Pitt football honored as FWAA National Team of the Week

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During Week 11 of the college football season, the Pittsburgh Panthers stunned the No. 2 Clemson Tigers on a last-second field goal to earn a 43-42 win.

As a result of their performance last weekend, the Panthers have been honored by the Football Writers Association of America as the FWAA National Team of the Week.

The news was announced on Monday’s edition of “Playbook,” hosted by Chris Carlin and Gino Torretta on SiriusXM Radio’s “College Sports Nation.” This is the third time for Washington to earn National Team of the Week honors. The others came in 2009 and 2012.

Pitt handed Clemson its first home loss since 2013 and ended the Tigers’ 23-game regular-season win streak.

The weekly honor marks Pitt’s first time being selected as the FWAA National Team of the Week since the award’s inception in the 2002 season. It couldn’t have come at a better time after one of the biggest wins in recent program history and the biggest win of Pat Narduzzi’s tenure in Pittsburgh.

Nathan Peterman led the way for Pitt with a career-high 308 yards and five touchdowns. Running back James Connor added 132 yards and a touchdown on the ground.

Pitt returns to action on Saturday by welcoming the Duke Blue Devils to Heinz Field.

Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. ET on CBS.

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