October 12, 2007

Bostick strong in loss

Granted, it was a Navy defense that has been susceptible to the pass all season long, but there's no denying that Pitt freshman quarterback Pat Bostick played his best game in the Panthers' 48-45 loss on Wednesday night.

In fact, Bostick and fellow freshman LeSean McCoy were the lone bright spots in an otherwise lackluster defeat.

"I really thought he handled himself well," Pitt head coach Dave Wannstedt said after the game. "They brought a lot of pressure at him tonight, they gave him a lot of different looks. For the most part, he made good decisions. He had the one throw that he underthrew Oderick on, but for the rest of the part, I was very pleased with Pat. Very pleased."

The "one throw" Wannstedt referred to was a deep pass to redshirt sophomore receiver Oderick Turner on Pitt's final play of the third quarter. The Panthers had the ball on their own 27, and Bostick threw down the right sideline to Turner. But the pass didn't carry enough and Navy defensive back Rashawn King intercepted it.

"I didn't put enough air under it," Bostick said after the game. "I didn't give him enough time to react to the ball and make a play.

"It wasn't as much an under-throw as I didn't put enough air under it. It was pretty much a jump ball and when it's a jump ball you throw it higher. I didn't do that."

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