Quarterback: Kenny Pickett
The starting signal caller for the Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday will be sophomore Kenny Pickett. Pickett last season burst on the scene at the end of the year and lead the Panthers to an upset win over the the then second ranked Miami Hurricanes. That being said, Pickett through his firs four career starts has not proven to be a quarterback that opposing defenses and fans should really be scared to face.
Through those first four career starts, Pickett has no been a quarterback that has lit up the box score. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound quarterback has just one game so far that he has passed for over 200-yards, that being his first career start against Virginia Tech. Since then Pickett has thrown for 193, 154, and 55-yards in his next three starts. The 55-yard performance came this past week against Penn State, a game that the Panthers lost 51-6.
While he doesn’t put up a ton of yards through the air, he is rather accurate completing 60% or more of his passes in three of his four starts. This past week against Penn State, he completed just 50% (9-for-18).
Pickett isn’t a great mobile quarterback either, rushing for an average of just 3.5 yards per carry through his first 46 career carries.