Although they were blown off the field by Florida State in Week 1, there were a few good signs coming out of that game for the Pitt Panthers. One of those was the emergence of true freshman wide receiver Tyler Boyd. In that game, Boyd had a huge 19-yard gain off a jet sweep in the first quarter against the vaunted FSU defense, as well as a leaping grab near the end of the game, hauling in an errant pass from Tom Savage and staying in bounds.
He certainly made it seem like head coach Paul Chryst made the right decision in getting him on the field as quickly as possible.
On Saturday afternoon, he proved that correct yet again.
This afternoon, the Panthers would try to bounce back from that FSU loss with a contest against New Mexico–and bounce back they did. This Pitt team showed that they have definitely made some strides from last season, especially on offense in their 49-27 victory.
Part of that victory consisted of Boyd doing this:
With Boyd only being a true freshman, I have a feeling that this won’t be the last time that we see something of this nature.