However, it was the Panthers running attack which took control of the game. Led by LeSean McCoy, who had 18 carries for 156 yards and 3 TD's, the Panthers running game totaled 244 yards on the ground with 5 TD's. The Panthers also a solid contribution on offense from one of the best freshman WR's in the country, Jonathan Baldwin. Baldwin, who is starting to get more and more time on the field had 3 receptions for 101 yards, and a TD.
Stopping the Navy option running attack was key coming into the game, and the Panthers were ready for it. Navy ran for 194 yards, but it took them 47 carries to do so. Either way, Navy is going to get a lot of rushing yards, you just can't let them beat you with that.
Pitt moves to 5-1 on the season, 2-0 in the Big East. We were #23 in the nation coming into this game, and will get better when the new polls are released today. Next week, the Panthers host Rutgers.