College Football

Pitt hands No. 2 Miami first loss

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(TSX / STATS) -- PITTSBURGH -- The fun, frenetic start to the 2017 for the Miami Hurricanes involved strong defensive play sparked by their popular turnover chain and propensity for takeaways.

But despite starting the season unbeaten in 10 games, the No. 2 Hurricanes had a habit all year of falling behind in games they were favored to win.

It finally caught up to them on Friday as the Pittsburgh Panthers, led by true freshman quarterback Kenny Pickett, who ran for two touchdowns and threw for another score, got out to quick start and held on for a 24-14 upset victory at Heinz Field.

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AP Rank
Rank School Rec
1 Alabama (11-0)
2 Miami (FL) (10-0)
3 Oklahoma (10-1)
4 Clemson (10-1)
5 Wisconsin (11-0)
6 Auburn (9-2)
7 Georgia (10-1)
8 Ohio State (9-2)
9 Notre Dame (9-2)
10 TCU (9-2)
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Coaches Rank
Rank School Rec
1 Alabama (11-0)
2 Miami (FL) (10-0)
3 Clemson (10-1)
4 Wisconsin (11-0)
5 Oklahoma (10-1)
6 Auburn (9-2)
7 Georgia (10-1)
8 Ohio State (9-2)
9 Notre Dame (9-2)
10 USC (10-2)
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