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Pittsburgh at Duke

Savage throws 6 TDs, Pitt beats Duke 58-55

By JOEDY McCREARY
AP Sports Writer
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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Tom Savage tied an Atlantic Coast Conference record with six touchdown passes and Pittsburgh held on for a wild 58-55 win over Duke on Saturday.

Savage threw for a career-high 424 yards on 23-of-33 passing with three scoring passes to freshman Tyler Boyd.

The Panthers (2-1, 1-1) never trailed and claimed their first ACC victory despite receiving plenty of scares down the stretch from a persistent Duke team.

Brandon Connette had four touchdown passes and four interceptions, and he rushed for 101 yards and two touchdowns for Duke (2-2, 0-2).

Connette's 4-yard touchdown run with 3:17 left pulled the Blue Devils within three. Pitt recovered the onside kick, and Savage's 15-yard pass to Kevin Weatherspoon on third-and-7 helped the Panthers run out the clock.

The teams combined for 1,130 total yards.

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Scoring Summary
PITTJames Conner 3 yd run (missed kick)
PITTTyler Boyd 27 yd pass from Tom Savage (Chris Blewitt kick)
DUKEMax McCaffrey 16 yd pass from Brandon Connette (Ross Martin kick)
PITTDevin Street 67 yd pass from Tom Savage (Chris Blewitt kick)
PITTTyler Boyd 69 yd pass from Tom Savage (Chris Blewitt kick)
DUKEJamison Crowder 62 yd pass from Brandon Connette (Ross Martin kick)
PITTChris Blewitt 24 yd FG
DUKEJamison Crowder 7 yd run (Ross Martin kick)
DUKEJamison Crowder 82 yd punt return (Ross Martin kick)
PITTTyler Boyd 14 yd pass from Tom Savage (Chris Blewitt kick)
PITTDevin Street 21 yd pass from Tom Savage (Chris Blewitt kick)
PITTScott Orndoff 17 yd pass from Tom Savage (Chris Blewitt kick)
DUKEBrandon Braxton 75 yd pass from Brandon Connette (Ross Martin kick)
DUKEBrandon Connette 1 yd run (failed 2pt rush)
PITTAnthony Gonzalez 37 yd interception return (Chris Blewitt kick)
DUKEBraxton Deaver 6 yd pass from Brandon Connette (Ross Martin kick)
DUKEBrandon Connette 4 yd run (Ross Martin kick)
 
Team Stats
 PITTDUKE
First Downs2723
Third Down Efficiency7-175-11
Fourth Down Efficiency1-20-1
Plays-Net Yards79-59869-532
Rushes-Yds46-17436-213
Passing Yds424319
Kick Return Yds125102
Punt Return Yds5109
Passes23-33-022-33-4
Punts5-2113-146
Fumbles-Lost0-00-0
Penalties-Yds8-713-23
Time of Poss.36:2223:38
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
PITT: James Conner 26-173, Isaac Bennett 12-38, Devin Street 1-1, Rachid Ibrahim 1-0, Tom Savage 2--14, Team 4--24
DUKE: Brandon Connette 15-101, Josh Snead 14-59, Jamison Crowder 2-29, Jela Duncan 5-24
PASSING
PITT: Tom Savage 23-33-424-0
DUKE: Brandon Connette 21-32-323-4, Will Monday 1-1--4-0
RECEIVING
PITT: Tyler Boyd 8-154, Devin Street 6-166, Kevin Weatherspoon 4-58, Scott Orndoff 1-17, Manasseh Garner 1-13, J.P. Holtz 1-10, Isaac Bennett 1-5, Rachid Ibrahim 1-1
DUKE: Jamison Crowder 7-141, Brandon Braxton 5-97, Max McCaffrey 3-34, Braxton Deaver 2-21, Jela Duncan 2-17, Johnell Barnes 1-8, Josh Snead 1-5, Nick Sink 1--4
 
Standings
TeamStandingsConferenceOverall
Pittsburgh4th Atlantic Coast Coastal3-45-6
Duke2nd Atlantic Coast Coastal4-38-3

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