Former Big East rivals Pittsburgh and Miami meet Thursday night on ESPN in what must be an extremely competitive game with extreme reprecussions for the loser.
Both schools had been anticipated Sbobet Online challenge for the respective conference championship of its, but each has already suffered a non conference loss meaning anyone who goes down Thursday night falls to 1 2. The earlier betting line has the visiting Hurricanes favored by 3.5 points.
This is the very first time these 2 schools have played since Miami left the Big East in 2004. The Canes received that prior conference 28 14 like a three point road favorite on the betting line here at Heinz Field for the eighth straight victory of theirs with the Panthers and 14th and fifteen tries. Maybe its well worth noting that Pitt was outgained in 5 of the previous 6 meetings and done and so by an average of 185 yards a game.
There’s a coaching link here as Pitt HC Wannstedt served as defensive coordinator at Coral Gables under Jimmy Johnson from 1986 88. Miami HC Shannon was a starting LB on the 1987 staff.
Back to this season, both squads had hoped to come into this particular game unbeaten. Miami’s loss was much more excusable as it came playing at #2 Ohio State 12 days ago.
“The U” didn’t cover as 8.5 point underdogs in the 36 24 defeat. Said Shannon, “Ohio State is an excellent football team, an excellent football team, though we made a lot of mistakes we did not give ourselves a chance.”
Those blunders Shannon spoke of included 8 penalties as well as 4 interceptions thrown by QB Jacory Harris.
Miami continues to be a bad college football pick ()under their present head coach – at Virginia Tech (twice), Florida St, Ohio as well as Oklahoma State – they have been outscored by a whopping 188 61 margin while going 0 5 ATS. Harris threw seventeen INT’s year that is previous, so that is one more thing to always keep a watch on.