Pitt takes an early 3-0 lead

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Pitt is hosting Virginia Tech for the 2020 home finale today. Here's the latest from the game.

Virginia Tech won the coin toss and opted to defer, giving Pitt the ball to start the game, and the Panthers got things going with a long, methodical drive built on quick passes and rhythm. The game plan was effective, as Pitt marched deep into Virginia Tech territory with only one play longer than 11 yards - a strategy that kept the Panthers out of third down situations.

The drive stalled, though, when Pitt got close to the goal line. First-and-goal at the Virginia Tech 10 turned into first-and-goal from the 15 after a false start penalty, but the Panthers got that back on an 11-yard draw run from Vincent Davis. The next two snaps couldn't get into the end zone, though, as Kenny Pickett threw incomplete twice and Alex Kessman had to finish the drive with a field goal.

PITT 3, VIRGINIA TECH 0 - 11:44, 1st quarter

Pitt's defense had success on its first drive of the game, giving up seven yards on two rushing plays but then stopping VT running back Khalil Herbert short of the lead stick on a third-down pass.

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