Well here we are. Week 3 versus Louisville. A battle of two top 25 teams. Offense versus defense. Some old Big East Flavor on the banks of the Allegheny. It’s nearly everything that anybody could have asked for…other than the fact that Louisville lost to Miami last week (and boy didn’t Miami look good?) and of course the 12 o’clock kick. (Duke at Virginia at 4? NC State at Virginia Tech at 8? It’s alright ACC, we know you don’t care.)
We also know the storyline. Louisville brings 501 Yards of Offense Per Game to Heinz (34 pts and 519 yds vs Miami…) Pitt brings 154 Yards Allowed. (But who have we played, really?) Louisville features speed, speed and more speed. (Quarterback, Running Back, Receiver). Pitt brings a no-name secondary (Damar Hamlin? He wasn’t even all ACC. Paris Ford? Not even a Jim Thorpe Award finalist. Marquis Williams? Jason Pinnock? Who are these guys?) The consensus is that Pitt isn’t going to be able to keep up. Pat Narduzzi was defiant when asked.