Pittsburgh
Panthers
28
Final
21
(3) Virginia Tech
Hokies
1234T
Pittsburgh (7-2, 4-0) 7014728
(3) Virginia Tech (8-1, 3-1) 1407021
  • November 2, 2002
    Lane/Worsham Field, Blacksburg, Va.
  • Kickoff time: 7:36 pm
  • End of Game: 10:54 pm
  • Total elapsed time: 3:18
  • Temperature: 39 WC 32
  • Wind: WNW 10
  • Weather: Clear, Lows 20s
  • Attendance: 64,971
  • Referee: John Smith
  • Umpire: Bruce Palmer
  • Linesman: Todd LaPenta
  • Line judge: John Salmon
  • Back judge: Ron Boyd
  • Field judge: Ben Casconcells
  • Side judge: James Brennan

Scoring Summary

First QuarterPITTVT
TD07:07Kevin Jones 3 yd Rush (Nic Schmitt Kick)Drive: 1 plays, 3 yds, 0:0307
TD04:38Lee Suggs 1 yd Rush (Nic Schmitt Kick)Drive: 4 plays, 21 yds, 1:58014
TD03:06Larry Fitzgerald 31 yd Pass From Rod Rutherford (David Abdul Kick)Drive: 5 plays, 77 yds, 1:32714
Third QuarterPITTVT
TD13:52Lee Suggs 59 yd Rush (Nic Schmitt Kick)Drive: 3 plays, 72 yds, 1:08721
TD10:39Larry Fitzgerald 14 yd Pass From Rod Rutherford (David Abdul Kick)Drive: 8 plays, 86 yds, 3:131421
TD07:09Larry Fitzgerald 10 yd Pass From Rod Rutherford (David Abdul Kick)Drive: 3 plays, 72 yds, 0:482121
Fourth QuarterPITTVT
TD04:11Brandon Miree 53 yd Rush (David Abdul Kick)Drive: 1 plays, 53 yds, 0:092821

Team Stats

PITT VT
FIRST DOWNS 22 15
  Rushing 13 4
  Passing 8 7
  Penalty 1 4
NET YARDS RUSHING 275 130
  Rushing Attempts 44 45
  Average Per Rush 6.3 2.9
  Rushing Touchdowns 1 3
  Yards Gained Rushing 299 171
  Yards Lost Rushing 24 41
NET YARDS PASSING 208 145
  Completions-Attempts-Int 11-25-2 12-22-1
  Average Per Attempt 8.3 6.6
  Average Per Completion 18.9 12.1
  Passing Touchdowns 3 0
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 483 275
  Total offense plays 69 67
  Average Gain Per Play 7.0 4.1
Fumbles: Number-Lost 3-1 4-2
Penalties: Number-Yards 7-68 6-60
PUNTS-YARDS 6-200 7-305
  Average Yards Per Punt 33.3 43.6
  Net Yards Per Punt 23.8 39.0
  Inside 20 1 0
  50+ Yards 2 2
  Touchbacks 1 1
  Fair catch 0 0
PITT VT
KICKOFFS-YARDS 5-271 4-251
  Average Yards Per Kickoff 54.2 62.8
  Net Yards Per Kickoff 39.6 42.5
  Touchbacks 1 1
Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD 2-12-0 3-37-0
  Average Per Return 6.0 12.3
Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 3-61-0 4-53-0
  Average Per Return 20.3 13.3
Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD 1-38-0 2-61-0
Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 0-0-0
Miscellaneous Yards 0 0
Possession Time 28:54 31:06
  1st Quarter 08:24 06:36
  2nd Quarter 05:10 09:50
  3rd Quarter 07:22 07:38
  4th Quarter 07:58 07:02
Third-Down Conversions 5 of 14 3 of 13
Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 1 0 of 2
Red-Zone Scores-Chances 2-5 2-2
  Touchdowns 2-5 2-2
  Field Goals 0-1 0-0
Sacks By: Number-Yards 7-33 2-11
PAT Kicks 4-4 3-3
Field Goals 0-1 0-1

Individual Stats

Pittsburgh Rushing
Brandon Miree 2316871611537.0
Tim Murphy 25805805229.0
Rod Rutherford 157115560143.7
TEAM 2110010.0
Lousaka Polite 2110010.0
Total44299242751536.3
Virginia Tech Rushing
Lee Suggs 2513571282595.1
Kevin Jones 2404132.0
Doug Easlick 2202021.0
Bryan Randall 163034-4011-0.3
Total45171411303592.9
Pittsburgh Passing
Cmp-Att-Int
Rod Rutherford 11-25-22083452
Total11-25-22083452
Virginia Tech Passing
Cmp-Att-Int
Bryan Randall 12-22-11450337
Total12-22-11450337
Pittsburgh Receiving
Larry Fitzgerald 5105337
Kris Wilson 485045
Lamar Slade 111011
Brandon Miree 1707
Total11208345
Virginia Tech Receiving
Ernest Wilford 680033
Shawn Witten 329013
Cedric Humes 115015
Terrell Parham 113013
Lee Suggs 1808
Total12145033
Pittsburgh Punting
Andy Lee 418145.35011
Tyler Palko 11919.01900
TEAM 100.0000
Total620033.35011
Virginia Tech Punting
Vinnie Burns 730543.65701
Total730543.65701
Pittsburgh All Returns
  Punts Kickoffs Interceptions
Torrie Cox 0003612413838
Shawn Robinson 21213000000
Total212133612413838
Virginia Tech All Returns
  Punts Kickoffs Interceptions
DeAngelo Hall 27500014646
Nathaniel Adibi 1300000000
Doug Easlick 00011010000
Willie Pile 00000011515
Richard Johnson 00034317000
Total33754531726146
Pittsburgh All Purpose
Brandon Miree 1617000168
Larry Fitzgerald 0105000105
Torrie Cox 006103899
Kris Wilson 08500085
Tim Murphy 58000058
Rod Rutherford 56000056
Shawn Robinson 00012012
Lamar Slade 01100011
TEAM 000000
Lousaka Polite 000000
Total275208611238594
Virginia Tech All Purpose
Lee Suggs 1288000136
Ernest Wilford 08000080
DeAngelo Hall 00074653
Richard Johnson 00430043
Nathaniel Adibi 00030030
Shawn Witten 02900029
Willie Pile 00001515
Cedric Humes 01500015
Terrell Parham 01300013
Doug Easlick 20100012
Kevin Jones 400004
Bryan Randall -40000-4
Total130145533761426
Pittsburgh Field Goal Attempts
David Abdul 112:4828Missed
Virginia Tech Field Goal Attempts
Nic Schmitt 412:4142Missed
Pittsburgh Kickoffs
David Abdul 52711054.2
Total52711054.2
Virginia Tech Kickoffs
Jon Mollerup 42511062.8
Total42511062.8
Pittsburgh Fumbles
Rod Rutherford 21
TEAM 10
Virginia Tech Fumbles
Bryan Randall 21
Lee Suggs 11
DeAngelo Hall 10

Drive Summary

Pittsburgh Drive Summary
Drive Started Drive Ended Consumed
Qtr Spot Obtained Spot How Lost Pl-Yds
1PITT2315:00KOVT1112:48FGA7-662:12
1VT1411:55FUMBVT2011:10FUMB2--60:45
1PITT2709:37PUNTPITT3307:10PUNT4-62:27
1PITT2007:07KOPITT2106:36DOWNS4-10:31
1PITT2304:38KOVT0003:06TD5-771:32
1PITT2000:57PUNTPITT3614:06PUNT5-161:51
2PITT3808:42INTPITT4706:24PUNT3-92:18
2PITT2103:29PUNTPITT2501:54PUNT3-41:35
2PITT3500:23DOWNSPITT3500:00HALF1-00:23
3PITT1413:52KOVT0010:39TD8-863:13
3PITT2807:57PUNTVT0007:09TD3-720:48
3VT4604:47FUMBVT0501:26INT8-413:21
4PITT2512:41FGAVT3709:43INT7-382:58
4PITT2008:22PUNTPITT2906:33PUNT3-91:49
4PITT4704:20PUNTVT0004:11TD1-530:09
4PITT3203:39PUNTPITT5000:37PUNT6-183:02
Quarter Half Total
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd  
Time of possession08:2405:1007:2207:5813:3415:2028:54
Third Down Conversions1/41/31/32/42/73/75/14
Fourth Down Conversions0/10/00/00/00/10/00/1
Virginia Tech Drive Summary
Drive Started Drive Ended Consumed
Qtr Spot Obtained Spot How Lost Pl-Yds
1VT2012:48FGAVT1411:55FUMB2--60:53
1VT2011:10FUMBVT2909:37PUNT3-91:33
1PITT0307:10PUNTPITT0007:07TD1-30:03
1PITT2106:36DOWNSPITT0004:38TD4-211:58
1VT2903:06KOVT3700:57PUNT3-82:09
2VT4514:06PUNTPITT2808:42INT9-275:24
2VT1806:24PUNTPITT4503:29PUNT4-372:55
2VT3401:54PUNTPITT3500:23DOWNS8-311:31
3VT2815:00KOPITT0013:52TD3-721:08
3VT2010:39KOVT1607:57PUNT4--42:42
3VT2007:09KOVT4604:47FUMB5-262:22
3VT4601:26INTPITT2512:41FGA9-293:45
4VT5009:43INTPITT4608:22PUNT3-41:21
4VT2306:33PUNTVT2104:20PUNT3--22:13
4VT2004:11KOVT2003:39PUNT3-00:32
4VT2000:37PUNTPITT4600:00HALF4-340:37
Quarter Half Total
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd  
Time of possession06:3609:5007:3807:0216:2614:4031:06
Third Down Conversions0/22/50/11/52/71/63/13
Fourth Down Conversions0/00/20/00/00/20/00/2

Defense

Pittsburgh Defense
Solo Ast Total TFL/Yds Sack/Yds FF FR-Yds Int-Yds BrUp Blkd QBH
Tez Morris 369--------
Brian Belnecke 2570.5/1-------
Brian Guzek 4371.0/41.0/4------
Lewis Moore 3471.5/41.0/4---2--
Claude Harriott 5273.0/223.0/222-----
Gerald Hayes 2460.5/1--1-0----
Tyrone Gillard 5-51.0/3-------
Shawntae Spencer 5-5-----1--
Dan Stephens -330.5/0-------
Torrie Cox 123----1-38---
Shawn Robinson 3-3--------
Vince Crochunis 2132.0/32.0/3---1--
Charles Spencer 112---1-0----
Rob Petitte 1-1--------
Shane Leichty 1-1--------
Thomas Smith -11--------
Larry Fitzgerald 1-1--------
Corey Humphries 1-1--------
William Ferguson 1-1--------
Marcus Furman 1-1--------
Total42327410.0/387.0/3322-01-384
Virginia Tech Defense
Solo Ast Total TFL/Yds Sack/Yds FF FR-Yds Int-Yds BrUp Blkd QBH
Kevin Lewis 3581.0/1--1-0----
James Anderson 6282.0/30.5/2------
Brandon Manning 5382.0/91.0/6---1--
Mikal Baaqee 6171.0/30.5/31-----
Lamar Cobb 347--------
Willie Pile 426----1-151--
Jonathan Lewis 3251.0/3-------
DeAngelo Hall 325----1-462--
Billy Hardee 235--------
Garnell Wilds 325--------
Jason Lallis 4151.0/4-------
Cols Colas 134-------2
Ronyell Whitaker 224-----1--
Michael Crawford 314--------
Mike Daniels 224--------
Vincent Fuller 3-3--------
Nathaniel Adibi 123------1-
Jimmy E. Williams 2-2--------
Jimmy F. Williams 2-2--------
Chad Cooper -11--------
Jim Davis 1-1--------
Tim Sandidge -11--------
Darryl Tapp -11--------
Ernest Wilford 1-1--------
Jordan Trott -11--------
Total60411018.0/232.0/1111-02-61512

Play-By-Play

1st Quarter
Virginia Tech Captains: 22, 35, 26, 28
Pittsburgh Captains: 86, 12, 51, 28
Today's Weather: Temp: 39 Wind Chill: 32 Wind: WNW 10-12 mph
Forcast: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Virginia Tech wins the toss and defers.
Pittsburgh elects to receive and defend the South goal.
VT ball on VT35.
Mollerup,J. kickoff 60 yards to the PITT5, Cox, Torrie return 18 yards to the PITT23 (Wilds,G.;Trott,J.).
PITTSBURGH drive start at 15:00.
1 and 10 at PITT23Rutherford, Rod post pass complete to Fitzgerald, L. for 37 yards to the VT40, 1ST DOWN PITT.
1 and 10 at VT40Rutherford, Rod rush over left end for 13 yards to the VT27, 1ST DOWN PITT (Lallis,J.).
1 and 10 at VT27Miree, Brandon rush up middle for 14 yards to the VT13, 1ST DOWN PITT (Manning,B.).
1 and 10 at VT13PENALTY PITT delay of game 5 yards to the VT18.
1 and 15 at VT18Rutherford, Rod pass incomplete to Fitzgerald, L..
2 and 15 at VT18Rutherford, Rod rush right for 7 yards to the VT11, out-of-bounds (Pile,W.).
3 and 8 at VT11Rutherford, Rod pass incomplete to Slade, Lamar (Manning,B.).
4 and 8 at VT11Abdul, David field goal attempt from 28 MISSED - wide right, spot at VT20, clock 12:48.
DRIVE SUMMARY: 7 plays, 66 yards, TOP 2:12
VIRGINIA TECH drive start at 12:48.
1 and 10 at VT20Suggs,L. rush over right end for 1 yard to the VT21 (Guzek, Brian).
2 and 9 at VT21Randall,B. sacked for loss of 7 yards to the VT14 (Harriott, C.), fumble by Randall,B. recovered by PITT Hayes, Gerald at VT14.
DRIVE SUMMARY: 2 plays, -6 yards, TOP 0:53
PITTSBURGH drive start at 11:55.
1 and 10 at VT14Polite, Lousaka rush over right tackle for loss of 1 yard to the VT15 (Lewis,K.).
2 and 11 at VT15Rutherford, Rod sacked for loss of 5 yards to the VT20 (Baaqee,M.), fumble by Rutherford, Rod recovered by VT Lewis,K. at VT20.
DRIVE SUMMARY: 2 plays, -6 yards, TOP 0:45
VIRGINIA TECH drive start at 11:10.
VT ball on VT21.
1 and 10 at VT21Suggs,L. rush up middle for 6 yards to the VT27 (Robinson, Shawn).
2 and 4 at VT27Easlick,D. rush up middle for 2 yards to the VT29 (Harriott, C.).
3 and 2 at VT29Randall,B. pass incomplete (Crochunis, V.).
4 and 2 at VT29Burns,V. punt 57 yards to the PITT14, Robinson, Shawn return 13 yards to the PITT27 (Hardee,B.).
DRIVE SUMMARY: 3 plays, 9 yards, TOP 1:33
PITTSBURGH drive start at 09:37.
1 and 10 at PITT27Miree, Brandon rush over left guard for 16 yards to the PITT43, 1ST DOWN PITT (Fuller,V.).
1 and 10 at PITT43Polite, Lousaka rush up middle for 1 yard to the PITT44 (Cobb,L.).
2 and 9 at PITT44Miree, Brandon rush up middle for no gain to the PITT44 (Anderson,J.;Baaqee,M.).
3 and 9 at PITT44PENALTY PITT substitution infraction 5 yards to the PITT39.
3 and 14 at PITT39Rutherford, Rod sacked for loss of 6 yards to the PITT33 (Manning,B.).
4 and 20 at PITT33TEAM punt BLOCKED, recovered by VT F. Williams,J at PITT3 (blocked by Adibi,N.).
DRIVE SUMMARY: 4 plays, 6 yards, TOP 2:27
VIRGINIA TECH drive start at 07:10.
1 and Goal at PITT03Jones,K. rush over left guard for 3 yards to the PITT0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 07:07.
Pittsburgh: - Virginia Tech:
Schmitt,N. kick attempt good.
Pittsburgh: - Virginia Tech:
Mollerup,J. kickoff 65 yards to the PITT0, touchback.
DRIVE SUMMARY: 1 plays, 3 yards, TOP 0:03
PITTSBURGH drive start at 07:07.
1 and 10 at PITT20Rutherford, Rod sideline pass incomplete to Fitzgerald, L. (Whitaker,R.).
2 and 10 at PITT20Rutherford, Rod sideline pass incomplete, QB hurry by Colas,C..
Timeout Pittsburgh, clock 06:49.
3 and 10 at PITT20Rutherford, Rod slant pass incomplete to Slade, Lamar (Hall,D.), QB hurry by Anderson,J..
4 and 10 at PITT20TEAM rush left for 1 yard to the PITT21, fumble by TEAM recovered by PITT TEAM at PITT21, out-of-bounds (Fuller,V.).
DRIVE SUMMARY: 4 plays, 1 yards, TOP 0:31
VIRGINIA TECH drive start at 06:36.
1 and 10 at PITT21Randall,B. rush left for 5 yards to the PITT16 (Moore, Lewis;Cox, Torrie).
2 and 5 at PITT16Jones,K. rush over left tackle for 1 yard to the PITT15 (Belnecke, Brian).
Kevin Jones injured on the play.
3 and 4 at PITT15Randall,B. pass incomplete to Wilford,E. (Robinson, Shawn), PENALTY PITT pass interference 13 yards to the PITT2, 1ST DOWN VT, NO PLAY.
1 and Goal at PITT02Suggs,L. rush over right guard for 1 yard to the PITT1.
2 and Goal at PITT01Suggs,L. rush over left guard for 1 yard to the PITT0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 04:38.
Pittsburgh: - Virginia Tech:
Schmitt,N. kick attempt good.
Pittsburgh: - Virginia Tech:
Mollerup,J. kickoff 61 yards to the PITT4, Cox, Torrie return 19 yards to the PITT23.
DRIVE SUMMARY: 4 plays, 21 yards, TOP 1:58
PITTSBURGH drive start at 04:38.
1 and 10 at PITT23Rutherford, Rod rush right for 14 yards to the PITT37, 1ST DOWN PITT, out-of-bounds (Hardee,B.).
1 and 10 at PITT37Rutherford, Rod pass incomplete to Slade, Lamar.
2 and 10 at PITT37Rutherford, Rod shovel pass complete to Miree, Brandon for 7 yards to the PITT44 (E. Williams,J).
3 and 3 at PITT44Rutherford, Rod crossing pass complete to Wilson, Kris for 25 yards to the VT31, 1ST DOWN PITT (Wilds,G.;Pile,W.).
1 and 10 at VT31Rutherford, Rod deep pass complete to Fitzgerald, L. for 31 yards to the VT0, 1ST DOWN PITT, TOUCHDOWN, clock 03:06.
Pittsburgh: - Virginia Tech:
Abdul, David kick attempt good.
Pittsburgh: - Virginia Tech:
Abdul, David kickoff 46 yards to the VT19, Easlick,D. return 10 yards to the VT29.
DRIVE SUMMARY: 5 plays, 77 yards, TOP 1:32
VIRGINIA TECH drive start at 03:06.
1 and 10 at VT29Randall,B. sideline pass complete to Wilford,E. for 7 yards to the VT36 (Cox, Torrie).
2 and 3 at VT36Suggs,L. rush right for no gain to the VT36 (Hayes, Gerald;Harriott, C.).
3 and 3 at VT36Suggs,L. rush over left tackle for 1 yard to the VT37 (Crochunis, V.;Belnecke, Brian).
4 and 2 at VT37Burns,V. punt 43 yards to the PITT20, downed.
DRIVE SUMMARY: 3 plays, 8 yards, TOP 2:09
PITTSBURGH drive start at 00:57.
1 and 10 at PITT20Rutherford, Rod slant pass incomplete to Fitzgerald, L..
Timeout Pittsburgh, clock 00:50.
2 and 10 at PITT20Rutherford, Rod rush right for 6 yards to the PITT26 (Anderson,J.).
3 and 4 at PITT26Rutherford, Rod rush over left end for 13 yards to the PITT39, 1ST DOWN PITT (Lallis,J.).
1st Quarter Stats
Time1st DownsConversions
Quarter SummaryScorePossRPXT3rd4thRushingPassingPenalties
Pittsburgh708:2453081-40-113-734-11-0-1003-23
Virginia Tech1406:3600110-20-011-141-2-0-70-0
2nd Quarter
Start of 2nd quarter, clock 15:00.
1 and 10 at PITT39Rutherford, Rod post pass incomplete to Fitzgerald, L. (Hall,D.).
2 and 10 at PITT39Miree, Brandon rush over left guard for loss of 3 yards to the PITT36 (Manning,B.;Anderson,J.).
Palko, Tyler at QB for Pittsburgh.
3 and 13 at PITT36Palko, Tyler punt 19 yards to the VT45, downed.
DRIVE SUMMARY: 5 plays, 16 yards, TOP 1:51
VIRGINIA TECH drive start at 14:06.
1 and 10 at VT45Randall,B. rush over right end for no gain to the VT45 (Spencer, C.).
2 and 10 at VT45Randall,B. rush left for 11 yards to the PITT44, 1ST DOWN VT (Moore, Lewis).
1 and 10 at PITT44Easlick,D. rush over left guard for no gain to the PITT44 (Hayes, Gerald;Smith, Thomas).
2 and 10 at PITT44Randall,B. rush over right end for 4 yards to the PITT40 (Gillard, Tyrone).
3 and 6 at PITT40Randall,B. sideline pass complete to Wilford,E. for 19 yards to the PITT21, 1ST DOWN VT (Robinson, Shawn).
1 and 10 at PITT21Suggs,L. rush left for 3 yards to the PITT18 (Moore, Lewis), PENALTY VT holding 10 yards to the PITT31, NO PLAY.
1 and 20 at PITT31Randall,B. screen pass complete to Suggs,L. for 8 yards to the PITT23, out-of-bounds (Morris, Tez;Moore, Lewis).
2 and 12 at PITT23Randall,B. rush up middle for loss of 1 yard to the PITT24 (Belnecke, Brian;Stephens, Dan).
3 and 13 at PITT24Randall,B. sacked for loss of 4 yards to the PITT28 (Guzek, Brian).
Timeout Virginia Tech, clock 09:00.
4 and 17 at PITT28Randall,B. pass intercepted by Cox, Torrie at the PITT0, Cox, Torrie return 38 yards to the PITT38 (Wilford,E.).
DRIVE SUMMARY: 9 plays, 27 yards, TOP 5:24
PITTSBURGH drive start at 08:42.
Rutherford, Rod at QB for Pittsburgh.
1 and 10 at PITT38Rutherford, Rod rush for no gain to the PITT38, fumble by Rutherford, Rod recovered by PITT Rutherford, Rod at PITT38.
2 and 10 at PITT38Rutherford, Rod rush over right end for 2 yards to the PITT40 (Anderson,J.;Baaqee,M.).
3 and 8 at PITT40Rutherford, Rod middle pass complete to Wilson, Kris for 7 yards to the PITT47 (Baaqee,M.;Sandidge,T.).
4 and 1 at PITT47Lee, Andy punt 35 yards to the VT18, downed.
DRIVE SUMMARY: 3 plays, 9 yards, TOP 2:18
VIRGINIA TECH drive start at 06:24.
1 and 10 at VT18Randall,B. pass complete to Witten,S. for 13 yards to the VT31, 1ST DOWN VT (Spencer, S.), PENALTY PITT roughing passer 15 yards to the VT46, 1ST DOWN VT.
1st and 10.
1 and 10 at VT46PENALTY VT false start 5 yards to the VT41.
1 and 15 at VT41Suggs,L. rush over left guard for 7 yards to the VT48 (Morris, Tez;Spencer, C.).
2 and 8 at VT48Suggs,L. rush left for 2 yards to the 50 yardline (Morris, Tez).
3 and 6 at VT50Randall,B. rush over right tackle for 5 yards to the PITT45 (Guzek, Brian).
4 and 1 at PITT45Burns,V. punt 24 yards to the PITT21, downed.
DRIVE SUMMARY: 4 plays, 37 yards, TOP 2:55
PITTSBURGH drive start at 03:29.
1 and 10 at PITT21Rutherford, Rod rush for loss of 4 yards to the PITT17 (Lallis,J.).
2 and 14 at PITT17Rutherford, Rod middle pass complete to Wilson, Kris for 8 yards to the PITT25 (Pile,W.).
3 and 6 at PITT25Rutherford, Rod slant pass incomplete to Fitzgerald, L..
4 and 6 at PITT25Lee, Andy punt 46 yards to the VT29, Hall,D. return 5 yards to the VT34 (Furman, Marcus).
DRIVE SUMMARY: 3 plays, 4 yards, TOP 1:35
VIRGINIA TECH drive start at 01:54.
1 and 10 at VT34Randall,B. slant pass complete to Parham,T. for 13 yards to the VT47, 1ST DOWN VT (Gillard, Tyrone).
1 and 10 at VT47Randall,B. sacked for loss of 2 yards to the VT45 (Crochunis, V.).
Timeout Virginia Tech, clock 01:25.
2 and 12 at VT45Randall,B. sideline pass complete to Witten,S. for 9 yards to the PITT46, out-of-bounds (Spencer, S.).
3 and 3 at PITT46Randall,B. middle pass complete to Wilford,E. for 5 yards to the PITT41, 1ST DOWN VT (Robinson, Shawn).
1 and 10 at PITT41Randall,B. pass incomplete (Moore, Lewis).
2 and 10 at PITT41Randall,B. crossing pass complete to Witten,S. for 7 yards to the PITT34 (Spencer, S.).
3 and 3 at PITT34Randall,B. deep pass incomplete to Parham,T. (Spencer, S.).
4 and 3 at PITT34Randall,B. sacked for loss of 1 yard to the PITT35 (Harriott, C.).
DRIVE SUMMARY: 8 plays, 31 yards, TOP 1:31
PITTSBURGH drive start at 00:23.
PITT ball on PITT36.
1 and 10 at PITT36TEAM rush for loss of 1 yard to the PITT35.
End of half, clock 00:00.
2nd Quarter Stats
Time1st DownsConversions
Quarter SummaryScorePossRPXT3rd4thRushingPassingPenalties
Pittsburgh005:1000001-30-05--62-4-0-151-15
Virginia Tech009:5014162-50-211-217-10-1-742-15
3rd Quarter
Start of 3rd quarter, clock 15:00, PITT ball on PITT35.
Abdul, David kickoff 47 yards to the VT18, Johnson,R. return 10 yards to the VT28 (Humphries, C.).
DRIVE SUMMARY: 1 plays, 0 yards, TOP 0:23
VIRGINIA TECH drive start at 15:00.
1 and 10 at VT28Suggs,L. rush over left tackle for 8 yards to the VT36 (Belnecke, Brian;Morris, Tez), PENALTY PITT face mask 5 yards to the VT41, 1ST DOWN VT.
1 and 10 at VT41Randall,B. rush over right tackle for no gain to the VT41 (Guzek, Brian).
2nd and 10.
2 and 10 at VT41Suggs,L. rush left for 59 yards to the PITT0, 1ST DOWN VT, TOUCHDOWN, clock 13:52.
Pittsburgh: - Virginia Tech:
Schmitt,N. kick attempt good.
Pittsburgh: - Virginia Tech:
Mollerup,J. kickoff 65 yards to the PITT0, Cox, Torrie return 24 yards to the PITT24 (F. Williams,J), PENALTY PITT holding 10 yards to the PITT14, 1st and 10, PITT ball on PITT14.
DRIVE SUMMARY: 3 plays, 72 yards, TOP 1:08
PITTSBURGH drive start at 13:52.
1 and 10 at PITT14Miree, Brandon rush over right tackle for 6 yards to the PITT20 (Hall,D.;Daniels,M.).
2 and 4 at PITT20Miree, Brandon rush draw play for 3 yards to the PITT23 (Pile,W.;Daniels,M.).
3 and 1 at PITT23Rutherford, Rod rush up middle for 2 yards to the PITT25, 1ST DOWN PITT (Baaqee,M.).
1 and 10 at PITT25Rutherford, Rod deep pass incomplete to Wilson, Kris (Pile,W.).
2 and 10 at PITT25Rutherford, Rod rush left for 1 yard to the PITT26 (Baaqee,M.).
Temp:39 Wind Chill:31
3 and 9 at PITT26Rutherford, Rod sideline pass incomplete to Fitzgerald, L., QB hurry by Hardee,B., PENALTY VT personal foul 15 yards to the PITT41, 1ST DOWN PITT.
1st and 10.
1 and 10 at PITT41Rutherford, Rod deep pass complete to Wilson, Kris for 45 yards to the VT14, 1ST DOWN PITT (F. Williams,J).
1 and 10 at VT14Rutherford, Rod flag pass complete to Fitzgerald, L. for 14 yards to the VT0, 1ST DOWN PITT, TOUCHDOWN, clock 10:39.
Pittsburgh: - Virginia Tech:
Abdul, David kick attempt good.
Pittsburgh: - Virginia Tech:
Abdul, David kickoff 51 yards to the VT14, Johnson,R. return 16 yards to the VT30, PENALTY VT holding 10 yards to the VT20, 1st and 10, VT ball on VT20.
DRIVE SUMMARY: 8 plays, 86 yards, TOP 3:13
VIRGINIA TECH drive start at 10:39.
1 and 10 at VT20Randall,B. screen pass complete to Wilford,E. for 8 yards to the VT28 (Gillard, Tyrone), PENALTY VT holding 10 yards to the VT18.
1st and 12.
1 and 12 at VT18Suggs,L. rush right for 3 yards to the VT21 (Hayes, Gerald).
2 and 9 at VT21Suggs,L. rush right for loss of 1 yard to the VT20 (Hayes, Gerald;Moore, Lewis).
3 and 10 at VT20Randall,B. sacked for loss of 4 yards to the VT16 (Moore, Lewis).
4 and 14 at VT16Burns,V. punt 56 yards to the PITT28.
DRIVE SUMMARY: 4 plays, -4 yards, TOP 2:42
PITTSBURGH drive start at 07:57.
1 and 10 at PITT28Miree, Brandon rush right for 10 yards to the PITT38, 1ST DOWN PITT (Manning,B.).
1 and 10 at PITT38Murphy, Tim rush up middle for 52 yards to the VT10, 1ST DOWN PITT (Manning,B.).
1st and 9.
1 and 9 at VT10Rutherford, Rod post pass complete to Fitzgerald, L. for 10 yards to the VT0, 1ST DOWN PITT, TOUCHDOWN, clock 07:09.
Pittsburgh: - Virginia Tech:
Abdul, David kick attempt good.
Pittsburgh: - Virginia Tech:
Abdul's kick bounced off of the left upright and went in.
Abdul, David kickoff 65 yards to the VT0, touchback.
DRIVE SUMMARY: 3 plays, 72 yards, TOP 0:48
VIRGINIA TECH drive start at 07:09.
1 and 10 at VT20Suggs,L. rush right for 8 yards to the VT28 (Gillard, Tyrone).
2 and 2 at VT28Suggs,L. rush over left tackle for 3 yards to the VT31, 1ST DOWN VT (Belnecke, Brian;Moore, Lewis).
1 and 10 at VT31Suggs,L. rush up middle for 3 yards to the VT34 (Hayes, Gerald;Stephens, Dan).
2 and 7 at VT34Randall,B. screen pass complete to Humes,C. for 15 yards to the VT49, 1ST DOWN VT (Spencer, S.).
1 and 10 at VT49Suggs,L. rush for loss of 3 yards to the VT46, fumble by Suggs,L. recovered by PITT Spencer, C. at VT46.
DRIVE SUMMARY: 5 plays, 26 yards, TOP 2:22
PITTSBURGH drive start at 04:47.
PITT ball on VT45.
1 and 10 at VT45Miree, Brandon rush over right tackle for 6 yards to the VT39 (Lewis,K.;Whitaker,R.).
Ronyell Whitaker injured on the play for Virginia Tech.
2 and 4 at VT39Murphy, Tim rush up middle for 6 yards to the VT33, 1ST DOWN PITT (Manning,B.).
1 and 10 at VT33Rutherford, Rod screen pass complete to Slade, Lamar for 11 yards to the VT22, 1ST DOWN PITT (Crawford,M.).
1 and 10 at VT22Miree, Brandon rush over left guard for 7 yards to the VT15 (Pile,W.;Wilds,G.).
2 and 3 at VT15Miree, Brandon rush over right guard for 6 yards to the VT9, 1ST DOWN PITT (Cobb,L.).
1 and Goal at VT09Miree, Brandon rush draw play for loss of 1 yard to the VT10 (Anderson,J.).
2 and Goal at VT10Rutherford, Rod rush right for 5 yards to the VT5 (Lewis,K.;Cobb,L.).
3 and Goal at VT05Rutherford, Rod pass intercepted by Hall,D. at the VT0, Hall,D. return 46 yards to the VT46 (Petitti, Rob).
DRIVE SUMMARY: 8 plays, 41 yards, TOP 3:21
VIRGINIA TECH drive start at 01:26.
1 and 10 at VT46Suggs,L. rush over right tackle for 4 yards to the 50 yardline (Morris, Tez).
2 and 6 at VT50Suggs,L. rush right for 8 yards to the PITT42 (Morris, Tez;Belnecke, Brian), PENALTY VT holding 10 yards to the VT48.
2nd and 8.
2 and 8 at VT48Randall,B. slant pass complete to Wilford,E. for 8 yards to the PITT44, 1ST DOWN VT, out-of-bounds (Morris, Tez).
1 and 10 at PITT44Suggs,L. rush over left end for 4 yards to the PITT40 (Belnecke, Brian).
3rd Quarter Stats
Time1st DownsConversions
Quarter SummaryScorePossRPXT3rd4thRushingPassingPenalties
Pittsburgh1407:22541101-30-012-1034-7-1-802-15
Virginia Tech707:3822150-10-013-923-3-0-314-45
4th Quarter
Start of 4th quarter, clock 15:00.
2 and 6 at PITT40Suggs,L. rush left for 8 yards to the PITT32, 1ST DOWN VT (Cox, Torrie;Morris, Tez).
1 and 10 at PITT32Suggs,L. rush over left tackle for 3 yards to the PITT29 (Hayes, Gerald).
2 and 7 at PITT29Suggs,L. rush over right tackle for 3 yards to the PITT26 (Morris, Tez;Guzek, Brian).
3 and 4 at PITT26Randall,B. rush over right end for 1 yard to the PITT25 (Stephens, Dan;Guzek, Brian).
Timeout Virginia Tech, clock 12:47.
4 and 3 at PITT25Schmitt,N. field goal attempt from 42 MISSED - short, spot at PITT25, clock 12:41.
DRIVE SUMMARY: 9 plays, 29 yards, TOP 3:45
PITTSBURGH drive start at 12:41.
1 and 10 at PITT25Miree, Brandon rush over left guard for 6 yards to the PITT31 (Lallis,J.;Daniels,M.).
2 and 4 at PITT31Miree, Brandon rush up middle for 22 yards to the VT47, 1ST DOWN PITT (Hardee,B.).
1 and 10 at VT47Rutherford, Rod pass incomplete to Slade, Lamar (Hall,D.).
2 and 10 at VT47Rutherford, Rod rush over left end for no gain to the VT47 (Davis,J.).
3 and 10 at VT47Rutherford, Rod post pass complete to Fitzgerald, L. for 13 yards to the VT34, 1ST DOWN PITT (Hall,D.).
1 and 10 at VT34Miree, Brandon rush up middle for loss of 3 yards to the VT37 (Lewis,J.).
Timeout Pittsburgh, clock 09:55.
2 and 13 at VT37Rutherford, Rod pass intercepted by Pile,W. at the VT35, Pile,W. return 15 yards to the 50 yardline (Fitzgerald, L.), QB hurry by Colas,C..
DRIVE SUMMARY: 7 plays, 38 yards, TOP 2:58
VIRGINIA TECH drive start at 09:43.
1 and 10 at VT50Suggs,L. rush over left guard for no gain to the 50 yardline (Moore, Lewis).
2 and 10 at VT50Randall,B. pass incomplete (Moore, Lewis).
3 and 10 at VT50Randall,B. rush for 4 yards to the PITT46 (Harriott, C.).
4 and 6 at PITT46Burns,V. punt 46 yards to the PITT0, touchback.
DRIVE SUMMARY: 3 plays, 4 yards, TOP 1:21
PITTSBURGH drive start at 08:22.
Attendance: 64,791
1 and 10 at PITT20Rutherford, Rod rush left for 8 yards to the PITT28 (Pile,W.).
2 and 2 at PITT28Miree, Brandon rush up middle for no gain to the PITT28 (Lewis,J.).
3 and 2 at PITT28Miree, Brandon rush up middle for 1 yard to the PITT29 (E. Williams,J;Anderson,J.).
4 and 1 at PITT29Lee, Andy punt 50 yards to the VT21, Hall,D. return 0 yards to the VT21, fumble by Hall,D. recovered by VT Hall,D. at VT21, Hall,D. for 2 yards to the VT23 (Ferguson, W.).
DRIVE SUMMARY: 3 plays, 9 yards, TOP 1:49
VIRGINIA TECH drive start at 06:33, VT ball on VT23.
1 and 10 at VT23Suggs,L. rush over right tackle for 2 yards to the VT25 (Guzek, Brian;Harriott, C.).
2 and 8 at VT25Suggs,L. rush left for loss of 3 yards to the VT22 (Gillard, Tyrone).
3 and 11 at VT22Randall,B. sacked for loss of 1 yard to the VT21 (Crochunis, V.).
4 and 12 at VT21Burns,V. punt 32 yards to the PITT47, downed.
DRIVE SUMMARY: 3 plays, -2 yards, TOP 2:13
PITTSBURGH drive start at 04:20.
1 and 10 at PITT47Miree, Brandon rush over left guard for 53 yards to the VT0, 1ST DOWN PITT, TOUCHDOWN, clock 04:11.
Pittsburgh: - Virginia Tech:
Abdul, David kick attempt good.
Pittsburgh: - Virginia Tech:
Abdul, David kickoff 62 yards to the VT3, Johnson,R. return 17 yards to the VT20 (Leichty, Shane).
DRIVE SUMMARY: 1 plays, 53 yards, TOP 0:09
VIRGINIA TECH drive start at 04:11.
1 and 10 at VT20Randall,B. slant pass incomplete to Johnson,R..
2 and 10 at VT20Randall,B. sideline pass incomplete to Witten,S..
3 and 10 at VT20Randall,B. deep pass incomplete to Wilford,E..
4 and 10 at VT20Burns,V. punt 47 yards to the PITT33, Robinson, Shawn return -1 yards to the PITT32 (Fuller,V.).
DRIVE SUMMARY: 3 plays, 0 yards, TOP 0:32
PITTSBURGH drive start at 03:39.
1 and 10 at PITT32Miree, Brandon rush over right guard for 1 yard to the PITT33 (Adibi,N.;Manning,B.).
2 and 9 at PITT33Miree, Brandon rush over left tackle for 3 yards to the PITT36 (Lewis,K.;Cobb,L.).
Timeout Virginia Tech, clock 02:51.
3 and 6 at PITT36Miree, Brandon rush over left end for 10 yards to the PITT46, 1ST DOWN PITT (Wilds,G.).
1 and 10 at PITT46Miree, Brandon rush over left guard for no gain to the PITT46 (Cobb,L.;Manning,B.).
Timeout Virginia Tech, clock 02:12.
2 and 10 at PITT46Miree, Brandon rush right for 4 yards to the 50 yardline (Hall,D.;Hardee,B.).
3 and 6 at PITT50Miree, Brandon rush up middle for no gain to the 50 yardline (Colas,C.;Manning,B.).
Timeout Pittsburgh, clock 00:44.
4 and 6 at PITT50Lee, Andy punt 50 yards to the VT0, touchback.
DRIVE SUMMARY: 6 plays, 18 yards, TOP 3:02
VIRGINIA TECH drive start at 00:37.
1 and 10 at VT20Randall,B. post pass incomplete to Witten,S..
Clock 00:32.
2 and 10 at VT20Randall,B. sacked for loss of 14 yards to the VT6 (Harriott, C.), fumble by Randall,B. recovered by VT Randall,B. at VT6.
3 and 24 at VT06Randall,B. pass complete to Wilford,E. for 33 yards to the VT39, 1ST DOWN VT (Spencer, S.), PENALTY PITT roughing passer 15 yards to the PITT46, 1ST DOWN VT.
1st and 10.
Clock 00:13.
1 and 10 at PITT46Randall,B. pass incomplete to Wilford,E..
End of game, clock 00:00.
DRIVE SUMMARY: 4 plays, 34 yards, TOP 0:37
4th Quarter Stats
Time1st DownsConversions
Quarter SummaryScorePossRPXT3rd4thRushingPassingPenalties
Pittsburgh707:5831042-40-014-1051-3-1-131-15
Virginia Tech007:0211131-50-010-31-7-0-330-0

Participation

Pittsburgh - Starters
PosNo.Offense
PosNo.Defense

Pittsburgh: 1-Larry Fitzgerald , 2-Marcus Furman , 5-Torrie Cox , 7-Shawn Robinson , 10-Tyler Palko , 12-Rod Rutherford , 15-Brian Belnecke , 16-David Abdul , 17-Corey Humphries , 19-Shawntae Spencer , 20-Tez Morris , 22-Shane Leichty , 23-Tim Murphy , 25-Brandon Miree , 27-William Ferguson , 31-Tyrone Gillard , 32-Lousaka Polite , 36-Andy Lee , 47-Brian Guzek , 48-Lewis Moore , 51-Gerald Hayes , 55-Thomas Smith , 56-Charles Spencer , 78-Rob Petitte , 83-Kris Wilson , 86-Lamar Slade , 90-Claude Harriott , 94-Dan Stephens , 96-Vince Crochunis .

Virginia Tech - Starters
PosNo.Offense
QB3Bryan Randall
SE19Ernest Wilford
TB22Lee Suggs
FL26Shawn Witten
FB43Doug Easlick
RT52Jimmy Martin
LT57Anthony Davis
LG60Jacob Gibson
C64Jake Grove
RG74Luke Owens
TE90Jeff King
PosNo.Defense
FC2Ronyell Whitaker
BC4DeAngelo Hall
ROV21Michael Crawford
FS35Willie Pile
ILB45Mikal Baaqee
ILB47James Anderson
OLB48Brandon Manning
DT70Kevin Lewis
DE83Nathaniel Adibi
DT91Jason Lallis
DE95Jim Davis

Virginia Tech: 7-Kevin Jones , 8-Vincent Fuller , 9-Terrell Parham , 12-Richard Johnson , 16-Chris Clifton , 17-Garnell Wilds , 18-Jimmy F. Williams , 23-Nic Schmitt , 24-D.J. Walton , 25-Billy Hardee , 27-Justin Hamilton , 28-Lamar Cobb , 30-Cary Wade , 31-Mike Daniels , 32-Cedric Humes , 33-Chad Cooper , 38-Vinnie Burns , 40-Blake Warren , 41-Jordan Trott , 42-Josh Spence , 55-Ken Keister , 56-Jonathan Lewis , 58-Darryl Tapp , 67-Anthony Nelson , 71-Tim Sandidge , 76-James Miller , 79-Jon Dunn , 81-Chris Shreve , 85-Jared Mazzetta , 86-Keith Willis , 97-Jon Mollerup , 98-Jimmy E. Williams , 99-Cols Colas .