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2004 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

The 2004 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 2004 NCAA Division I-A football season. Pittsburgh won a share of The Big East Conference championship and were awarded with a BCS berth to the 2005 Fiesta Bowl.

2004 Pittsburgh Panthers football
Pitt Panthers wordmark.svg
Big East co-champion
Fiesta Bowl, L 7–35 vs. Utah
ConferenceBig East Conference
Ranking
APNo. 25
2004 record8–4 (4–2 Big East)
Head coachWalt Harris (8th season)
Offensive coordinatorWalt Harris (1st season)
Offensive schemePro-style
Defensive coordinatorPaul Rhoads (5th season)
Base defenseMultiple 8-man front
Home stadiumHeinz Field
(Capacity: 64,450)
Seasons
← 2003
2005 →
2004 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 25 Pittsburgh $+   4 2         8 4  
No. 21 Boston College +   4 2         9 3  
West Virginia +   4 2         8 4  
Syracuse +   4 2         6 6  
Connecticut   3 3         8 4  
Rutgers   1 5         4 7  
Temple   1 5         2 9  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 117:00 p.m.Ohio*W 24–346,401
September 1812:00 p.m.Nebraska*
  • Heinz Field
  • Pittsburgh, PA
ABCL 17–2440,133
September 251:00 p.m.Furman*
  • Heinz Field
  • Pittsburgh, PA
W 41–38 OT35,121
September 307:00 p.m.at ConnecticutESPN2L 17–2940,000
October 912:00 p.m.at TempleESPN+W 27–2219,517
October 1612:00 p.m.Boston College
  • Heinz Field
  • Pittsburgh, PA
ESPN2W 20–17 OT34,071
October 2312:00 p.m.Rutgers 
  • Heinz Field
  • Pittsburgh, PA
ESPN+W 41–1741,232
November 612:00 p.m.at SyracuseESPN+L 31–38 2OT37,211
November 132:30 p.m.at No. 24 Notre Dame*NBCW 41–3880,795
November 258:00 p.m.No. 21 West Virginia
ESPNW 16–1352,641
December 411:00 a.m.at South Florida*No. 19ESPN2W 43–1423,417
January 18:30 p.m.vs. No. 5 Utah*No. 19ABCL 7–3573,519
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

PersonnelEdit

2004 Pittsburgh Panthers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 49 Justin Acierno Jr
TE 84 Steve Buches So
RB 38 Kellen Campbell Fr
WR Kelvin Chandler Fr
WR Steven Brana Fr
WR 4 Joe DelSardo Fr
QB Joe Flacco Fr
RB 2 Marcus Furman Jr
TE 45 Erik Gill Jr
WR 81 Derek Kinder Fr
RB 43 Raymond Kirkley Jr
WR 86 Greg Lee So
OL Matt Maiers
RB Brandon Mason Fr
RB 26 Darren McCray Jr
OL 75 Mike McGlynn Fr
RB 40 Tom Mikula So
RB 23 Tim Murphy Jr
QB 3 Tyler Palko So
OL 78 Rob Petitti Sr
RB 41 John Pettiford Fr
WR 7 Allen Richardson Fr
OL 60 John Simonitis So
OL 56 Charles Spencer Jr
QB 14 Darrell Strong Fr
C 68 Joe Villani Fr
OL Dale Williams
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DL 41 Azzie Beagnyam So
LB 44 Brian Bennett So
LB 51 H.B. Blades So
DL 98 Vernon Botts Fr
LB 24 Jameel Brady Fr
DB 46 Sam Bryant So
DB 21 Reggie Carter So
DL 58 Joe Clermond Fr
DB 5 Kennard Cox Fr
DL 96 Vince Crochunis Sr
DB 31 Tyler Gilliard Sr
DL 95 Keith Hill Jr
DL 93 Jake Holthaus Sr
LB 9 J.J. Horne Jr
DL 52 Ron Idoko Fr
DB 12 Bernard Lay Jr
LB 19 Keith Malley Fr
DL 41 Chris McKillop Fr
DB 20 Tez Morris Jr
DB 10 Mike Phillips Fr
LB 6 Malcolm Postell Sr
DB Allen Richardson
DB 25 Darrelle Revis Fr
LB 30 Doug Roseberry Fr
DL 54 Charles Sallett So
LB 17 Clint Session So
DL 88 Kyle Smith Fr
DL 55 Thomas Smith Jr
DL 94 Dan Stephens Sr
DL 91 Phil Tillman Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK 22 Josh Cummings Jr
P 18 Adam Graessle So
P 8 Nick Krut Fr
LB 43 Michael Toomalatai Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Jeff Ambrosie
  • Mike Antonoplos
  • Bill Bleil
  • Curtis Bray
  • Pete Carmichael
  • Bryan Deal
  • Tom Freeman
  • Darren Honeycutt
  • Bob Junko
  • Mike Kent
  • Scott McCurley
  • Wayne Moses
  • Charlie Partridge
  • Paul Rhoads

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Roster
Last update: 2015-12-20

Team players drafted into the NFLEdit

 
January 1, 2005 Fiesta Bowl
Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Rob Pettiti Tackle 6 209 Dallas Cowboys

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2009-10-07.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)