November 26, 2011

Five keys to victory: Pitt

West Virginia scored a 21-20 victory over Pittsburgh in the 104th edition of the Backyard Brawl Friday night, and here's WVSports.com's five keys to the victory.

5. Negating the Pittsburgh rush. West Virginia struggled at times during the first-half especially with protecting Geno Smith. But the Mountaineers did a much better job in the second-half utilizing screens and short passes, while running the football to keep the Panthers out of the backfield and string together the two winning drive.

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