Pitt Vs. West Virginia Final Score: 'Eers Win, Brawl Stalled

Another one of the nation's best rivalries is up in the air due to conference realignment, but if the Backyard Brawl takes a hiatus, WVU will have bragging rights for the duration.

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Pitt Vs. West Virginia Final Score: Mountaineers Rally Back To Win The 104th Backyard Brawl 21-20

The Pittsburgh Panthers held a 17-7 lead at halftime, but the West Virginia Mountaineers didn't pack it up in the heated "Backyard Brawl" rivalry game. The Mountaineers picked up two rushing touchdowns on the legs of running back Shawne Alston. The touchdowns gave the 'Eers a late 21-20 lead. The Panthers defense forced the ball back to the Panthers late in the fourth quarter, however.

The Panthers got the ball with a little over a minute left in the football game. Quarterback Tino Sunseri looked like he hit a deep pass down the sideline, but after review the catch was overturned and ruled incomplete. The Pitt implosion then went full force. Sunseri was rushed when he dropped back to threw and seemingly just spiked the football on the ground five yards in front of him and was flagged for intentional grounding, which not only lost a down for the Panthers but forced a 10-second runoff. On the next play, Sunseri dropped back, rolled out... then inexplicably went down and took a sack. On the final play of the game, Sunseri stepped up in the pocket to avoid the rush but couldn't feel the WVU defender bearing down on him and the ball was stripped, with an offensive lineman picking the ball up and running for his life to try and get a first down. He was cut down short.

West Virginia escapes the Backyard Brawl with a win and their BCS bowl hopes still alive.

For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit Pittsburgh blog Cardiac Hill and West Virginia blog The Smoking Musket. Here’s the complete Week 13 college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub for more.

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Pitt Vs. West Virginia Halftime Score: Panthers Defense Dominates, Pitt Leads 17-7

The Pittsburgh Panthers and the West Virginia Mountaineers kicked off in the annual "Bakyard Brawl" game between the two heated rivals. The Panthers jumped out to an early 14-0 lead thanks to two rushing touchdowns by Panthers running backs, including a 1-yard touchdown run by Zack Brown. The Panthers offense didn't really dominate the 'Eers defense, but they got the ball back enough times to put points on the board.

The Panthers defense however stifled the Mointaineers offense for much of the first half. The 'Eers didn't convert a third down until nearly the second quarter. Outside of a long touchdown pass from quarterback Geno Smith to wide receiver Stedman Bailey, West Virginia couldn't get much going. On Bailey's touchdown catch, it looked like it would simply be just a long gain, but he stiff armed a Pitt defender and made his way to the endzone. The Panthers tacked on a field goal however and lead 17-7 at the half.

For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit Pittsburgh blog Cardiac Hill and West Virginia blog The Smoking Musket. Here’s the complete Week 13 college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub for more.

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Pitt Vs. West Virginia Game Time, TV Schedule, Spread And More

West Virginia is still in the hunt for the Big East Championship, but Pittsburgh can play spoiler against their bitter rivals in the Backyard Brawl.

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