3 Takeaways From Pitt's Shocking Upset Over Miami

The Miami Hurricanes headed to Pittsburgh the No. 2 team in the nation with everything to play for. Meanwhile, the 4-7 Panthers were guaranteed to miss out on a Bowl Game when this one kicked off. 


Somehow, Pitt came out with a renewed energy, specifically on defense, and pulled off the upset of the year. Here's what we learned.

3. Miami Does Not Belong in the Playoff

Things could change in a week, but it's clear at this point in time that Miami is not playing like a team that belongs in the College Football Playoff. They finally ran out of second half luck against a Pitt team that, based on rankings, doesn't belong on the same field as the Hurricanes. 

2. Pitt Has Found Their QB of the Future

Kenny Pickett entered his freshman season third on the depth chart. After the first two options behind center proved inept for Pitt in a disappointing season, they finally gave him a chance. Pickett has played admirably, and should be the obvious starter heading into next season.

1. CFP Shakeup Continues

Despite how they played, Miami is far from out of the CFP race, considering they play fellow contender Clemson next week. This is sure to send shockwaves across the college football landscape, however. With Saturday's massive rivalry matchups yet to come, this could be the first of many upsets this weekend.

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