Narrow victories over I-AA Furman and lowly Temple, in addition to a loss at Connecticut, left Panthers coach Walt Harris on the "hot seat" two weeks ago. But a win over Boston College and Saturday's 41-17 thrashing of Rutgers have Pittsburgh suddenly contending for a Big East championship.
October 27, 2004
Pitt came up with an outstanding defensive performance before 61,421 fans on Homecoming to defeat Syracuse and improve to 5-2, 2-0 on the season. Syracuse RB Walter Reyes entered the game as the nations 4th leading rusher but he was held to under 100 yards rushing and big play receiver Johnnie Morant was held to one catch for two yards.
October 26, 2003