5-3 (3-1) Pitt came to West Virgina 71 (3-1)for the annual Backyard Brawl this week. And left WV looking like they got into a brawl with Chuck Liddell and Mike Tyson. WV landed the first 5 punches of the brawl which left the Panthers staggering but still on their feet. Pitt connected on a long bomb halfway thru the 2nd quarter and scored on a miracle fumble return as time expired in the half. Junior tailback Shawne Alston fumbled the ball while WV was just trying to run the clock out deep in their own territory. The Panthers went into the locker room at half down 21 but with all the momentum in their favor. WV defense would tighten up in the 3rd as they shut Pitt out and the offense was able to add a score of their own to put the lead back to 28. Sunseri, Pitts QB, would then channel the ghost of Marino as he lit the WV secondary up for over 200 yards of 4th quarter passing. But a costly pick 6 after getting the Panthers across midfield down then only 14 would seal the deal. -the difference maker WV Junior ROLB Bruce Irvin, 2 long pick 6's, thats a 28 point swing. Which was the margin of victory. 56-28.