Friday Night Lights: Pitt vs. UConn

Submitted by LSAClassOf2000 on November 9th, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Big East action courtesy of ESPN2 tonight. A battle between a 4-5 Pitt team and a 3-6 UConn team for...well...anyway, this is the only football game on the ESPN family of networks tonight. 

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LSAClassOf2000

November 9th, 2012 at 8:06 PM ^

UConn ran the I-formation on 1st down and managed to get 6 yards. 

Pitt's defense seems to be selling out against the idea that UConn might actually be able to put together a coherent drive, so no real direction here yields another big gain in the air. Huskies driving and arriving in the red zone. 

LSAClassOf2000

November 9th, 2012 at 8:23 PM ^

"That powerful Husky offense....", he said, neglecting to mention the 16.6 points per game average, or the Connecticuit defense, which is best in the Big East at  290 yards yielded per game on average. Both are showing up here. 

EDIT: Pitt rushes three, gives up 27 yards. That's 9 yards per missed assignment. 

LSAClassOf2000

November 9th, 2012 at 9:21 PM ^

Run for a couple yards, run for a couple yards, sack. Sunseri shines on that drive.

...and the Huskies return the resulting punt for a TD thanks to some...hell...what kind of lane coverage was that now? Anyway, 17-0 UConn now. 

EDIT: UConn starts to roll out the odd option play, possibly telling the Pitt defense, "We're going to do all sorts of sh*t...try to stop it." On 4th and 4, they punt and pin Pitt deep in safety territory. 

DOUBLE EDIT: To be fair, Pitt did a quite a bit of bending before it finally broke. After a review, 24-0 UConn after the PAT. 

reshp1

November 9th, 2012 at 9:29 PM ^

How did this team take the #3 team in the land to double OT?

 

Oh yeah, that's right... ND sux. Eventually the luck and favorable calls gotta run out for them right? right?

justingoblue

November 10th, 2012 at 12:32 AM ^

is ripping the heart out of its students/alumni/fans. They've found that the most effective way of achieving this is winning/playing lights out football against top teams while losing to inferior squads.

If you look back to last week's ND/Pitt thread, I called a win against ND plus a loss to UConn. It's just what Pitt Football will do, pretty much every time.

End-Around

November 10th, 2012 at 1:55 AM ^

I was just happy we made it a game after being down by so much...Still can't believe we didn't go for the onside kick at the end of the game but whatever.  We won the second half, just not the first.

Don

November 10th, 2012 at 6:46 AM ^

David Brandon did not invent the Noid. The Noid was created in 1986 by local Ann Arbor ad agency Group 243, which at the time was essentially the agency of record for Domino's.

David Brandon joined Valassis Communications in 1979 and worked there until he stepped down as CEO in 1998.