Pitt Fans Call For Pat Narduzzi’s Job After Loss To Penn State, Botched Fourth Down Call

The 100th meeting between Penn State and Pitt ended in fitting fashion Saturday with a game that had a little bit of everything and made for plenty of angst on both sides.

Perhaps the most critical moment of the came when the Panthers failed to come away from a first-and-goal opportunity from the one-yard line with any points. After the Nittany Lion defense (shockingly) made three consecutive stops, Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi elected to attempt a field goal because he was playing “to win the football game.” Somehow, kicker Alex Kessman missed a 19-yarder.

Thanks to Penn State’s own mismanagement of the game, Pitt ended up getting one last chance at scoring, but once again, failed to score — even with a few extra ticks on the clock.

Pitt fans were understandably frustrated about the blown opportunity and quick to take to Twitter to call for Narduzzi’s firing, citing his decision to kick the field goal and spotty resume that doesn’t include a single bowl win.

You can read the litany of anti-Narduzzi tweets here, but here are a few of the highlights:

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Anthony Colucci

Anthony Colucci was once Onward State’s managing editor and preferred walk-on honors student who majored in psychology and public relations. Despite being from the make-believe land of Central Jersey, he was never a Rutgers fan. If you ever want to know how good Saquon Barkley's ball security is, ask Anthony what happened when he tried to force a fumble at the Mifflin Streak. If you want to hear the story or are bored and want to share prequel memes, follow @_anthonycolucci on Twitter or email him at [email protected]. All other requests and complaints should be directed to Onward State media contact emeritus Steve Connelly.

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