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Taking a look at the two-deep depth chart for the Georgia Tech game

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Here's a quick look at the two deep rotation for Pitt's game against Georgia Tech.

QB - 1. Chad Voytik  2. Trey Anderson

Say what you will about Chad Voytik's play through the first six games, but he played incredibly hard on Thursday night and added a new element to the offense in desperate need of one. Voytik torched the Hokies' defense for 118 rushing yards, and it was his second 100 yard game on the season. He still locked in on Boyd, threw a bad interception, took a bad sack, and fumbled once, but all I can say about his performance was that he played hard, and played well despite those mistakes.  He will likely not get the running room again this week, so he definitely needs to be crisp with his passes, and spread the ball around to all of his options.

RB - 1. James Conner   2. Isaac Bennett

James Conner went "beast mode" on two important touchdown runs, and had a good showing with the national spotlight. What was up with him not touching the ball in the third quarter though?  I've been saying when he's being neutralized, maybe mix up the play calling, but he was running well and deserved more touches.  He nearly broke a big play on a shovel pass, and that was a good play design. Chris James had a quiet 13 yards on just five carries. Rachid Ibrahim had two screen passes that went nowhere, and Isaac Bennett didn't receive a touch.

HB - 1. Jaymar Parrish  2. Scott Orndoff

Pitt did not complete a pass to either player last week. As much as I would like to see J.P. Holtz get involved, I think Orndoff deserves that same chances. He is a good player that is not getting the looks he deserves.

WR - 1. Tyler Boyd  Manasseh Garner   2. Ronald Jones  Kevin Weatherspoon

Tyler Boyd had his usual big play, and made a number of nice catches beyond that, too. The only problem with that, he was the only wide receiver to make a catch against Virginia Tech. If Chad Voytik has more catches and receiving yards than all of your other receivers, it's not a good sign.  I am still in favor utilizing Adonis Jennings more, heck at this point, Manasseh Garner has to have at least one catch a game.

TE -  1. JP Holtz 2. Devon Edwards

As I mentioned with Orndoff, Holtz needs more touches. He's too good not to have 3-4 catches a game.

LT -  1. Adam Bisnowaty  2. Jaryd Jones-Smith

LG - 1. Dorian Johnson  2. Carson Baker

C - 1. Alex Officer  2. Gabe Roberts

RG - 1. Matt Rotheram  2. Alex Officer

RT - 1. T.J. Clemmings  2. Alex Bookser

T.J. Clemmings had a big week after a really poor performance against Virginia. He was named the ACC Linemen of the week, and received some serious praise from ESPN draft guru Todd McShay. Playing on prime time obviously gave Clemmings some notoriety. Many of us suspected Clemmings would play in the NFL someday, and it looks like he is on his way to doing just that.  The line overall played well, and paved the way for good rushing outputs for Conner and Voytik.

DE - 1. Shakir Soto, David Durham   2. Devin Cook OR Luke Maclean  Rori Blair

David Durham and Rori Blair each came up with a sack and the defense as a whole played very well. Durham in particular looked very good and seemed to be playing with a lot of energy in the early going.  Soto came up with one tackle in the win.

DT - 1. Darryl Render  2. Justin Moody

Darryl Render deflected some passes, came up with some nice tackles, and played an overall good game. Pitt is currently ranked fourth nationally in total defense, a stat some may find surprising.

NT - 1. Khaynin Mosley-Smith  2. Tyrique Jarrett

I do not know what got into Mosley-Smith, but he has been very good the past two weeks and is playing the best football of his career. I think he may finally be coming into his own, and that would be really big for this team going down the stretch.

FREEZE - 1. Nicholas Grigsby

Grigsby came up with a huge sack on third down on Virginia Tech's last drive, and helped lead Pitt to a win. He's been a big part this team this season.

SAM OLB - 1. Anthony Gonzalez  2. Bam Bradley

Both players at this spot played well on Thursday night, and they have all season long.  Linebacker has been the most reliable unit for the team this season, and these two have been a big part of that.

MLB - 1. Matt Galambos  2. Mike Caprara

Matt Galambos continues to be a steady presence at middle linebacker as he racked up seven tackles last week. He needs to be on full alert this week going against the vaunted Georgia Tech triple option.

WILL LB - 1. Todd Thomas  2. Quintin Wirginis

Todd Thomas had a quiet game against the Hokies, but with this rushing attack from georgia Tech coming to town, I fully expect him to make a slew of tackles.

CB - 1. Reggie Mitchell  Lafayette Pitts  2. Avonte Maddox Ryan Lewis

Reggie Mitchell was awarded ACC Defensive Back of the week for his solid performance. He forced two fumbles and made ten tackles. The corners did have some breakdowns, but played better than they have in recent games.  Pitt needs to focus on the run this week, but the corners have to be aware of everything Paul Johnson's offense that can throw at them.

FS - 1. Ray Vinopal  2.Pat Amara

Ray Vinopal has been playing great football this season, and made some key plays.  Amara actually has been seeing some time all over the place and came up with his first career start, and played well again. He is going to be a good one when it's all said and done.

SS - 1. Terrish Webb 2. Jevonte Pitts

Terrish Webb has been steady all year, and had another solid performance again last week.

K - Chris Blewitt       P - Ryan Winslow       LS - David Murphy

Chirs Blewitt missed his first field goal of the year, although it was tipped at the line of scrimmage.  Ryan Winslow earned ACC specialist of the week for doing a good job of keeping Pitt ahead in the field position battle.

PR - Boyd, Weatherspoon.   KR - Boyd, Maddox, Jones

Maddox did a nice job at kick returning last week. Boyd did not get much of an opportunity on a punt. He made a smart play by picking up a rolling punt and saving Pitt some field position one time, though.

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