Here’s a prediction for you.
Pitt plays really well in the first half. Our defense dominates, and our offense, despite some hiccups, manages to score three touchdowns. We jump out to a 21-0 lead by halftime.
Syracuse adjusts at halftime and Pitt does not. To add insult to injury the players proceed to sleepwalk through a mistake-filled 21 minutes until Syracuse retakes the lead by a field goal midway though the fourth quarter.
With about five minutes left in the game, both Pitt units miraculously pull their heads out of their rear-ends. Kenny Pickett leads a touchdown drive and the Pitt defense seals the win with a sack.
Pitt wins the game 28-24.
As one of our loyal POVerts said on the way out of Wallace Wade Stadium two weeks ago, “can’t we ever just kick somebody’s ass?”
I certainly wish we could.
Hail to Pitt