Pitt eats it 3 years in a row.

How sweet it is!

Last night, the Mountaineers defeated the school up north 21-20 in the Backyard Brawl.

Words cannot describe the jubilation I was feeling after the game… most West Virginia fans stayed and sang “Country Roads” followed up by a playing of “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey.

At halftime, my buddy told me: “We’re not going to lose this game.”

Second half was unbelievable as the defense (the same defense that has been questioned & criticized all season) really stepped up their game and put the sacks to Tino Sunseri… 10 of them as a matter of fact. Julian Miller had FOUR sacks!

WVU wins 21-20, and has a short week to prepare for the South Florida Bulls in Tampa, FL. This game will be televised on Thursday, 1 DEC on ESPN. Craig James will be announcing. Ugh.

After the jump are the stats.

Geno Smith 22/31 244yds 1 TD
New single season leader in yards, attempts, comp

Stedman Bailey  3 catches 80 yards, 1 TD
New single season leader in reception yards

Tavon Austion  10 catches  102 yards

WVU had 10 sacks on the night

Corey Smith averaged 57 yards per punt

Darwin Cook had 1 INT

Qtr Time Scoring play
1st 09:05 PITT – BROWN,Zach 1 yd run (HARPER,Kevin kick), 13-71 4:35
02:14 PITT – BENNETT,Isaac 6 yd run (HARPER,Kevin kick), 5-52 1:43
2nd 07:31 WVU – BAILEY, Stedman 63 yd pass from SMITH, Geno (BITANCURT, Tyle kick), 2-62 1:00
02:53 PITT – HARPER,Kevin 30 yd field goal, 5-20 2:14
3rd 11:29 PITT – HARPER,Kevin 27 yd field goal, 4-7 1:17
08:59 WVU – ALSTON, Shawne 8 yd run (BITANCURT, Tyle kick), 7-60 2:30
4th 06:10 WVU – ALSTON, Shawne 1 yd run (BITANCURT, Tyle kick), 11-83 3:17
PITT WVU
FIRST DOWNS 17 16
RUSHES-YARDS (NET) 58-159 30-113
PASSING YDS (NET) 137 244
Passes Att-Comp-Int 23-12-1 31-22-0
TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS 81-296 61-357
Fumble Returns-Yards 0-0 0-0
Punt Returns-Yards 3-15 2-2
Kickoff Returns-Yards 4-118 3-7
Interception Returns-Yards 0-0 1-21
Punts (Number-Avg) 10-42.8 8-46.0
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 3-3
Penalties-Yards 9-60 4-20
Possession Time 36:27 23:33
Third-Down Conversions 4 of 20 2 of 12
Fourth-Down Conversions 2 of 2 1 of 2
Red-Zone Scores-Chances 4-4 2-2
Sacks By: Number-Yards 4-24 10-51

SACKS (UA-A): WEST VIRGINIA-MILLER, Julian 4-0; GOODE, Najee 2-0; IRVIN, Bruce 1-1; WRIGHT, Jorge 1-0; SNOW, Jewone 1-0; CLARKE, Will 0-1.

Topics: #hatepittweek, Backyard Brawl, Big 12, Big 12 Conference, Big 12 Football, Eat Shit Pitt, Pitt, Pittsburgh, WVU, WVU Football

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