BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Pittsburgh is making its third straight trip to the BBVA Compass Bowl, facing a resurgent Mississippi team.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Pitt’s feast-or-famine defense trended back in the direction of famine Saturday, giving away a 21-14 lead to No. 18 Louisville as morning gave way to afternoon at Heinz Field.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) The Orange (1-3, 0-0 Big East) will have to overcome a team that’s won the last seven games in the long series, and the Panthers (2-2, 0-1 Big East) have been purring of late.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Fifth-year senior Cam Saddler has been full of excitement this week in preparation for resuming Big East play at Syracuse on Friday. That’s because, although he missed last year’s meeting due to injury, he knows what to expect from the Orange.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Big East play finally resumes for the Panthers (0-1, 2-2) when they take on Syracuse (0-0, 1-3) at the Carrier Dome on Friday. Last year Pitt robbed the Orange’s chances of a bowl game, and Tino Sunseri expects just as much pressure and a loud atmosphere for this one.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Through two games Pitt’s defense looked lost. But now that group seems to have found its way, and the Panthers have gotten contributions from multiple sources en route to consecutive wins.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — When Pitt (0-1, 2-2) resumes Big East play Friday night, head coach Paul Chryst expects the Orange (0-0, 1-3) to practice their “air” craft inside the Carrier Dome.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Fifth-year quarterback Tino Sunseri has been called a lot of names. Home or away, he doesn’t care if “Big East Offensive Player Of The Week” isn’t one of them.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Paul Chryst, despite the tale of the tape from Cincinnati, believed redshirt senior quarterback Tino Sunseri gave his team the best chance to win. Both were vindicated in a 35-17 upset of former No. 13 Virginia Tech, the first victory for the new head coach.
Head Coach of the Virginia Tech Hokies Frank Beamer joined John Seibel and Joe Starkey of Seibel, Starkey and Miller on Sportsradio 93.7 The FAN to preview his teams upcoming matchup with the Pitt Panthers this weekend.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Rebuilding a major college football program is a process, not an event. Using rhetoric that seems to contrast that of his predecessor, Pitt head coach Paul Chryst said, following a 34-10 loss at Cincinnati last Thursday, players and coaches both need to take ownership of that process.
CINCINNATI (93-7 THE FAN) — Tailback Ray Graham said he feels himself getting stronger, but fellow senior Tino Sunseri believes Pitt’s offense, as a whole, isn’t as strong as it can be after a humbling 34-10 loss to Cincinnati in last Thursday’s Big East opener for both teams.
CINCINNATI (AP) — George Winn ran for a pair of touchdowns, including a 58-yarder on Cincinnati’s first play of the game, and the Bearcats took advantage of more Pittsburgh mistakes for a 34-10 victory Thursday night, opening a Big East season that will lead to huge changes.
CINCINNATI (AP) An enormous boat trophy was created in 2005, when Cincinnati entered the Big East and found another way to have a rivalry with Pittsburgh.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Center and co-captain Ryan Turnley would have liked to pave the way for more productivity in Saturday’s 31-17 loss to Youngstown State at Heinz Field, but he still likes the chemistry of Pitt’s offensive line after their first regular-season test.