Morning Wood: December 1, 2007 – Pitt Crushes #2 WVU’s National Championship Dreams in Backyard Brawl

2007 Pitt Backyard Brawl Final ScoreOn December 1, 2007 the lowly 4-7 Pitt Panthers went into Morgantown, West Virginia for the 100th edition of the Backyard Brawl with dastardly intentions. Facing the #2 team in the nation who was one win away from the opportunity to play for a National Championship, nobody was picking Dave Wannstedt’s squad to come away victorious. Then this happened:

Pitt’s defense was unfazed by the Mountaineers vaunted spread offense, shutting them down and creating several key turnovers over the course of the game. A couple of early missed field goals helped Pitt build the kind of momentum required to upset a National Championship-caliber team and the Panthers went right into enemy territory and put their stamp on the season. Here is a nice little bonus for you Rich Rodriguez haters out there:

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