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September 22, 2007
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Smith injury leaves Pitt with Bostick at QB

Pat Bostick replaced an injured Kevan Smith at quarterback in the second half, leaving Pitt with only one healthy scholarship quarterback in its Big East Conference opener against Connecticut at Heinz Field. A hyper-extended right elbow forced Smith to the …

September 22, 2007
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Halftime: UConn 27, Pitt 7

Connecticut picked apart Pitt’s defense for 218 yards as it rolled to a 27-7 halftime lead Saturday night in the Big East Conference opener at Heinz Field. The Huskies turned two Pitt turnovers into 10 points, starting with linebacker Danny …

September 22, 2007
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First Quarter: UConn 10, Pitt 0

Connecticut took advantage of a Pitt interception, then put together a scoring drive reminiscent of last season to take a 10-0 lead at the end of the first quarter in the Big East Conference opener at Heinz Field. Pitt redshirt …

September 20, 2007
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In the face of adversity

College football coaches are keen on saying that adversity reveals a team’s true character. If so, Pitt’s first loss of the 2007 season certainly exposed its weaknesses but also showed that the Panthers have some resolve. The 17-13 loss at …

September 19, 2007
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A Quarterback Quandary

Call it the quarterback controversy that wasn’t. Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt downplayed the idea that there is much competition going on at quarterback, where redshirt freshman Kevan Smith was supposed to be challenged by true freshman Pat Bostick this week. …

September 18, 2007
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D-line dominance a depth issue

The lost story against Michigan State was that, for the first time under Dave Wannstedt and the first time in a long time, Pitt’s defensive line was dominant. The Panthers held the backfield duo of Jehuu Caulcrick and Javon Ringer …

September 18, 2007
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Brytus on Ray Guy watch list

Pitt junior Dave Brytus, a West Allegheny graduate, is one of 41 players named to the watch list for the Ray Guy Award, presented annually to the top collegiate punter. The Ray Guy Award is based on total yardage punted, …

September 17, 2007
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QB or not QB?

Not to contribute to a contrived quarterback controversy, but Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt spent much of his news conference downplaying the significance of the Wildcat formation in the Panthers’ offense. “I don’t want to open up a can of worms …

September 16, 2007
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Pitt-Michigan State Post-Game

Just when you thought Pitt’s offense couldn’t get much worse, the Panthers went from vanilla to Neapolitan by dumping the conventional West Coast offense in favor of the Wildcat formation against Michigan State. Pitt has long been awaiting an opportunity …

September 15, 2007
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Michigan State beats Pitt, 17-13

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Pitt found success when it abandoned the quarterback position in the second half in favor of direct snaps to the tailback, but the Panthers couldn’t protect the ball when they needed to most. Pitt was plagued …

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