Blue & Gold Classic Game Of The Week: 1982 West Virginia at Pitt

Blue & Gold Game Of The Week: 1982 West Virginia at Pitt


In the 104 versions of the Backyard Brawl, few have featured more star power than the Oct. 2, 1982 meeting when Jeff Hostetler and the No. 14 Mountaineers visited Dan Marino and the No. 2 Panthers. Darryl Talley helped WVU’s defense hold the high flying Pitt offense to just 16 points, but it wasn’t quite enough for West Virginia to pull off the upset in a game that went down to the final seconds.

It’s not often that we’ll feature a Mountaineer loss as one of our Blue & Gold classics, but the 1982 Backyard Brawl certainly rates as one of the most thrilling in the history of the rivalry, albeit a 16-14 WVU loss.

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