Another ACC team announces it will decline bowl invitation
Pittsburgh defeated Georgia Tech 34-20 on Thursday in Atlanta to improve to 6-5 on the season.
As it turns out, it will be the last game the Panthers play in 2020. Pitt has decided to opt-out of a potential bowl appearance and will end its season, the program announced Friday.
“This season has been an especially taxing experience, physically and mentally, on and off the field,” Pitt athletic director Heather Lyke said in a statement. “Despite this unprecedented environment, our team finished strong concluding with last night’s win at Georgia Tech. We are thankful and proud of how they handled the past six months and want them to have a well-deserved restful holiday season with their families and loved ones.”
The Panthers are the 2nd ACC program to decline a possible invitation to a postseason bowl. On Thursday, Boston College made the decision to end its season after a discussion with players on its leadership council.
After a 3-0 start, Pitt lost its next four to N.C. State, Boston College, Miami and Notre Dame. It ended the season with wins in 3 of its remaining 4 games, losing only to Clemson.