Clinging to a landing lead towards Pitt, West Virginia soccer coach Neal Brown elected to ship his punter onto the sphere in a fourth-and-one scenario. The Panthers proceeded to make the most of the chance, marching down the sphere on a seven-play, 92-yard drive to tie the sport at 31. Throughout the drive, Mountaineers defensive again Wesley McCormick was ejected for concentrating on.
Then, after WVU’s J.T. Daniels’s quest to steer the Mountaineers’ offense to a pivotal late-game landing was halted by interception returned for a landing by Panthers’ MJ Devonshire with 2:58 to play within the fourth quarter, Brown’s earlier determination didn’t look favorable for his crew.
Nonetheless, Daniels and the Mountaineers earned one final probability to doubtlessly pressure time beyond regulation. Daniels tried to attach with Reese Smith on a move from the 28-yard-line that was reviewed and dominated a no catch. Consequently, the Panthers secured the 38–31 victory within the return of the primary Yard Brawl in 11 years.
Following the sport, Brown shared his frustration with the refereeing with reporters.
“Don’t ask me what concentrating on is. Don’t ask me what a catch is as a result of I don’t know,” Brown said, after the 2 contentious calls in the end contributed to West Virginia’s loss.
Pitt’s win snapped the Mountaineers’ three-game successful streak within the intense rivalry and gave Panthers their first victory towards WVU since 2008.
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