The Pitt running game never really got any traction. McCoy scored out of the wildcat and had a couple of 10yd runs on toss plays but only ran for a total of 39 yards. The being said, he was still a major factor in the win as he drew the attention of 8 Louisville players on nearly every down. This really opened up the field for Stull who hit 9 different receivers and threw for 210 yds. and a touchdown. He did a great job of spreading the ball around.
Special teams were a huge factor in the win. Taglianetti made another tremendous play as he recovered a fumble on a punt, he also made a couple of tackles on kickoff. Connor Lee was 2-2 for field goals also.
The defense is really what turned this from a game to a route in the 4th quarter. They had a huge stop on a 4th down., Ricky Gary picked up a lateral and took it in for an easy score, McKillop came up with an interception and returned it for a touchdown. I also believe the Panthers came up with 3 sacks and 3 turnovers on defense.
Great win and it was nice to see Pitt absolutely dominate the game late, especially after it looked like it might be in question after Louisville scored easily to cut the lead to 20-7.
Cincinnati is up next. Going to need to play a tremendous game again on the road. Hail to Pitt!
A look at the final stats:
|Team Stat Comparison|
|3rd Down Conversions||7-17||3-15|
|4th Down Conversions||0-2||2-2|