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         7 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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