- We will have our first 100 yard rusher and our first 100 yard reciever this game (Shady and Kinder). The offense will be able to be successful against a Syracuse defense that was overwhelmed by such powers as Northwestern and Akron. I think the turf and the bad Syracuse defense will allow for a couple of 40 yard plus plays.
- Defensively I think we will see a 3 or more forced turnovers. If we can bring the level of pressure that we did in the fourth quarter of the Iowa game the defensive line can make some big plays. As long as the invisible man doesn't travel we could see Shane Murray back in the starting line-up.
- The coaching staff will make this game much closer than it has any business being. I see us jumping up 14-0 then the reigns will be tightened and Syracuse will slowly pull back. This is a game that we have no business losing but the fear and pessimism that coaches the team will make it hard. Wanny ball will be out in full force in Upstate New York.
I'm looking forward to watching the game on tv so that I distance myself from the emotion and fustration that has enveloped Heinz Field during the first 3 games. Syracuse is not good and this game is a bridge to that national tv opportunity against South Florida. Nothing is impossible with Wanny but this game is as close to a lock as there is in the nation.
Pitt 24 Syracuse 10