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1991 Pittsburgh Panthers football team


1991 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

1991 Pittsburgh Panthers football
Conference Big East
1991 record 6–5 (3–2 Big East)
Head coach Paul Hackett (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Bill Meyers (2nd year)
Offensive scheme Multiple Pro
Defensive coordinator Fred von Appen (2nd year)
Base defense Multiple
Home stadium Pitt Stadium
(Capacity: 56,500)

The 1991 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 1991 college football season. This was Pitt's first season as a football member of the Big East. They had been an independent since 1890.


Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
Sat. Aug. 31 7:30 p.m. at West Virginia Backyard Brawl) ESPN W 34–3   68,041
Sat. Sep. 7 1:30 p.m. Southern Miss* Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 35–14   34,756
Sat. Sep. 14 12:00 p.m. Temple #24 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA Big East W 26–7   31,084
Sat. Sep. 28 3:30 p.m. at Minnesota* #18 Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN ABC W 14–13   39,511
Sat. Oct. 5 1:30 p.m. Maryland* #17 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 24–20   38,328
Sat. Oct. 12 1:30 p.m. at #7 Notre Dame* #12 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN (Rivalry) NBC L 7–42   59,075
Sat. Oct. 19 1:30 p.m. #24 Syracusedagger #20 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) L 27–31   42,707
Sat. Oct. 26 1:30 p.m. at #20 East Carolina* #23 Dowdy–Ficklen StadiumGreenville, NC L 23–24   36,000
Sat. Nov. 2 12:00 p.m. at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA Big East L 12–38   25,872
Sat. Nov. 9 12:00 p.m. Rutgers Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA Big East W 22–17   19,680
Thu. Nov. 28 11:00 a.m. #6 Penn State* Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) ABC L 20–32   52,219
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


Coaching staff

Team players drafted into the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Sean Gilbert Defensive Tackle 1 3 Los Angeles Rams
Steve Israel Defensive Back 2 30 Los Angeles Rams
Ricardo McDonald Linebacker 4 88 Cincinnati Bengals
Jeff Christy Center 4 91 Phoenix Cardinals
Keith Hamilton Defensive Tackle 4 99 New York Giants
Dave Moore Tight End 7 191 Miami Dolphins

Awards and honors


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