Pitt’s Browne Named ACC Offensive Back of the Week; Earns Additional Recognition


PITTSBURGH — Pitt quarterback Max Browne has been named the ACC Offensive Back of the Week for his performance in the Panthers’ 42-10 win over Rice this past weekend.

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Browne also was recognized as one of the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award’s “Great 8” performers from this past weekend. Additionally, the Manning Award, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl, named Browne one of its eight “Stars of the Week.”

Browne enjoyed the finest game of his collegiate career—and one of the most prolific passing outings in Pitt history—in leading the Panthers to victory. The graduate transfer quarterback hit 88% of his passes (28 of 32) for 410 yards and four touchdowns with zero interceptions.

Three of Browne’s four incompletions were dropped passes. In the first half, he was 14 of 16 for 247 yards with both incompletions coming on drops.

Browne’s passing yardage was the highest by a Pitt player since Tom Savage threw for 424 at Duke on Sept. 21, 2013. Additionally, Browne’s 28 completions were the most at Pitt since Savage also threw 28 at Syracuse on Nov. 23, 2013.

Browne (Sammamish, Wash./Skyline) is one of only nine players in Pitt football history to throw for more than 400 yards. Overall, Browne’s 410 passing yards rank eighth all-time in Pitt annals.

Browne and the Panthers will visit ACC foe Syracuse this Saturday. The game will kick off at 12:30 p.m., and be televised in Pittsburgh by AT&T SportsNet.

Watch’s Browne’s passing highlights vs. Rice. Video courtesy of the ACC Digital Network


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