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Backyard Brawl Postgame Show: Controversy Adds Fuel to the Rivalry

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PITTSBURGH – It had rowdy fans. It had big plays. It had big mistakes. It had controversy. The 105th edition of the Backyard Brawl had everything.

Mike Asti chatted with fans after Pitt’s 38-31 win. He discussed the controversy of the no catch at the end, evaluated both Kedon Slovis and JT Daniels, talked who won the battle of the trenches and where both of these teams go from here.

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Steve
Steve
1 month ago

Controversy? Replay made the right call .

Pittband
Pittband
1 month ago
Reply to  Steve

You don’t understand, in the JoePa era that’s a catch and a touchdown. Mentality was “if you want to do more PS games you’ll take care of us”. The WV coach expected the same treatment. Replay was fair ALL night. An ACC crew would have reversed several calls. Only questionable call was Gavin’s 9-yard catch in the 4th quarter.

Last edited 1 month ago by Pittband
david ryan
david ryan
1 month ago
Reply to  Pittband

It wasn’t close to being a catch it was obviously sliding along the grass.

Jason
Jason
1 month ago
Reply to  Pittband

WVU fan and best officiated game I’ve seen in years.

Jim
Jim
1 month ago
Reply to  Jason

Wv got a lot of timely calls last night… and there luck ran out … but they played well

Watt
Watt
1 month ago
Reply to  Jim

I’m just a dumb hillbilly but know when to use their vs there.
Anyway, while that hit on Wheaton near the end wasn’t targeting it was a hit on a defenseless receiver, imo, and probably should have been called.

Wvufan23
Wvufan23
1 month ago
Reply to  Pittband

That was an ACC crew last night and the crew was spot on. The only thing I scratched my head on was that 4th and 1 in the 4th quarter you’ve got the momentum go for it you had a big guy in the backfield who probably could’ve gotten the 1st down.

Pittband
Pittband
1 month ago
Reply to  Wvufan23

Wrong, away team supplies the refs and the Big 12 insignia on their shirts confirmed. Was purposely looking.

Mudala
Mudala
1 month ago
Reply to  Wvufan23

Why not hold this every year. I remember when there would be rows of West Virginia buses parked on Avalon St, which was very close to Pitt Stadium, that had brought the hordes of Mountaineer fans in… Please restore this game. Pitt and WVU need this game every year.

Mudala
Mudala
1 month ago
Reply to  Pittband

Is this true about Joe Pa? I know he was a self-righteous son of b who ended the Pitt-Penn State game to spite Pitt because it would not agree to a lopsided revenue sharing arrangement where Penn State took the lions share of the money even when the game was held at Pitt Stadium

Carl Wonders
Carl Wonders
1 month ago

Too many times the officiating is brought up as though there were bad calls in this game. Every targeting review went the right way. There’s no way that was a catch at the end of the game. For the first time in what feels like forever there were no head-scratching call reversals for either side. Heck, even the fair catch thing ended up being the right call (though I didn’t know that was reviewable).

Instead of calling it a “controversy” just call it what it is: WVU fans whining.

Les
Les
1 month ago

I think the media owes this officiating crew an apology. Just to get a few clicks they are using the word controversy. That game was well officiated under some pretty intense situations.

Pittband
Pittband
1 month ago

I know the media wants this fiasco to continue, easy sell of content. BUT Pitt has bigger fish to fry than those catfish from Morgantown. We lost Alexander and Hammond in that game. Stiff price to pay to satisfy the media.

Mudala
Mudala
1 month ago
Reply to  Pittband

How long are they out?

Sousesider
Sousesider
1 month ago
Reply to  Pittband

So over 70000 fans and you still don’t get it. Hell we ran out of beer. If a bear craps in the woods does anyone hear it….please

Joe
Joe
1 month ago

No controversy. WVU had stopped PITT twice deep in PITT territory early in the game. Although WVU had run successfully throughout the game, missing on 4th down would’ve been giving PITT’S offense a good headstart. Brown was making PITT earn as much as possible rather than make a mistake to help PITT out. His defense didn’t hold PITT. As this rivalry goes this brawl of a game should be appreciated.

Dukes

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