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Saturday, October 15, 2005

USF-Pittsburgh

today, 2 p.m, ESPN 360

The Game: This is an interesting rivalry because USF scored a major upset in the fifth year of the program with a 35-26 victory over Pitt in 2001. Last year Pitt finally got revenge, and got it in a big way with a 43-14 win in Tampa. Now both teams are in the same conference and already it seems like both teams don't like each other.

The Players: USF quarterback Pat Julmiste has been terrible on the road. He was 8-for-25 with three interceptions against Miami two weeks ago and most of his mistakes came in the first six minutes. Meanwhile Pitt is waiting for the Tyler Palko-Greg Lee connection to warm up.

The Numbers: USF's Andre Hall is among the Big East leaders in rushing with 519 yards. Palko is on pace to throw for half the yards he threw for last year.

The Line: Opened at Pittsburgh -2, it's now a Pick 'em

The Forecast: It's all about the first five minutes with USF. If they can avoid the turnovers and bad field position, they will win.

The Pick: USF 24, Pittsburgh 17

Posted by TPrincess 12:05 PM ||
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