Monday, September 04, 2006

Keeping up with Wanny

Dave's Pitt Panthers defeated Virginia 38-13,and a lot of credit goes to Pitts speedy linebackers.
Said Dave afterward "Speed can make up for a lot of mistakes... The guys up front made some big plays today.
Just quickness. We're obviously a faster team. We've increased our team speed all the way
across almost at every position. Fifty-some yards rushing defense was great. You have no
chance if you can't stop the run. The run defense was real good."

And from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pitt's opening drive set the tone for what was clearly the Panthers best offensive performance of the Wannstedt Era.
The Panthers used a near-perfect blend of run and pass plays to keep Virginia off balance, and quarterback Tyler Palko was flawless as he completed all seven of his passing attempts. The Panthers drove 65 yards in 14 plays and scored on Palko's 1-yard pass to tight end Darrell Strong. Palko finished with 17 completions in 22 attempts for 283 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.

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