Pitt faces likely their toughest opponent of the young season when they take on Bye Week at Heinz Field at noon on ESPN3. Unfortunately for the Panthers, they have never beaten Bye Week. And to top it all off, Steve Pederson had the audacity to schedule Bye Week twice. You thought the cries to replace Tino Sunseri were bad before - just wait until after Bye Week destroys Pitt's offensive line, sacks Sunseri again and again, and forces him to throw half a dozen picks.
But there are some things Pitt can work on to perhaps swing the match in their favor. Penalties have killed the Panthers in their past two games against Virginia Tech and Gardner-Webb and Pitt currently ranks 87th in FBS in penalty yards, averaging just under 70 yards a game. Coach Chryst has a way to fix that: