Pitt is not polished to resume the competition with West Virginia on the tether until 2022, but Panthers fans will have a chance to watch their own on the Mountaineers this month, as former manufacturer Pitt Ben DiNucci named for James Madison Tuesday afternoon by head coach Dukes, Curt Cignetti. James Madison is scheduled to face West Virginia in Morgantown on 31 August.
"Ben DiNucci is the fourth quarter leading," said Cignetti after James Madison's practice on Tuesday. "I have full confidence and confidence. He played a lot of football. He's very excited. He's done a good job in his decision-making."
DiNucci began centering in all 13 of Dukes games in 2018 and guided the team to 9-4. This included an early stretch of four games in the season in which James Madison made 204-17 boys. All said, DiNucci spent 2,275 yards and 16 terminals as well as running for 433 yards and nine inches. However, there were problems with salvation, as he spent 12 mediation in 2018. Five of these were in Colgate's 23-20 FCS playoff loss last December.
At Pitt, DiNucci relaunched as a fresh man in 2015 but continued to play in 12 games and starting it. Although he spent for 1,091 yards and five closures, he struggled with consistency and turnover, finishing only 56 per cent of his passports and spending five pickings in 2017. That said, his play style Many Pitt fans tried it, especially in its 2017 debut against Penn State, in which he ran the only one of the parents of the game.
DiNucci will lead the FCS team No. 2 in the nation in Morgantown to face a new West Virginia team who are now seeking the head coach Dana Holgorsen, who ran a Houston program, and quarterback Will Grier, who is now looking for Cameroon Camber Panthers Cam Newton support. in the NFL. Instead of Holgorsen and Grier, former coach Troy, Neal Brown and Oklahoma, who transfers Austin Kendall, and the result is one of the shortest sheets for a SMT-FCS matchup in Week 1, because only West Virginia has 6.5 points. .
Kickoff from Milan Puskar Stadium is set for 2 p.m. ET on August 31 – the same day Pitt is slated to face Virginia in his season openings at Heinz Field. The game James Madison-West Virginia can be seen on AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh. The game Pitt-Virginia will have air at 7:30 pm. ET on the ACC Network.