Pitt senior Tom Savage was named the Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Week for his performance in Week 4.
The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Springfield, Pa. native was 23 of 33 for a career-high 424 yards and threw a conference-record tying six touchdown passes in Pitt’s 58-55 win against host Duke last Saturday.
“I thought he played well,” Pitt coach Paul Chryst said after the game Saturday. “He made some good decisions and played with poise. I like the way he played.”
Savage has thrown for 861 yards, nine touchdowns and four interceptions through three games in 2013. According to the Pitt Sports Information Department, his Week 4 performance was the most a Panthers quarterback has thrown for since 1994 and ranks fourth in school history.
The Award named the following players as honorable mentions for Week 4: Clemson’s Tajh Boyd, Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater, Fresno State’s Derek Carr, Ohio State’s Kenny Guiton, Stanford’s Kevin Hogan, UCLA’s Brett Hundley, Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel, Georgia’s Aaron Murray, Rutgers’ Gary Nova, Baylor’s Bryce Petty, Wyoming’s Brett Smith, and Utah’s Travis Wilson.
Pitt (2-1) hosts Virginia (2-1) at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Virginia is fresh off a 49-0 win against visiting VMI in Week 3.
Savage was also named the Walter Camp National Player of the Week on Sunday. Former running back Ray Graham was the last Pitt player to win the honor (2011).