DURHAM, N.C. -- In a game where Pittsburgh had 610 yards after three quarters and led by 20 or more points twice (not to mention a 17-point lead with 8:30 to go), one might think that the Panthers won easily.
One would be incorrect.
Duke just couldnt do quite enough, and ultimately the Blue Devils fell 58-55 with the most points in a loss in school history after a furious rally in the final 5:30 fell just short.
1. Not a banner day for defense
The teams combined for 16 touchdowns (14 offensive), 1,130 yards and 113 points, just six points away from being the highest-scoring game (combined) in ACC history. (Georgia Tech at UNC still holds that dubious honor at 118.)
Even though Pitt didn't score an offensive touchdown in the final 18:18 of the game, it still finished with seven. As did Duke. In the other two ACC games this week (Clemson at N.C. State and UNC at Georgia Tech), there were 12 offensive touchdowns total. Combined. Two games, four teams. Twelve.
And many of the touchdown...