September 15, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers defensive back K'Waun Williams (2) and Panthers defensive lineman Devin Cook (92) tackle Virginia Tech Hokies wide receiver Marcus Davis (7) during the second quarter at Heinz Field. The Pittsburgh Panthers won 35-17. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE
Here are the video highlights from Pitt upsetting Virginia Tech. Tino Sunseri had an excellent Saturday to help Pittsburgh beat the Hokies.
The Pitt Panthers probably produced the most shocking result of the week when Virginia Tech strolled into Pittsburgh and got hammered 35-17. Pitt was ready to play after a tough loss last week, and they played with that chip that teams need when facing a generally stronger team. O
ne of the big reasons Pitt got going was Tino Sunseri producing an accurate performance. He found his receivers in various spots. Here are two of his best throws below.
Sunseri gave Virginia Tech a taste of what was to come by nailing Devin Street high and up to ensure the ball wouldn’t be intercepted, and Street proved he can nail that throw down.
Sunseri would then find Mike Shanahan on play-action for an excellent 40 yard gain which would help set up the second touchdown of the day for Pitt. Sunseri completed nearly 68% of his passes and throwing three touchdowns on the day. Sunseri had a strong day, but the real strength of Pitt (and the reason Sunseri was able to loosen up and have such a big Saturday) was their ground game. Pitt outrushed Virginia Tech by 200 yards, and you can see so many of those runs in action in this excellent team production video.