PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh's chance to repeat as ACC champions essentially evaporated during a mistake-prone October in which the Panthers regularly beat themselves.

Faced with the prospect of giving another one away on Saturday against Duke, Pitt offered head coach Pat Narduzzi a glimpse of its growth, as anxiety-inducing as it may be for him to endure.

Israel Abanikanda ran for 113 yards and his FBS-leading 19th touchdown before leaving with an injury, Brandon Hill returned a fumble 30 yards for a score and SirVocea Dennis shut down a potential game-tying two-point conv