Loss to UNC leaves Pitt with no wiggle room for bowl bid

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pat Narduzzi found himself at a loss for words. The Pittsburgh coach spent more than three hours watching his team repeatedly respond against North Carolina only to let the Tar Heels slither off the hook yet again, taking Pitt’s best chance at reaching a bowl game along with it.

”I give them credit, but it’s not what they did, it’s what we did,” Narduzzi said after a 34-31 loss on Thursday night dropped the Panthers to 4-6. Or, to be more precise, what Pitt didn’t do.Article continues below ... The Panthers had the ball and the lead with 10 minutes to go and went three-and-out. Pitt got it again with 6:18 to play down by three, reached midfield and then immediately went backward. The Panthers punted but had all three of their timeouts when the Tar Heels took over wi...