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After a valiant comeback effort fell short against North Carolina, the Pitt football team is not dwelling on what could have been, as the quest for a sixth win and bowl eligibility hangs on their final two games.

The first chance comes Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in Syracuse, N.Y., where the Panthers face a familiar foe in the Orange.

11/22/2013 - 10:31
Tyler Pecyna
Tom Savage passed for 313 yards and two touchdowns as Pitt clawed back from a 27-3 second half deficit to tie the game at 27, but a Ryan Switzer 61-yard punt return for a touchdown—his second of the game—lifted North Carolina to a 34-27 win over the Panthers at Heinz Field Saturday afternoon.

Sometimes it’s just not meant to be.

11/16/2013 - 16:42
Anthony Jaskulski
Fresh off a big victory over Notre Dame, the Pitt Panthers meet the North Carolina Tar Heels at Heinz Field on Saturday looking to clinch bowl-eligibility with their sixth win of the season.

Carolina, winners of three straight, has righted the ship after starting the season 1-5. Only one of those victories, however, has come against a team with a winning record (Boston College).

11/14/2013 - 10:28
Taylor Skaggs
Junior safety forced three turnovers in Pitt's victory over Notre Dame

PITTSBURGH—Pitt junior safety Ray Vinopal has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Back of the Week for his performance in the Panthers’ 28-21 win over nationally ran

11/11/2013 - 22:31
PSR Staff
Ray Vinopal intercepted two passes and forced a fumble, Tom Savage threw two touchdown passes to Devin Street, and Pitt upset Notre Dame 28-21 in front of a full house at Heinz Field Saturday night.

It’s an upset in the eyes of the nation. To Panther fans, however it’s about time.

11/10/2013 - 01:29
Anthony Jaskulski
Saturday night’s prime time matchup between Pitt and Notre Dame will be a showcase of two teams riding streaks.

For the Panthers, who have lost two straight games on the football field, this week’s showdown will be about both putting an end to the four-week stretch of victories by the Fighting Irish and righ

11/07/2013 - 21:03
Cody Benjamin
Despite a dominant effort from defensive tackle Aaron Donald, Pitt managed just 228 yards of offense and lost for the third time in four games, falling 21-10 to Georgia Tech in Atlanta on Saturday night.

A week after facing Navy’s spread option offense, the Panthers knew they had to improve their run defense and not allow big plays.

11/02/2013 - 22:38
Taylor Skaggs
Coming off a tough loss to Navy in Annapolis, the Panthers try to get back on the winning side with a date in Atlanta against Georgia Tech.

Pitt (4-3) has lost two of their last three games as their once high-flying offense has been grounded of late.

10/31/2013 - 10:12
Taylor Skaggs
The Navy Midshipmen (4-3) sank the Pittsburgh Panthers (4-3) with a last-second field goal, escaping with a 24-21 victory in Annapolis.

The Midshipmen came into the game having suffered two straight losses, but Pitt failed to extend their losing streak.

10/26/2013 - 17:30
Taylor Skaggs
Isaac Bennett rushed for 240 yards and three touchdowns as Pitt held off Old Dominion and quarterback Taylor Heinicke 35-24 Saturday night at Heinz Field Saturday night.

The Panthers (4-2) were forced to overcome an early 10-point deficit as Old Dominion quarterback Taylor Heinicke jump-started the Monarchs in the first quarter.

10/19/2013 - 22:27
PSR Staff
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