Last night many gathered around the TV or poured into Heinz Field to watch Pittsburgh Panthers take on Florida State University. As I watched from my television it seemed as if the stadium was packed with an equal amount of FSU fans as there was Pitt fans. The game kicked off at 8:00pm and this was time where many would see how Pitt will transfer from playing in the Big East to the ACC. It seemed to be going well for Pitt in the very first minutes of the first half as Pitt scored the first touchdown setting the stadium on fire. This gave the fans hope that maybe they could actually have a chance as Pitt scored and started to defend well against FSU.
This theory soon came to a halt as FSU answered back with an easy throw in touchdown. Winston who is the quarter back for FSU played a great game with only 2 incomplete passes and throwing 4 touchdowns and ran in a touchdown himself. FSU simply dismantled the Panthers 41-13 last night and left everyone wondering if Pitt can survive in the ACC.
Pitt missed a lot of tackles, could not hold the line and the quarter back Savage threw two interceptions adding to the other turnover. These mistakes lead Pitt to such a devastating loss. But there was some highlights for Pitt including the university retiring Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals number last night at PItt.
All in all this was not a great season opener of Pitt and if they want to be able to have a winning season they may need to go back to the drawing boards and see how they can do better.