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Pitt's Deep Defense Takes Charge

Pitt's Deep Defense Takes Charge

The Pitt football team has a long way to go to regain respect for its defense, but if its debut performance against Eastern Michigan is an indication about what to expect in the future the Panthers are well on their way.

Pittsburgh gave up just three points against EMU, 39 yards rushing (1.7 per carry) and 145 total yards. It was so stifling a performance by the Panthers defense that coordinator Paul Rhoads had to nit-pick through video of the game just to find any mistakes. "We missed two tackles overall on defense for 11 extra yards,'' Rhoads said. "And any time you do that at any level, you should be pleased...

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