2007 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

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2007 Pittsburgh Panthers football
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Conference Big East
2007 record 5-7 (3-4 Big East)
Head coach Dave Wannstedt (3rd year)
Offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh (3rd year)
Offensive scheme Pro Style
Defensive coordinator Paul Rhoads (8th year)
Base defense 4-3
Home stadium Heinz Field
(Capacity: 65,050)
Seasons
« 2006 2008 »
2007 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#6 West Virginia §   5 2         11 2  
#25 Connecticut §   5 2         9 4  
#17 Cincinnati   4 3         10 3  
South Florida   4 3         9 4  
Rutgers   3 4         8 5  
Louisville   3 4         6 6  
Pittsburgh   3 4         5 7  
Syracuse   1 6         2 10  
† – BCS representative as champion
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2007 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 2007 college football season. The biggest win this season took place on December 1. Pitt defeated #2 West Virginia 13-9.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
Sat. Sep. 1 6:00 p.m. Eastern Michigan* Heinz FieldPittsburgh, PA W 27-3   36,183
Sat. Sep. 8 12:00 p.m. Grambling* Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA W 34-10   30,852
Sat. Sep. 15 12:00 p.m. at Michigan State* Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ESPN L 14-17   68,620
Sat. Sep. 22 7:00 p.m. Connecticut Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ESPNU L 14-34   40,145
Sat. Sep. 29 7:00 p.m. at Virginia* Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA ESPNU L 14-44   60,888
Wed. Oct. 10 8:00 p.m. Navy* Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN L 45-48 2OT  30,103
Sat. Oct. 20 12:00 p.m. #23 Cincinnatidagger Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN+ W 24-17   33,423
Sat. Oct. 27 12:00 p.m. at Louisville Papa John's Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY ESPN+ L 17-24   34,792
Sat. Nov. 3 12:00 p.m. Syracuse Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN+ W 20-17   31,374
Sat. Nov. 17 12:00 p.m. at Rutgers Rutgers StadiumPiscataway, NJ ESPN+ L 16-20   43,531
Sat. Nov. 24 12:00 p.m. South Florida Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN+ L 37-48   31,123
Sat. Dec. 1 7:45 p.m. at #2 West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV (Backyard Brawl) ESPN W 13-9   60,100
*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]

2007 Pittsburgh Panthers football staff
Coaching Staff
  • Dave Wannstedt - Head Coach
  • Matt Cavanaugh - Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • Paul Rhoads - Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
  • Charlie Partridge - Linebackers/Special Teams
  • Brian Angelichio - Tight Ends
  • Chris Ball - Secondary
  • Paul Dunn - Offensive Line
  • Greg Gattuso - Defensive Line
  • Aubrey Hill - Receivers
  • David Walker - Running Backs
  Support Staff
  • Chris LaSala - Assistant Athletic Director/Football Operations
  • Bob Junko - Director of Football Operations and Program Enhancement
  • Joe Perri - Offensive Graduate Assistant/Offensive Line
  • Jeff Hafley - Defensive Graduate Assistant/Cornerbacks
  Strength and Conditioning Staff
  • Buddy Morris - Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • James Smith - Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Jeff Otah Tackle 1 19 Carolina Panthers
Mike McGlynn Tackle 4 109 Philadelphia Eagles
Kennard Cox Defensive Back 7 251 Buffalo Bills

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Pitt at Rutgers on November 17, 2007

Awards and honors[edit]

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