Pitt and Numbers

Some statistical tidbits about the Pittsburgh Panthers.

  • 0 - number of times Pitt and Oregon State have met.

  • 2 - The rank of the Pitt defense in total defense and scoring defense in the Big East.

  • 3 - The number of consecutive seasons LB Gerald Hayes has had over 100-tackle seasons and the place the Panthers finished in the Big East conference.

  • 7 - The number of passing touchdowns the Pitt defense has allowed all year.

Pitt QB Rod Rutherford has run for over 400 net yards this season.
  • 11 - The number of touchdown passes freshman WR, Larry Fitzgerald, caught during the regular season. who led the team with 64 catches for 917 yards and 11 touchdowns.

  • 24 - The total number of points that the Panthers lost their four games by and their rank in the AP poll.

  • 26 - Game day!

  • 122 - The number of tackles LB Gerald Hayes has. This is his third year to have three consecutive 100-tackle seasons.

  • 126 - The average number of rushing yards the Panther "D" gives up per game.

  • 170 - The number of times Rod Rutherford ran the ball.

  • 216 - The average number of passing yards Pitt QB, Rod Rutherford, throws per game.

  • 293 - Number of points the Panthers have scored all season.

  • 412 - The number of net yards Panther QB ran for in 2002.

  • 830 - number of yards the Panthers leading back, Brandon Mirre, ran for during the regular season.

  • 1995 - The last time Pitt played a Pac-10 team. They defeated Washington State, 17-13, at Pitt Stadium.

More Statistical Tidbits
  • Pittsburgh ranks 11th in total defense (293.4 yards per game), 12th in pass defense (166.8 avg.), 13th in pass efficiency defense (99.2 rating) and 17th in scoring defense (18.2 points per game).

  • Oregon State and Pittsburgh had one common opponent this season - Temple, which lost to OSU 35-3 and to Pitt 29-22.

LB Gerald Hayes leds the Panther defense in tackles with 122.
  • This is the third straight year that Pitt has appeared in a bowl game.

  • Erickson is 4-0 against Pittsburgh.

  • Pitt has a 22-22 record against Pac-10 opponents.

  • The Panthers lost to no. 1 Miami 28-21.

  • Pitt is 2-4 against Pac-10 teams in a bowl game.

  • Pitt went 5-2 in conference play and 8-4 overall.

  • 34-19 - Pittsburgh beat NC State in the Tangerine bowl 34-19 in 2001.



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