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The Pittsburgh Panthers moved to 4-2 on the season with a 35-24 win over Old Dominion. Pitt was trailing 10-0 at the end of the 1st quarter, but battled back to lead 21-10 at halftime. Isaac Bennett led the way for the Panthers, rushing for 240 yards and 3 touchdowns on 30 carries.
TE Manasseh Garner impressed the fans at Heinz Field with this incredible touchdown catch. QB Tom Savage threw where only Garner could catch it, and the receiver somehow managed to keep his feet inbounds while making the catch!
Pitt hosts Old Dominion on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Heinz Field. For continuous updates and behind the scenes coverage, follow the @GoPittFootball account on Twitter and Instagram and the Pitt Panthers Facebook page. The game will also be broadcast live on Regional Networks including ROOT Sports locally.
Also on Saturday, the Pitt women's basketball team will be hosting "Hoops at Heinz" as part of the pregame festivities at the World's Largest Family Tailgate on Art Rooney Avenue. Led by first year head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio, the women's team will be running a series of interactive basketball drills for young fans from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The basketball event is free and open to all fans.
A schedule of gameday events, as well as some reminders are below. Please remember that the new bag policy is in effect and pay special consideration to the section on seat cushions. We will not have representatives providing clear bags in the parking lots from this point moving forward so please make plans in advance. Additionally, you will need to have a paper ticket for admission to Heinz Field.
Lawn Student Tailgate: 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
World's Largest Family Tailgate: 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
Stage AE - All Fans Welcome: 4 p.m.
Hoops at Heinz -- Pitt Women's Basketball: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Pitt Band Pregame Concert (Gate A): 6 p.m.
March To Victory Parade: 6 p.m.
PantherVision Intro Video: 6:52 p.m.
Kickoff, Pitt vs. Old Dominion: 7 p.m.
Game Broadcast: Regional Networks (ROOT Sports in Pittsburgh)
Check links here for directions to Heinz Field, information on parking and the student shuttle. Parking lots will open five hours prior to kickoff. Also, continue to check traffic updates for Saturday.
Pitt's digital ticketing system comes with a multitude of capabilities. One important component is that fans are able to share their tickets if they are unable to attend a game. Fans can share tickets with friends and family, sell their tickets online, or donate to a charity. For more information, visit the ticket center.
Will Call will open three hours prior to kickoff this season at Gate A. Walk-up ticket sales will take place at Gate B.
Pitt fans are asked to arrive early to the stadium due to enhanced security measures, which includes a handheld metal detector. The detector will replace pat-downs. Express lanes will be available for fans that are not carrying items into Heinz Field.
For additional information on the game this weekend, visit Game Day Central.
By RJ Sepich
2012-13 Old Dominion Season Review
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The Wilder File
Taking a look at the Monarchs
2. Running game also packs a punch - Leading rusher Tyree Lee (864 yards) returns for his junior season as the Monarchs' starting tailback. While Old Dominion's offense revolves around the passing game, it certainly isn't a one-dimensional attack. Monarch ball carriers posted 2,007 yards and 34 touchdowns on the ground last season, with the shifty Heinicke also a threat to scramble for yardage when passing plays break down.
Keys to Victory
2. Get to Heinicke - There's no denying that Old Dominion's quarterback had a sensational season in 2012. But Heinicke did throw 14 interceptions last season, which shows that he can be mistake-prone. If Aaron Donald and the rest of the Pitt defensive line can put pressure on Heinicke and get the passing lanes of the 6-foot-1 signal caller, the Monarch passing attack could be in for a rough day. However, if the Panthers can't get in the ODU backfield, the reigning FCS Player of the Year has the ability to likewise make it a long day for the Pitt secondary.
2. Control the ball on offense - Perhaps the best way to ensure that Old Dominion's star quarterback doesn't have a big day would be to keep him off the field as much as possible. The Monarch defense struggled to hold opponents off the scoreboard for much of last season, and Pitt must take advantage of that fact when it has the football. Establishing the running game, dominating the line of scrimmage, sustaining long drives on offense and winning the time-of-possession battle will all be crucial for Coach Paul Chryst's team.
Check back for a preview of Pitt's Week Seven Opponent, Navy.