2005 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

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2005 Pittsburgh Panthers football
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Conference Big East
2005 record 5-6 (4-3 Big East)
Head coach Dave Wannstedt (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh (1st year)
Offensive scheme Pro Style
Defensive coordinator Paul Rhoads (6th year)
Base defense 4-3
Home stadium Heinz Field
(Capacity: 64,450)
Seasons
« 2004 2006 »
2005 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#5 West Virginia   7 0         11 1  
#19 Louisville   5 2         9 3  
South Florida   4 3         6 6  
Rutgers   4 3         8 5  
Pittsburgh   4 3         5 6  
Cincinnati   2 5         4 7  
Connecticut   2 5         5 6  
Syracuse   0 7         1 10  
† – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2005 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 2005 college football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
Sat. Sep. 3 8:00 p.m. Notre Dame* #23 Heinz FieldPittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) ABC L 21-42   66,451
Fri. Sep. 9 8:00 p.m. at Ohio* Peden StadiumAthens, OH ESPN2 L 10-16 OT  24,545
Sat. Sep. 17 3:30 p.m. at Nebraska* Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE ABC L 6-7   77,336
Sat. Sep. 24 2:00 p.m. Youngstown State* Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA W 41-0   43,135
Fri. Sep. 30 8:00 p.m. at Rutgers Rutgers StadiumPiscataway, NJ ESPN2 L 29-37   37,514
Sat. Oct. 8 2:00 p.m. Cincinnati Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA W 38-20   30,343
Sat. Oct. 15 2:00 p.m. South Florida Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN360 W 31-17   33,497
Sat. Oct. 22 12:00 p.m. Syracusedagger Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) ESPN+ W 34-17   33,059
Thu. Nov. 3 7:30 p.m. at #25 Louisville Papa John's Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY ESPN L 20-42   42,692
Sat. Nov. 12 12:00 p.m. Connecticut Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN+ W 24-0   35,145
Thu. Nov. 24 8:00 p.m. at #11 West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV (Backyard Brawl) ESPN L 13-45   52,997
*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]

2005 Pittsburgh Panthers football staff
Coaching Staff
  • Dave Wannstedt - Head Coach
  • Bob Junko - Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Tackles
  • Matt Cavanaugh - Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • Paul Rhoads - Defensive Coordinator/Secondary
  • Curtis Bray - Linebackers
  • Paul Dunn - Offensive Line
  • Greg Gattuso - Tight Ends/Recruiting Coordinator
  • Aubrey Hill - Receivers
  • Charlie Partridge - Defensive Ends/Special Teams
  • David Walker - Running Backs
  Support Staff
  • Chris LaSala - Assistant Athletic Director/Football Operations
  • Mike Antonoplos - Recruiting Assistant
  • Scott McCurley - Graduate Assistant
  • Jeff Ambrosie - Graduate Assistant
  • Zen Bliss - Under Grad Intern (Offense)
  Strength and Conditioning Staff
  • Mike Kent - Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Darren Honeycutt - Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

Team Players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Charles Spencer Guard 3 65 Houston Texans
Josh Lay Defensive Back 6 174 New Orleans Saints

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Awards and honors[edit]

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