Pitt tailback LeSean McCoy leads all rushers with 14 carries for 54 yards, and needs 28 yards in the second half of the 100th Backyard Brawl to break the Big East’s freshman rushing record.
Terrell Willis of Rutgers set the conference mark with 1,261 yards on 195 carries in 1993. McCoy now has 1,234 yards on 252 carries.
West Virginia has a 90-57 edge in rushing yards and a 140-75 advantage in total yards. Pat White leads the Mountaineers with 33 yards on nine carries, Jarrett Brown has 21 yards on four carries, Noel Devine has 19 yards on six carries and Owen Schmitt 13 on two carries.
White and Brown have combined to complete 6 of 8 passes for 50 yards, while Pitt’s Pat Bostick is 3 of 9 for 18 yards with two interceptions.
Pitt middle linebacker Scott McKillop leads all players with six tackles, followed by West Virginia’s Marc Magro (five). WVU’s Mortty Ivy and Eric Wicks and Pitt’s Greg Romeus and Joe Clermond all have four stops.
Clermond also has a sack and a forced fumble, which Romeus recovered. WVU’s Antonio Lewis and Vaughn Rivers both have interceptions.