There is always a lot of talk and writing in the media generated after a big win and that sure is the case with our Pitt team this week. Let’s get to some of it:
As this is a current topic of discussion on here, this is what Joe Starky of the P-G thinks about Pitt’s “All-Time” wins and where this last Clemson game land on that list:
5. Pitt 41, Notre Dame 38, Nov. 13, 2004: Like Tyler Palko, all Pitt fans were so “proud of their $#*@!@#$%%^* football team!” Pitt hadn’t won at Notre Dame since 1986. Palko became the first opposing QB to throw for five TDs at Notre Dame Stadium. Once again, we must leave out some classics here, including Pitt winning at Notre Dame in four overtimes in 2008, Pitt beating a top-3 Virginia Tech team in 2002 (and the Lousaka Polite game against the Hokies a year later), and even Pitt 12, Penn State 0.
4. Pitt 42, Penn State 39, Sept. 10, 2016: What a game! Glorious day. Rivalry renewed. Stands packed with fans from both sides. Tons of big plays. Think maybe they should play this game every year? Penn State, are you listening?
3. Pitt 16, West Virginia 13, Nov. 26, 2004: Against a ridiculously talented WVU team, Palko capped a dramatic late drive with the winning score. That put Pitt one win away from the Fiesta Bowl and its only BCS bowl bid (remember the BCS?).