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Post-Game Hangover: Backyard Brawl (11/26/11) Edition

Jared Wickerham deserves an award for this picture.
Jared Wickerham deserves an award for this picture.

What a glorious day to be a Mountaineer!!  On a beautiful, chilly fall night, our Mountaineers found a way to capture what could be the final Backyard Brawl despite numerous miscues.  Here's your post-game media coverage.  There's lot's of video today.

UPDATE: This just in: Tino Sunseri was just sacked....AGAIN.

UPDATE: Videos of the on field celebration has been added (courtesy of

Recaps and Features:

West Virginia batters Pittsburgh, remains in chase for automatic BCS berth - ESPN
Recap, stats, photos, video, etc

WVU 21, Pitt 20 - MSNsportsNET.Com
Dana Holgorsen was hired last December to light up the scoreboard, but tonight it was the Mountaineer defense that came up big in the second half of West Virginia's 21-20 victory over Pitt at Milan Puskar Stadium

Recap, video and gallery

Sack Exchange - MSNsportsNET.Com
This article was actually posted Friday morning before the game....boy, talk about prophetic; this guy ought to go into the predicting business

Backyard Heartbreak: Pitt Falls to WVU 21-20 - Cardiac Hill
From the Pitt blog perspective

A Brawl For All Time - BGN

WVU rides stout defense to win over Pitt - Big East Blog - ESPN
Miller had the most dominating performance of his career, in the final home game of his career, on his birthday no less, keying a stifling defensive effort to help the Mountaineers beat Pitt 21-20 on Friday night.

WVU football: Mountaineers come back, sack Pitt, 21-20 - Charleston Daily Mail
"It was pretty fun," Coach Dana Holgorsen said after his first game against the rival Panthers. "I don't have a voice. Fun. Good atmosphere. Gosh dang, that was fun. The sideline was unbelievable and obviously feeding off the crowd. The crowd got going in the second half. It was loud and rowdy and a lot of fun for the players. They had a great time down there."

WVU has just enough to nudge Pitt, stay in Big East, BCS chase - Charleston Daily Mail

Mountaineers defense enjoys sack party against Pitt in Backyard Brawl - PPG

Mountaineers edge Pitt in possibly final Backyard Brawl, 21-20 - PPG

Brawl to the finish - Charleston Gazette
Mountaineers rally from 20-7 deficit to beat Pitt 21-20

WVU players redeem, give fans something to remember - Charleston Gazette

Saved by the punt - Times West Virginian
Corey Smith helps turn things around as WVU rallies by Pitt in 21-20 thriller

HERTZEL COLUMN: Proof is in the pounding for WVU’s defense - Times West Virginian
All of that is terrible impressive … but 10 sacks, two short of the school record, and nine of them in the final 25 plays of the game.

West Virginia sacks Pitt in Backyard Brawl - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

West Virginia vs. Pittsburgh Game Recap - WVillustrated

West Virginia Rallies To Edge Rival Pitt - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
Defense stands tall, sacks Sunseri 10 times

Defense Tough When Needed, Keys WVU Victory - WVillustrated

Mountaineers nip Panthers, 21-20 - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
West Virginia defense records 10 sacks vs. Pitt

Mountaineers win ‘Brawl’ - Register-Herald
West Virginia escapes with 21-20 victory

WVU quarterback hits up record books in win - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Quarterback Geno Smith broke three West Virginia passing records, shattering the single-season marks for attempts, completions and passing yards.

Opinion-Lessons Learned from Backyard Brawl - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Notebook: Cincinnati holds key to Mountaineers' BCS hopes - Charleston Gazette - West Virginia News and Sports -



WVU vs. Pitt: Photo Gallery 1 - WVillustrated

Photo Gallery II: WVU vs Pitt - BGN



Head Coach Dana Holgorsen - Mountaineer TV
West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen talks about his team's 21-20 victory over Pitt.

Defensive Lineman Julian Miller - Mountaineer TV
Defensive lineman Julian Miller's postgame remarks after West Virginia defeated Pitt, 21-20, on Friday night.

Video: Analyzing Pitt-West Virginia - Big East Blog - ESPN
Bruce Irvin talks about West Virginia's 21-20 victory over Pitt.

Quarterback Geno Smith - Mountaineer TV
Quarterback Geno Smith's postgame remarks after West Virginia defeated Pitt, 21-20, on Friday night.

VIDEO: Pitt Post Game Interviews - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Casteel, Geno, Spain, Najee, Bruce, Tavon, Stedman and Julian

Video: Pitt Postgame - BGN
HCDH, Casteel, Stedman, Tavon and Bruce

Video: More Pitt Postgame - BGN
Geno, Najee and Spain

Postgame Player Interviews: The Backyard Brawl - WVillustrated
Casteel, Corey Smith, Najee, Bruce, Feigt, Stedman, Geno and Julian

Tales from The Tailgates: Backyard Brawl - WVillustrated
Former Mountaineer standouts Rasheed Marshall and Mortty Ivy join other West Virginia fans to talk about the Backyard Brawl and it's uncertain future.

The Dana Holgorsen Show - WVillustrated

VIDEO: Todd Graham Postgame - WVMETRONEWS.COM