September 9, 2007
Panthers strong in the red zone
Pitt's victory over Grambling on Saturday had its high points and its low points. Low points would include three turnovers and a combined 24 penalties for 199 yards for both teams. High points would include the play of LeSean McCoy, and Pitt's play on defense. The secondary forced three interceptions, and the running game held an opponent under 100 yards rushing for the second game in a row.
The biggest difference that was apparent on the scoreboard was Pitt holding Grambling out of the end zone on three of four attempts in the red zone. Those three missed attempts came inside Pitt's 10 yard-line.
"I thought defensively, we did some great things today," head coach Dave Wannstedt said. "We stopped them three or four times today, going for it on fourth and goal. We really overcame some adversity there. We found a way to play good defense the whole game."
With Pitt leading 31-10 in the third quarter, Grambling picked off a Kevan Smith pass and took over at the Pitt 46 yard-line.
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