2007 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

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2007 Pittsburgh Panthers football
Pitt Panthers wordmark.svg
Conference Big East Conference
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  
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 conference champion
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2007 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The biggest win of the season took place on December 1 when Pittsburgh defeated rival #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 13–17   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. No. 23 Cincinnatidagger Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA (River City Rivalry) 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 (Rivalry) 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 No. 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.

Coaching staff[edit]

2007 Pittsburgh Panthers football staff
Coaching Staff   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

Game summaries[edit]

Eastern Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
E. Michigan 3 0 0 0 3
• Pittsburgh 7 7 7 6 27

[1]

Grambling State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Grambling St 7 3 0 0 10
• Pittsburgh 21 10 3 0 34

[2]

Michigan State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Pittsburgh 0 7 3 3 13
• Michigan St 0 14 0 3 17

[3]

Connecticut[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Connecticut 10 17 0 7 34
Pittsburgh 0 7 0 7 14

[4]

Virginia[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Pittsburgh 0 7 0 7 14
• Virginia 27 3 0 14 44

[5]

Navy[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT 2OT Total
• Navy 7 14 14 3 7 3 48
Pittsburgh 7 14 10 7 7 0 45

[6]

Cincinnati[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cincinnati 10 7 0 0 17
• Pittsburgh 3 7 3 11 24

[7]

Louisville[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Pittsburgh 0 7 0 10 17
• Louisville 7 7 3 7 24

[8]

Syracuse[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Syracuse 0 3 7 7 17
• Pittsburgh 0 10 0 10 20

[9]

Rutgers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Pittsburgh 10 0 3 3 16
• Rutgers 10 7 0 3 20

[10]

Pitt at Rutgers on November 17, 2007

South Florida[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• South Florida 7 3 17 21 48
Pittsburgh 7 7 0 23 37

[11]

West Virginia[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Pittsburgh 0 3 7 3 13
West Virginia 0 7 0 2 9
  • Date: December 1
  • Location: Milan Puskar Stadium
  • Game start: 7:45 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 60,100
  • Television network: ESPN

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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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Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

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  13. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/2008.htm