2013 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

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2013 Pittsburgh Panthers football
Pitt Panthers wordmark.svg
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl champion
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionCoastal Division
2013 record7–6 (3–5 ACC)
Head coachPaul Chryst (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorJoe Rudolph (2nd season)
Offensive schemePro-style
Defensive coordinatorMatt House (1st as coordinator; 2nd overall season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumHeinz Field
(Capacity: 65,500)
Seasons
← 2012
2014 →
2013 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. 1 Florida State x$#   8 0         14 0  
No. 8 Clemson %   7 1         11 2  
Boston College   4 4         7 6  
Syracuse   4 4         7 6  
Maryland   3 5         7 6  
Wake Forest   2 6         4 8  
NC State   0 8         3 9  
Coastal Division
No. 23 Duke x   6 2         10 4  
Miami   5 3         9 4  
Virginia Tech   5 3         8 5  
Georgia Tech   5 3         7 6  
North Carolina   4 4         7 6  
Pittsburgh   3 5         7 6  
Virginia   0 8         2 10  
Championship: Florida State 45, Duke 7
  • # – BCS National Champion
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll
Pitt starting quarterback Tom Savage handing off during the Georgia Tech game

The 2013 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Panthers were led by head coach Paul Chryst and played their home games at Heinz Field. They were a member of the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. This was Pitt's first season as a member of the ACC after being a member of the Big East since 1991. They finished the season 7–6, 3–5 in ACC play to finish in sixth place in the Coastal Division. Pitt was invited to the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, beating Bowling Green on a field goal by Chris Blewitt in the final two minutes. Running back, James Conner, rushed for 229 yards and broke a Pittsburgh bowl record previously held by Tony Dorsett.[1]

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 28:00 p.m.No. 11 Florida StateESPNL 13–4165,500
September 1412:30 p.m.New Mexico*
  • Heinz Field
  • Pittsburgh, PA
ACCNW 49–2740,249
September 2112:30 p.m.at DukeACCNW 58–5522,714
September 2812:30 p.m.Virginiadagger
  • Heinz Field
  • Pittsburgh, PA
ACCRSNW 14–348,425
October 1212:00 p.m.at No. 24 Virginia TechESPNUL 9–1964,954
October 197:00 p.m.Old Dominion*
  • Heinz Field
  • Pittsburgh, PA
ACCRSNW 35–2438,462
October 261:00 p.m.at Navy*CBSSNL 21–2437,094
November 27:00 p.m.at Georgia TechESPNUL 10–2152,312
November 98:00 p.m.No. 24 Notre Dame*
  • Heinz Field
  • Pittsburgh, PA (rivalry)
ABCW 28–2165,500
November 1612:30 p.m.North Carolina
  • Heinz Field
  • Pittsburgh, PA
ACCNL 27–3450,049
November 2312:30 p.m.at SyracuseACCNW 17–1635,317
November 293:30 p.m.Miami (FL)
  • Heinz Field
  • Pittsburgh, PA
ABCL 31–4140,003
December 266:00 p.m.vs. Bowling Green*ESPNW 30–2726,259
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Coaching staff[edit]

2013 Pittsburgh Panthers football staff
Coaching Staff   Support Staff
  • Chris LaSala – Assistant Athletic Director/Football Operations
  • Bob Junko – Director of Football Relations and Program Enhancement
  • Hank Poteat – Defensive Graduate Assistant
  • Nate Tice – Offensive Graduate Assistant
  • Mickey Turner – Offensive Graduate Assistant
  • Spencer Whipple – Defensive Graduate Assistant
  Strength and Conditioning Staff
  • Todd Rice – Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Ross Kolodziej – Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Shaun Snee – Strength and Conditioning Graduate Assistant

[2]

Roster[edit]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Aaron Donald Defensive Tackle 1 13 St. Louis Rams
Tom Savage Quarterback 4 135 Houston Texans
Devin Street Wide Receiver 5 146 Dallas Cowboys

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Conner Leads Pitt To 30-27 Win Over Bowling Green". Advisories. December 26, 2013. Retrieved December 27, 2013.
  2. ^ "Pitt Panthers Spring Prospectus" (PDF). Grfx.cstv.com. 2013. Retrieved April 11, 2018.