'He's a 21-point difference:' Pat Narduzzi says Pitt wins Peach Bowl with Kenny Pickett at QB
Cover your eyes, Michigan State fans.
Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi made quite the comment concerning Michigan State’s Peach Bowl victory at the end of last season.
“He (Kenny Pickett) is a 21-point difference, okay,” Narduzzi said on Bazzy’s Black & Gold Banter, via Locked on Pitt beat writer Nick Farabaugh. “Michigan State gets their butt kicked in. It’s at least a 14-point difference if Nick Patti plays the whole game. I can tell you that. That’s how I feel.”
It’s true Pitt did have quarterback problems against the Spartans, but can this be chalked down to ‘that’s just how football is’ this time around?
Pickett missed the Peach Bowl while preparing for the NFL Draft. The future 1st round draft pick was one of the top quarterbacks in the nation last season.
Pitt’s second string, Nick Patti, left the game early with an injury after leading the Panthers to an early touchdown drive. Michigan State went on to win the game, 31-21.