Friday, September 09, 2005
Got Frank? We don't.
Frank Solich's Ohio Bobcats upset the defending Big East champion Pitt Panthers tonight 16-10 in overtime. Pitt scored on the opening kickoff, and then kicked a game tying field-goal with 7 seconds left in the game.
The game was won when Pitt's Tyler Palko was interecepted by Ohio's Dion Byrum and Byrum sprinted 80 yards for the winning touchdown. Byrum earlier scored the other touchdown of the game on an interception return.
Pitt is now 0-2 and travels next week to face the Huskers.
This sets up all sorts of storylines for next weekend's game. Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt was Steve Pederson's first choice to replace Solich, and Wannstedt recommended that Pederson hire Houston Nutt. Next weekend's Husker-Panther game is very likely a must-win for both coaches. Of course, Bill Callahan still needs to get past Wake Forest tomorrow night.
Posted by Husker Mike at 10:38 PM