his day.
For Pitt to get much of anything done on offense they need to get Weah more involved. The question, of course, is if that big game was more due to the competition than anything. And it's also worth noting that Weah had a big drop on Saturday, too. Otherwise, his day might have been even bigger.
But despite the competition, it was great to see the passing game clicking and Weah was a big part of that.