Both squads had a bye last week, in which each team looked to get their quarterbacks up to full playing health. While it looks like Jordan Travis has gotten back to, or at least near, he wants to be, Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi is wary about Kenny Pickett’s chances of playing in Tallahassee.
“It’s kind of a day-by-day. I don’t know,” Narduzzi said of Pickett’s status on Friday. “You can hope and pray. He’s working his tail off. He’s tough as we know. And we’ll see. I wish I could give you an answer, yes or no, but I don’t know.”
Pickett has been hurt since Oct. 10, when he suffered an ankle injury in what was ended up being a 31-30 overtime loss to Boston College.
The multiple unknowns heading into the week is reflected in the current Vegas line consensus, which Vegas Insider currently has as one point in Pitt’s favor— though the line did open with FSU as a one-point favorite and has relatively been a toss-up between the two.
The over/under is at 52.5.
Pitt leads the all-time series vs. FSU 5-4, with the two teams only playing twice since 1983, the last being Jameis Winston’s debut as a Seminole.