December 2, 2007

Pitt front controls WVU run

MORGANTOWN-Fullback Owen Schmitt said Pitt's defensive front had a magnet on West Virginia Saturday. Every time the unranked Panthers wanted the USA Today Coaches Poll No. 1 to run a direction, the Mountaineers seemed to comply.

"They were slanting on our zone to determine where our zone was going to go," said Schmitt, who, with the other Mountain weapons, found only inches against the Panther front.

In fashioning the 13-9 victory, the Pitt (3-4 Big East, 5-7) held BCS 2nd-ranked West Virginia (5-2, 10-2), which was averaging 310 per game (2nd, NCAA), to 104 yards of rushing.

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