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Pitt fans left fuming over controversial safety ca

Plenty of Pitt fans had to leave Saturday's game at Heinz Field wondering, "What if Kenny Pickett had gotten one more drive?"Miami pulled off a 38-34 upset in the Coastal Division matchup, handing the Panthers their first lo s in ACC play. But the game didn't end without controversy.The Hurricanes took over at their own 2-yard line following a Pickett interception with 3:43 remaining in the game. On first-and-10, Miami running back Jaylan Knighton took a handoff deep in his own end zone and appeared to be stopped short of the Lamar Miller Jersey goal line.Multiple Pitt defenders believed they had recorded a safety, which would have cut the deficit to two points and given Pickett (519 pa sing yards, three touchdowns) a chance to lead the Panthers on a go-ahead scoring drive.WEEK 9 SCHEDULE: Unfortunately for the Panthers, the officials ruled that Knighton had reached the 1-yard line. The call on the field stood upon further review. Here's the play in question:Safety? Cam Mellor (@CamMellor) How isnt this a safety Dirty J Sports (@DirtyJSports) Later in the drive, Miami quarterback Tyler Van Dyke completed a pa s to Will Mallory for the final first down, though that play also added a bit of drama to the contest. Mallory fumbled the ball near the sideline, Pete Werner Jersey but it rolled out of bounds ahead of the first-down marker. The Hurricanes were then able to kill the rest of the clock to secure the victory.This Miami vs Pittsburgh ending is ridiculous Cam Mellor (@CamMellor) Game of inches. gifdsports (@gifdsports) MORE: After the game, Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi about the pivotal call. Panthers fans, on the other Dylan Mabin Jersey hand, had no problem voicing their opinions, and ripping them on social media.Looked like a safety, right? Pitt Football (@Pitt_FB) Like this tweet if you think it was a safety Oakland Zoo (@OaklandZoo) There is no way in this world that was not a safety Pitt gets homed more than any team in the ACC It should not have come down to that Costantino James (@CostantinoJame1) Im still pi sed about the safety, the RB even made a football move IN THE DAMN ENDZONE re-established his forward progre s. at the very least needs to give Pitt an apology and ban that officiating crew. But those damn cowards wont. Dustin (@pitt_fan51) I can live with losing because Pitt gave up 21 points in the first quarter and Pickett threw Jameis Winston Jersey 2 ints. I can't live with losing where the refs took complete control of a game and were the biggest players out there, ultimately undoing a clear safety. Jack Loeffler (@_hi_its_jack) It was a safety. Collin Dreher (@collin_dreher26) I am going to go to my grave angry about the safety. That was a safety. spooky scary obnoxiously pitt girl (@_ms_flood) Wow. Just wow. Pitt vs the refs, no chance thats not a safety. Unbelievable Josh Feldman (@JoshFeld17) COLLEGE FOOTBALL RANKINGS:While plenty of Pitt supporters will be focused on the call, they should also be concerned about another poor defensive performance under Narduzzi. The Panthers allowed the Hurricanes to build a 31-17 lead before halftime and got torched by Van Dyke, who finished with 428 pa sing yards Drew Brees Jersey and three touchdowns. Pickett's ridiculous day should have been enough against a Miami team that entered the game with an overall record of 3-4.No matter how you look at it, this was not a great day to be a Pitt fan.

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