Posted by Chip Patterson
With Pittsburgh and West Virginia collecting wins on Saturday, the road to a BCS Bowl game will run straight through the Backyard Brawl next week in Pittsburgh. The 103rd meeting of the Panthers and Mountaineers is one of the most pivotal games remaining in the Big East title race. Pittsburgh rode a hot second half from quarterback Tito Sunseri to a 17-10 victory, giving the Panthers a one game lead in the conference with two games left on the schedule.
Syracuse, West Virginia, and Connecticut are the only remaining two-loss teams in the conference, and either the Orange or Huskies will pick up their third conference loss when they square off later this evening. West Virginia will have a chance to tie the Panthers for the best conference record and own the head-to-head tiebreaker with a win next weekend.