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 conference 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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Personnel[edit]

2004 Pittsburgh Panthers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 49 Acierno, JustinJustin Acierno Jr
TE 84 Buches, SteveSteve Buches So
RB 38 Campbell, KellenKellen Campbell Fr
WR Chandler, KelvinKelvin Chandler Fr
WR 4 DelSardo, JoeJoe DelSardo Fr
QB Flacco, JoeJoe Flacco Fr
RB 2 Furman, MarcusMarcus Furman Jr
TE 45 Gill, ErikErik Gill Jr
WR 81 Kinder, DerekDerek Kinder Fr
RB 43 Kirkley, RaymondRaymond Kirkley Jr
WR 86 Lee, GregGreg Lee So
OL Maiers, MattMatt Maiers
RB Mason, BrandonBrandon Mason Fr
RB 26 McCray, DarrenDarren McCray Jr
OL 75 McGlynn, MikeMike McGlynn Fr
RB 40 Mikula, TomTom Mikula So
RB 23 Murphy, TimTim Murphy Jr
QB 3 Palko, TylerTyler Palko So
OL 78 Petitti, RobRob Petitti Sr
RB 41 Pettiford, JohnJohn Pettiford Fr
WR 7 Richardson, AllenAllen Richardson Fr
OL 60 Simonitis, JohnJohn Simonitis So
OL 56 Spencer, CharlesCharles Spencer Jr
QB 14 Strong, DarrellDarrell Strong Fr
C 68 Villani, JoeJoe Villani Fr
OL Williams, DaleDale Williams
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DL 41 Beagnyam, AzzieAzzie Beagnyam So
LB 44 Bennett, BrianBrian Bennett So
LB 51 Blades, H.B.H.B. Blades So
DL 98 Botts, VernonVernon Botts Fr
LB 24 Brady, JameelJameel Brady Fr
DB 46 Bryant, SamSam Bryant So
DB 21 Carter, ReggieReggie Carter So
DL 58 Clermond, JoeJoe Clermond Fr
DB 5 Cox, KennardKennard Cox Fr
DL 96 Crochunis, VinceVince Crochunis Sr
DB 31 Gilliard, TylerTyler Gilliard Sr
DL 95 Hill, KeithKeith Hill Jr
DL 93 Holthaus, JakeJake Holthaus Sr
LB 9 Horne, J.J.J.J. Horne Jr
DL 52 Idoko, RonRon Idoko Fr
DB 12 Lay, BernardBernard Lay Jr
LB 19 Malley, KeithKeith Malley Fr
DL 41 McKillop, ChrisChris McKillop Fr
DB 20 Morris, TezTez Morris Jr
DB 10 Phillips, MikeMike Phillips Fr
LB 6 Postell, MalcolmMalcolm Postell Sr
DB Richardson, AllenAllen Richardson
DB 25 Revis, DarrelleDarrelle Revis Fr
LB 30 Roseberry, DougDoug Roseberry Fr
DL 54 Sallett, CharlesCharles Sallett So
LB 17 Session, ClintClint Session So
DL 88 Smith, KyleKyle Smith Fr
DL 55 Smith, ThomasThomas Smith Jr
DL 94 Stephens, DanDan Stephens Sr
DL 91 Tillman, PhilPhil Tillman Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 18 Brytus, DaveDave Brytus Fr
PK 22 Cummings, JoshJosh Cummings Jr
P 18 Graessle, AdamAdam Graessle So
P 8 Krut, NickNick Krut Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Jeff Ambrosie
  • Mike Antonoplos
  • Bill Bleil
  • Curtis Bray
  • Pete Carmichael
  • Bryan Deal
  • Tom Freeman
  • Darren Honeycutt
  • Bob Junko
  • Mike Kent
  • Scott McCurley
  • Wayne Moses
  • Charlie Partridge
  • Paul Rhoads

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: 2015-12-20

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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