2004 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

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2004 Pittsburgh Panthers football
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Big East Co-Champions
Fiesta Bowl, Loss, 7-35, Utah Utes
Conference Big East
Ranking
AP #25
2004 record 8-4 (4-2 Big East)
Head coach Walt Harris (8th year)
Offensive coordinator Walt Harris (1st year)
Offensive scheme Pro Offense
Defensive coordinator Paul Rhoads (5th year)
Base defense Multiple 8-Man Front
Home stadium Heinz Field
(Capacity: 64,450)
Seasons
« 2003 2005 »
2004 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#25 Pittsburgh §   4 2         8 4  
#21 Boston College §   4 2         9 3  
West Virginia §   4 2         8 4  
Syracuse §   4 2         6 6  
Connecticut   3 3         8 4  
Rutgers   1 5         4 7  
Temple   1 5         2 9  
† – BCS representative as champion
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2004 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 2004 college football season in which they won a share of The Big East Conference Championship and were awarded with a BCS berth to the 2005 Fiesta Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
Sat. Sep. 11 7:00 p.m. Ohio* Heinz FieldPittsburgh, PA W 24–3   46,401
Sat. Sep. 18 12:00 p.m. Nebraska* Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ABC L 17–24   40,133
Sat. Sep. 25 1:00 p.m. Furman* Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA W 41–38 OT  35,121
Thu. Sep. 30 7:00 p.m. at Connecticut Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, CT ESPN2 L 17–29   40,000
Sat. Oct. 9 12:00 p.m. at Temple Lincoln Financial FieldPhiladelphia, PA ESPN+ W 27–22   19,517
Sat. Oct. 16 12:00 p.m. Boston College Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN2 W 20–17 OT  34,071
Sat. Oct. 23 12:00 p.m. Rutgersdagger Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN+ W 41–17   41,232
Sat. Nov. 6 12:00 p.m. at Syracuse Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY (Rivalry) ESPN+ L 31–38 2OT  37,211
Sat. Nov. 13 2:30 p.m. at #24 Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN (Rivalry) NBC W 41–38   80,795
Thu. Nov. 25 8:00 p.m. #21 West Virginia Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA (Backyard Brawl) ESPN W 16–13   52,641
Sat. Dec. 4 11:00 a.m. at South Florida #19 Raymond James StadiumTampa, FL ESPN2 W 43–14   23,417
Sat. Jan. 1 8:30 p.m. vs. #5 Utah* #19 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ (Fiesta Bowl) ABC L 7–35   73,519
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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Coaching staff[edit]

2004 Pittsburgh Panthers football staff
Coaching Staff
  • Walt Harris - Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator
  • Bob Junko - Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Tackles
  • Paul Rhoads - Defensive Coordinator/Secondary
  • Bill Bleil - Tight Ends/Tackles
  • Curtis Bray - Linebackers
  • Pete Carmichael - Wide Receivers
  • Bryan Deal - Recruiting Coordinator/Specialists/Quarterbacks
  • Tom Freeman - Offensive Line/Run Game Coordinator
  • Wayne Moses - Running Backs
  • Charlie Partridge - Defensive Ends
  Support Staff
  • Chris LaSala - Assistant Athletic Director/Football Operations
  • Mike Antonoplos - Recruiting Assistant
  • Scott McCurley - Graduate Assistant
  • Jeff Ambrosie - Graduate Assistant
  Strength and Conditioning Staff
  • Mike Kent - Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Darren Honeycutt - Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

January 1, 2005 Fiesta Bowl
Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Rob Pettiti Tackle 6 209 Dallas Cowboys

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