It's finally here. Pitt week...and I for one am very excited.
I was nervous watching Kent State move the ball on the ground in the first half, and all I kept thinking about was what Pitt might be able to do us in a week. But then I saw the stats from Pitt's game. They ran for 86 yards against an FCS opponent. I know Villanova is a good FCS team, but they are an FCS team nonetheless. Pitt averaged 2.5 yards per carry last week. Our D-line, as inexperienced as it may be, is still undoubtedly better than the Nova D-line. So am I wrong to say that I am feeling confident that we can do enough defensively to win this game?
Maybe we lose because their defense comes out and just beats the hell out of our O-line, but I saw enough from the offense this week to feel confident that we can be effective against a decent defense. Vegas still likes Pitt to win this game, but I'm obviously drinking that blue kool aid. So tell me why I should pump the brakes on my optimism this week.