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Pitt quarterback Kedon Slovis: Status for game vs. Western Michigan

Panthers quarterback Kedon Slovis is dealing with an upper body injury. We go over his status ahead of Saturday’s game against Western Michigan.

Kedon Slovis of the Pittsburgh Panthers throws downfield during the first half against the Tennessee Volunteers at Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh, PA on September 10, 2022. Michael Longo/For USA Today Network / USA TODAY NETWORK

Update: Nate Yarnell is the starting quarterback for Pitt against Western Michigan tonight. Slovis was warming up with the second string.

Update: Panthers third-string quarterback Nate Yarnell is repping with the first team and may get the start over Slovis. We’ll see.

Update: Slovis is in the field for warmups for the Panthers.

Update: Slovis’ status is still up in the air for tonight’s matchup. Meanwhile, it appears that backup Nick Patti didn’t make the trip to Kalamazoo, MI.

The No. 23 Pittsburgh Panthers will be in action tonight when hitting the road against the Western Michigan Broncos at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU. Entering the contest, starting quarterback Kedon Slovis has been deemed a game-time decision for the road matchup against their MAC foe.

Slovis took a nasty hit and sustained an upper body injury right before the halftime of last week’s 34-31 overtime loss to Tennessee. On Monday, head coach Pat Narduzzi expressed his regret for not simply kneeling the clock out to end the half. Backup quarterback Nick Patti took over following Slovis injury but tweaked his ankle in the second half, leaving his status for Saturday’s contest is up in the air as well.

Slovis was one of the notable quarterbacks to find a new home after entering the transfer portal following the 2021 season. In his Pitt debut, the former USC signal caller helped lead the Panthers to an exciting 38-31 victory over long lost rival West Virginia in the Backyard Brawl two weeks ago.

Right now at DraftKings Sportsbook, Pitt is a 10.5-point favorite, with the total set at 48.