Update: Nate Yarnell is the starting quarterback for Pitt against Western Michigan tonight. Slovis was warming up with the second string.
Nate Yarnell starts at quarterback for Pitt. Kedon Slovis was previously listed as a game time decision.— Travis Leonardi (@tjleonardi14) September 17, 2022
Update: Panthers third-string quarterback Nate Yarnell is repping with the first team and may get the start over Slovis. We’ll see.
Nate Yarnell is taking the reps with the first team. Kedon Slovis is taking snaps with the backups.— Noah Hiles (@_NoahHiles) September 17, 2022
Update: Slovis is in the field for warmups for the Panthers.
That is Kedon Slovis warming up with the wide receivers. pic.twitter.com/adTQNKhChP— Karl Ludwig (@LudwigKarl8) September 17, 2022
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.
Source: Kedon Slovis remains a gametime decision for Pitt tonight at W. Michigan. One development is that back-up Nick Patti didn’t make the trip after a leg injury against Tennessee. It’s unclear whether Pitt’s next QB up is RSF Nate Yarnell or grad transfer Derek Kyler.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) September 17, 2022
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.