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Pitt's Ollison And Morrissey Earn ACC Player Of The Week Honors

Both were key in Pitt's 52-22 dismantling of Virginia Tech

November 12, 2018 - 4:49 pm

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - After a historic 52-22 win against Virginia Tech over the weekend, Pitt senior running back Qadree Ollison and sophomore center Jimmy Morrissey have been named ACC Players of the Week at their respective positions.

Ollison rushed for 235 yard and have three touchdowns on 15 carries. His 97-yard touchdown run in the second half is the longest play from scrimmage in Pitt history.

Ollison also eclipsed 1,000 rushing yards on Saturday becoming only the sixth player in Pitt history to have multiple 1,000 rushing yard seasons.

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Morrissey was key in Ollison and Pitt being able to run the ball so effectively on Saturday. He was also responsible for key adjustment calls at the line of scrimmage. The Panthers had 654 yards in total offense, the most by a Pitt team in school history.

Morrissey has made 22 consecutive starts.

Last week, senior tailback Darrin Hall and senior offensive guard Mike Herndon earned Player of the Week honors in Pitt’s 23-13 win against Virginia.

The Panthers can clinch the ACC Coastal Division with a win against Wake Forest this Saturday, November 17. Kickoff is at noon on The Fan.