Pat Narduzzi’s Pittsburgh Panthers (5-4; 4-1) are now in sole possession of first place in the ACC Coastal Division after a 23-13 upset road victory over No. 25 Virginia (6-3; 4-2) on Friday in Charlottesville.
That 10-point win for Pittsburgh happened despite just 61 passing yards and no touchdowns from quarterback Kenny Pickett. And Pickett didn’t need to do anything, thanks to the efforts of running back Darrin Hall.
Hall had 19 carries for 229 yards and three touchdowns. That’s good for 12.1 yards per carry. Prettyyy, prettyyyyyy, pretty good.
The senior’s first carry of the game resulted in a 41-yard touchdown for the game’s first score:
And that pretty much summarized how things would go for the Virginia run defense. Hall added a two-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, and put the Panthers up a touchdown with this 75-yard touchdown run in the fourth.
And Hall more or less put the game away with this beast mode first-down run in the final three minutes:
As for how the Virginia offense looked, check out this 3rd-and-1 play with 3:30 remaining: