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Chryst: Plenty of responsibility to go around as pass protection woes continue

  • Pittsburgh quarterback Tom Savage (7) is sacked by Virginia Tech linebacker Jack Tyler (58) and Dadi Nicolas, right, during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Pittsburgh quarterback Tom Savage (7) is sacked by Virginia Tech linebacker Jack Tyler (58) and Dadi Nicolas, right, during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pittsburgh quarterback Tom Savage (7) is sacked by Virginia Tech defensive tackle Derrick Hopkins (98) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Pittsburgh quarterback Tom Savage (7) is sacked by Virginia Tech defensive tackle Derrick Hopkins (98) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)  (The Associated Press)

  • Virginia Tech linebacker Jack Tyler (58) pressures Pittsburgh quarterback Tom Savage (7) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. Virginia Tech won the game 19-9.   (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Virginia Tech linebacker Jack Tyler (58) pressures Pittsburgh quarterback Tom Savage (7) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. Virginia Tech won the game 19-9. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)  (The Associated Press)

Pittsburgh coach Paul Chryst says there's plenty of blame to go around for his team's pass protection woes.

The Panthers have allowed 15 sacks in their last two games, including eight in a loss to Virginia Tech last Saturday, though Hokies coach Frank Beamer says his team could have had at least eight more.

Chryst says it's not fair to single out the offensive line. He said he needs to do a better job of game-planning to take some of the pressure off the line. He added the wide receivers could chip in by winning more battles at the line of scrimmage and quarterback Tom Savage could get rid of the ball quicker.

Pitt (3-2) hosts Old Dominion (4-2) on Saturday.