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Mike’d Up: What are the Keys to the Backyard Brawl?



After so much anticipation, the Backyard brawl is finally here! Mike Asti and Mike Vukovcan team up to break down the Brawl from both the Pitt and WVU perspectives.

What does this rivalry mean for both programs and even college football overall? What should be expected from each team to open up the season? What are the keys to the game? All that and so much more.

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1 year ago

It’s obvious that neither of you watched the WVU preseason special on AT&T Sportsnet. WVU made good use of the transfer portal with a defensive secondary rebuilt from it. It acknowledged the running game will become better as the season goes on. Which means more passing early on. No attention was given as to why with WVU picked 8th in their conference and PITT talking conference championship why the spread is so small. If WVU beats PITT, they could start 4-0. 8 wins possible. Key to the game may turn out to be PITT’s defensive secondary. The time is past… Read more »

Justin Dietrich
Justin Dietrich
1 year ago
Reply to  Joe

Over 50% of WVU’s starters came via the xfer portal. Not how you want to build a program. Pitt’s secondary is a strength, but I’d worry more about our DL if I had a worthless degree from WVU, personally.

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