The Canes woke up with a 39-yard touchdown pass from Rosier to Braxton Berrios and a recovery on the ensuing onside kick, but Pitt sealed the win by forcing and recovering a Rosier fumble. Miami doesn't have that luxury, but it would be hard to argue against a one-loss ACC champion that boasts wins over Clemson, Notre Dame and Virginia Tech.
The Miami Hurricanes had a Black Friday nightmare all their own at the confluence of rivers in Pittsburgh, likely ending their College Football Playoff dreams at the hands of the Pitt Panthers on Friday. They will have to as Pat Narduzzi's 4-7 Panthers have nothing left to play for except pride after coming up one yard short of victory last Saturday - Kenny Pickett hooked up with Jester Weah on a 74-yard pass to the Virginia Tech 1 but Pitt couldn't punch it in on four attempts. The Tigers now have a three-year ACC Championship streak.
Miami starter Malik Rosier was mostly ineffective despite a line of 15 of 34 for 187 yards and two touchdowns.
Richt will have one week to get his team to regroup heading into the ACC Championship Game against Clemson on December 2 in their first meeting since 2015.
Pitt's offense got going thanks to a spark from Pickett, who made his first career start and provided offense both on the ground and through the air.
Miami still has much to play for, but the performance over the past two games has not inspired what the team was hoping for to finish out its impressive run.
The conference's playoff outlook remains strong - two one-loss, top-10 teams are set to square off in seven days, after all - but Pitt's upset throws a minor wrench into the equation.
Miami entered the matchup with a 15-game winning streak that dated back to last season.
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But the magic finally ran out, and Miami has one week to regroup and show that Friday was an aberration rather than confirmation that this isn't a playoff-worthy team.