The Miami Hurricanes rolled into Heinz Field on Nov. 24, 2017, unbeaten and unblemished.

Ranked second in the country, they were 12-point favorites over Pitt, looking for a win in the regular-season finale to cement their bid for the College Football Playoff.

The only thing standing in their way: A fresh-faced, 19-year-old quarterback. The freshman began the season buried on the depth chart and running the scout team. Now he was making his first-ever college start on a massive stage.

His name was Kenny Pickett.

With Pitt’s losing season already cemented, Pickett introduced himself to a new fanbase and sent shockwaves through the college football universe, putting his skills on display.

Accuracy. Anticipation. Arm strength. Pickett showed it all, as he threw for 193 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions.

Mobility. Speed. Toughness. Yup, those attributes were all there, too, as he helicoptered into the end zone on a 6-yard run that evoked memories of John Elway in Super Bowl XXXII.

Then, with just over three minutes remaining, the Panthers led by 10 points and were driving. On fourth-and-5, Pickett produced a highlight that would live on in Pitt lore and, if you look at it right, reveal something else beneath the surface.