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Thanks to yet another strong performance on Saturday, the 5-1 Pitt Panthers sit at #17 in the initial BCS rankings. The Panthers are also #17 in the AP poll, up from #23 a week ago. And the hot seat gets a little cooler under Dave Wannstedt.

Someone must've spiked the Panthers' Wannstedt-flavored Kool-Aid with offensive consistency, because they were scoring often in Saturday's 42-21 romp against the Naval Academy. Pitt scored five touchdowns in the first half alone and would have probably scored six if not for a Bill Stull interception deep in Navy territory that was returned 91 yards to set up a Navy touchdown.
Shady McCoy led the way with 156 yards and three touchdowns on just 18 carries for an average of almost nine yards per carry. He's run for 447 yards and five touchdowns in his last three games. Stull threw for 255 yards, including three passes of 24 yards or more. All in all, the Panthers had five plays on 24+ yards on the afternoon. This came in front of a record Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium crowd of 37,790.
The Pitt win avenged a disappointing 48-45 double-OT loss to Navy last season. Pitt resumes play next week against 2-5 Rutgers at Heinz Field. Rutgers is coming off of a 12-10 win against UConn on Saturday. Until then, we can all debate about the decision to burn Pat Bostick's redshirt in garbage time.


HotDog_Zanzabar said...

I guess Wanny's putting his eggs in the 2008 basket and not the 2011 one in regards to Pat B.

nuthinhere said...

Penn State is #3.