Pitt is feeling pumped and, really, can you blame them?
The Panthers stunned previously undefeated No. 2 Miami 24-14 Friday at Heinz Field for just their fifth win of the season.
But this is just plain crossing the line.
Pitt cornerback Avonte Maddox, who made one of the biggest plays of the game with a late forced fumble, was seen afterward proudly sporting this atrocity around his neck.
— Kevin Gorman (@KGorman_Trib) November 24, 2017
To the victor goes the spoils, even if it’s bootleg swagger jacking.
Seriously, though, if you’re going to be a copycat at least do better than slapping a foam finger around a Party City necklace.
Pitt should have learned better after the Oregon turnover chain fiasco.
To be fair, the knockoff piece of Pitt jewelry wouldn’t have made its way out of the box if the Miami offense could’ve capitalized on two turnover chain fumble recoveries from its defense.
The Miami offense struggled mightily on third down throughout the game, converting just 4 of 15 attempts.
Miami quarterback Malik Rosier had a lackluster showing (15-for-34 passing, 187 yards, 2 touchdowns) and was briefly benched by coach Mark Richt in the fourth quarter for one series in favor of backup Evan Shirreffs.
Miami now turns its attention to a matchup against Clemson in the ACC Championship Game on Dec. 2 from Charlotte, N.C.