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Pitt Secures Historic 750th Win Against West Virginia



Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi and West Virginia head coach Neal Brown. ACC-Big 12.

The win over West Virginia in the Backyard Brawl wasn’t just a season-opening win against a bitter rival to kick off perhaps the most important season in recent history, it was also historic.

With the 38-31 win, Pitt became just the 19th FBS college football program to reach the 750-win platform. Pitt now holds an all-time record of 750-547-42 (.576).

With nine national championships, three conference championships (including last season’s first ACC championship) and 38 bowl game appearances, there’s a history that’s tough to match across college football — even with an all-time 14-22 bowl record.

Pitt has produced 54 consensus All-Americans (eighth-best in college football), one Heisman winner (19th-best), 291 NFL Draft picks (20th-best) — including 26 first round selections — and spent 309 weeks ranked in the AP Poll (27th-best).

Pitt has a winning record against all but four ACC teams.

Since 1905, Pitt has won double-digit games on the schedule eight times, the most recent being last season’s 11 win season. Pitt has also reached nine wins in a season eight times and eight wins in a season 25 times.

With a 1-0 start in 2022, there’s an expectation to once again cross the double-digit win platform.

Michigan, Ohio State, Alabama, Notre Dame, Texas, Oklahoma, Penn State, Nebraska, Tennessee, USC, Georgia, LSU, Auburn, Clemson, West Virginia, Texas A&M, Virginia and Washington are the only FBS schools with more wins all-time.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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1 year ago

Cignetti was brought here to install a balanced offence. He has installed a high school level running game. MY gosh, we could not run at all.

This guy is old and has no clue what is going on in the modern era of offense.
West Virginia has better running schemes than we do.
Florida State has good running schemes.

This old fashion hand off and zone block does not work against D-1 defensive fronts.

I love Narduzzi. I love Underwood. But the rest of this offensive coaching staff is terrible. (and everyone knows it)

T Vax
T Vax
1 year ago
Reply to  Sharon

I honestly don’t know but is our o-line as good as advertised? Or is it the Cig offense scheme? They haven’t seemed to pass protect or create consistent running opportunities since Ollison/Hall. I always thought Kenny would’ve shown to be a better QB sooner if the line was better as he both COULD run and needed to more often than he should’ve(in addition to the frequency of drops prior to last year). While I think Hammond and Izzy are very good, it does seem rare that the RB’s have holes at the line of scrimmage. We all know that Whipple… Read more »

1 year ago
Reply to  T Vax

Cignetti was uncapable of changing to gap, trap, counter quick pitch, RPO. He just zone blocks, which is not our skill set.

I agree that a change from Whipple was needed. But Cignetti is a serious downgrade. He has never lasted anywhere for more than 2 years. He is a retread.

1 year ago

whipple didn’t recruit which is one of the reasons he’s not at Pitt anymore. We will be fine it’s the first game WVU defensive line is a lot better that people think Sills will be a high pick in the draft he’s a monster. If you watched the first couple plays of the game the defense looked tired I don’t think they managed their emotions leading up to the game. This week will be better against the run it’s the pass I’m worried about.

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