“Street is a tall guy and Boyd, a young guy, but he’s explosive,” Beamer said. “They’ve got about 44 catches between them. That, and they’ve got a big ol’ offensive line, all over 6-6 except the center, and defensively they fly around and are aggressive. A good football team.”
Like Virginia Tech, the Panthers’ lone loss came to a top-five team in the first week of the season (a 41-13 setback against Florida State). Since then, Pittsburgh has shown it can win a shootout (58-55 at Duke) and prevail in a low-scoring affair (14-3 against Virginia).
“Both lost to a top-five football team and they’ve done very well since, so we’re on very similar paths in that regard,” Beamer said. “Big ballgame, conference game … it’s going to be a good game.”