Pitt’s Peterman Named Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week

PITTSBURGH — Pitt senior quarterback Nathan Peterman has been named the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week following his incredible performance in the Panthers’ 43-42 victory over previously unbeaten Clemson.

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In what will be remembered as one of the greatest games ever by a Pitt quarterback, Peterman threw for a career-high 308 yards and five touchdowns with zero interceptions on 22-of-37 passing. Entering the game, the Tigers had only surrendered five passing touchdowns the entire season.

Peterman threw for 242 yards and four TDs in the first half alone. His scoring strikes to James Conner (46 yards) and Scott Orndoff (55) were the longest against Clemson this season.

Following a fourth-down stop by the Pitt defense with 58 seconds left, Peterman led the Panthers into position for the game-winning field goal by competing two passes for 25 yards and running for another nine yards. Chris Blewitt completed the upset by nailing a 48-yard field goal with six seconds remaining.

With the victory, the Panthers halted the nation’s longest home winning streak at 21 games. It was also the Tigers’ first regular-season loss since 2014.

Clemson entered the contest ranked No. 2 by the coaches and No. 3 by Associated Press. With the victory, the Panthers defeated their highest ranked opponent since the iconic 13-9 win over West Virginia (No. 1 coaches/No. 2 AP) on Dec. 1, 2007.

Peterman and the Panthers (6-4, 3-3 ACC) host Duke (4-6, 1-5) at Heinz Field this Saturday at 3 p.m.

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