2013 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

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2013 Pittsburgh Panthers football
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Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Champions
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Coastal Division
2013 record 7–6 (3–5 ACC)
Head coach Paul Chryst (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph (2nd year)
Offensive scheme Pro Style
Defensive coordinator Matt House (1st as coordinator; 2nd overall year)
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Heinz Field
(Capacity: 65,500)
Seasons
« 2012 2014 »
2013 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic
#1 Florida State x   8 0         14 0  
#8 Clemson   7 1         11 2  
Syracuse   4 4         7 6  
Boston College   4 4         7 6  
Maryland   3 5         7 6  
Wake Forest   2 6         4 8  
NC State   0 8         3 9  
Coastal
#23 Duke x   6 2         10 4  
Miami   5 3         9 4  
Virginia Tech   5 3         8 5  
Georgia Tech   5 3         7 6  
North Carolina   4 4         7 6  
Pittsburgh   3 5         7 6  
Virginia   0 8         2 10  
Championship: Florida State 45, Duke 7
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll
Pitt starting quarterback Tom Savage handing off during the Georgia Tech game

The 2013 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Panthers were led by head coach Paul Chryst and played their home games at Heinz Field. They are a member of the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. This was Pitt's first season as a member of the ACC after belonging to the Big East since 1991. Pitt went to the 2013 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, beating Bowling Green on a field goal by Chris Blewitt in the final two minutes. Running back, James Conner, rushed for 229 yards and broke a Pittsburgh bowl record previously held by Tony Dorsett. [1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
Mon. Sep. 2 8:00 p.m. #11 Florida State Heinz FieldPittsburgh, PA ESPN L 13–41   65,500
Sat. Sep. 14 12:30 p.m. New Mexico* Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ACCN W 49–27   40,249
Sat. Sep. 21 12:30 p.m. at Duke Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, NC ACCN W 58–55   22,714
Sat. Sep. 28 12:30 p.m. Virginiadagger Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ACCRSN W 14–3   48,425
Sat. Oct. 12 12:00 p.m. at #24 Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA ESPNU L 9–19   64,954
Sat. Oct. 19 7:00 p.m. Old Dominion* Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ACCRSN W 35–24   38,462
Sat. Oct. 26 1:00 p.m. at Navy* Navy–Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD CBSSN L 21–24   37,094
Sat. Nov. 2 7:00 p.m. at Georgia Tech Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, GA ESPNU L 10–21   52,312
Sat. Nov. 9 8:00 p.m. #24 Notre Dame* Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ABC W 28–21   65,500
Sat. Nov. 16 12:30 p.m. North Carolina Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ACCN L 27–34   50,049
Sat. Nov. 23 12:30 p.m. at Syracuse Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY ACCN W 17–16   35,317
Fri. Nov. 29 3:30 p.m. Miami (FL) Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ABC L 31–41   40,003
Thu. Dec. 26 6:00 p.m. vs. Bowling Green* Ford FieldDetroit, MI (Little Caesars Pizza Bowl) ESPN W 30–27   26,259
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Coaching staff[edit]

2013 Pittsburgh Panthers football staff
Coaching Staff   Support Staff
  • Chris LaSala – Assistant Athletic Director/Football Operations
  • Bob Junko – Director of Football Relations and Program Enhancement
  • Hank Poteat – Defensive Graduate Assistant
  • Nate Tice – Offensive Graduate Assistant
  • Mickey Turner – Offensive Graduate Assistant
  • Spencer Whipple – Defensive Graduate Assistant
  Strength and Conditioning Staff
  • Todd Rice – Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Ross Kolodziej – Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Shaun Snee – Strength & Conditioning Graduate Assistant

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Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club

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