Savage throws 6 TDs, Pitt beats Duke 58-55

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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Tom Savage tied an Atlantic Coast Conference record with six touchdown passes and Pittsburgh held on for a wild 58-55 win over Duke on Saturday.

Savage threw for a career-high 424 yards on 23-of-33 passing with three scoring passes to freshman Tyler Boyd.

The Panthers (2-1, 1-1) never trailed and claimed their first ACC victory despite receiving plenty of scares down the stretch from a persistent Duke team.

Brandon Connette had four touchdown passes and four interceptions, and he rushed for 101 yards and two touchdowns for Duke (2-2, 0-2).

Connette's 4-yard touchdown run with 3:17 left pulled the Blue Devils within three. Pitt recovered the onside kick, and Savage's 15-yard pass to Kevin Weatherspoon on third-and-7 helped the Panthers run out the clock.

The teams combined for 1,130 total yards.

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