Pitt trails 14-0 early in the second quarter, though they're knocking on the door right now.
Utah State takes on BYU at 10:30 Eastern.
So is Syracuse like, actually a good team this year?
says Northwestern and Minniesota.
They play in the Big East so no. The Big East sucks except when facing Virginia Tech.
Ray Graham is yet another beast of a RB out of Pitt these past few years.
Pitt trails 14-7, 10:41 remains in the second quarter.
Definitely got bailed out there, but I'll take it.
I am sitting on a train and impatient to get home so I can watch college football. Oh. It's Pitt-Syracuse. Nevermind.
Since there isn't much traffic on MGo at the moment, is anyone drinking yet? I'll probably start after this game is over.
I can't watch a Pitt football game without massive quantities. I'm not even a Pitt fan, but watching anybody do anything as incompetently as Pitt plays football just depresses the hell out of me.
Bump...set....completion. 1st down Syracuse.
Did that hit the roof?
It may have been momentarily lost in the lights, although this brings up something I have wondered regarding the Carrier Dome. If the punt should get lodged in the dome superstructure, do the rules allow for a vertical line to be drawn from the spot in the frame to the field to determine the spot on the field?
I remember once that Dave Kingman managed to hit a pop-up into one of the holes in the roof the Metrodome, and they called it a ground-rule double. So, I think if a punt gets lodged in the Carrierdome susperstructure, it should also be a ground-rule double.
Punts which are signalled "fair catch" but misjudged by the KR, falling undisturbed to the ground, should be subject to the infield fly rule, I would think...
How does Pitt get this endless supply of stud RB's?
First, Dave Wannstedt could definitely recruit, and then getting lucky as well.
LeSean McCoy was a high school stud, five star type who was originally going to Miami before some strange stuff happened, Wannstedt got him coming out of prep school. Dion Lewis was an absolute diamond in the rough type situation, where he was actually sending out film to Big East schools; Pitt offered after about five minutes of film. Ray Graham was just flat out winning a recrutiting battle. Looking at his Rivals offer list, Pitt was probably the best choice (I'd consider MSU his second best offer).
I imagine Paul Cryst just had to mention Montee Ball to get Shell to committ.
It is a bit of a pity that Pitt could not capitalize on Syracuse's famous "Cover What?" formation that allowed Mike Shanahan to be mere steps from being able to take it home.
Might not have been a touchdown but a big completion on 3rd is always nice.
Ray Graham may have had the first down if that run had been forward as opposed to lateral. Nice try to get outside though. Certainly didn't give up.
Cullen Christian sighting.
Now I've gone out to eat and am posting from a Peruvian restaurant. The angry women on the telenovella being broadcast above the cash register could defeat Pitt in football.
That was a scary moment. Glad Thomas was able to get off the field under his own power. Was thinking the worst, hoping for the best.
Jerome Smith goes all Sam McGuffie and hurdles for the first down. Nice indeed.
Not too much later, Nassib slides for another first down. This drive may have some legs, folks.
How times have changed.
" I know...it was so cute when Hawaii tried to stop the running game, right?"
BYU's freshman QB is looking good; 5/5 so far, because they're giving him really easy passes to throw. Denard is a much better passer than this kid, but I sure wish Borges would do a bit more of that stuff.
Excellent, another late-night Utah showdown. I got Labatt Blue.
I'd say I'm doing just fine. The Departed, booze (some highly alcoholic coffee tonight) and one of my closest friends got a big promotion tonight. Also, softball tomorrow, not to mention Denard and Fitz saying, "Hi Purdue, remember us?"
"I just can't quit you, Fitz."
The BYU D-line just gave the "suck it" crotch chops mid-jump on National TV.
don't do crotch chops. You must be mistaken!
6-3 is the final from Utah.