September 18, 2007

Quick Hits: Pitt vs. UConn

# The Pitt Panthers (2-1) host the Connecticut Huskies (3-0) Saturday night at Heinz Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 pm. The game will be telecast nationally on ESPNU.

#Former Pitt head coach Mike Gottfried will handle the color on the ESPNU telecast. Pitt was 26-17-2 when Gottfried was the head coach at Pitt. He led the Panthers to a pair bowl berths in 1987 and 1989.

# Pitt opened as an 8-point favorite over the Huskies.

# Connecticut leads the series 2-1 with each team having won at home. Pitt will be looking avenge a brutal double overtime lost at Connecticut last year by a score of 46-45. Pitt let a 14-point second half lead slip away. Pitt beat the Huskies 24-0 when they played at Heinz Field in 2005.

# LeSean "Shady" McCoy is the first Pitt freshman running back to have back to back 100+ yards games since Curtis Martin did it in 1991.


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