It’s a good thing the Pittsburgh Panthers have a bye this week.
If they had to play this week, they’d probably without senior quarterback Tom Savage. Savage was knocked out of Saturday’s 14-3 victory over the Virginia Cavaliers when Cavaliers defensive back Daquan Romero delivered a helmet-to-helmet shot on Savage.
According to the Associated Press, wide receiver Tyler Boyd described Savage as “drowsy” on the sideline, and wide receiver Devin Street called Savage “dazed.”
A Pittsburgh official later called his concussion like symptoms “mild.”
Savage had his worst game of the season Saturday, completing just 13 of 31 passes for 192 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. On the season, he’s 64-of-109 for 1,052 yards with 10 touchdowns and six interceptions.
Savage originally signed with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in 2009, but transferred to the Arizona Wildcats in 2011. Thinking he couldn’t fit in Rich Rodriguez’s offense, Savage decided to return to his home state of Pennsylvania (he’s from Springfield, Pennsylvania) and sat out 2012. This season, he’s lead the Panthers to a 3-1 record, including a 2-1 record in the ACC.
The Panthers’ next matchup, a road game at the Virginia Tech Hokies on October 12, could help them get a leg up in the Coastal division.