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2002 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

2002 Pittsburgh Panthers football
Insight Bowl Champions
Conference Big East
Coaches #18
AP #19
2002 record 9–4 (5–2 Big East)
Head coach Walt Harris (6th year)
Offensive coordinator J. D. Brookhart (3rd year)
Offensive scheme Pro Offense
Defensive coordinator Paul Rhoads (3rd year)
Base defense Multiple 4–3
Home stadium Heinz Field
(Capacity: 64,450)

The 2002 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 2002 college football season.


Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
Sat. Aug. 31 7:00 p.m. Ohio* Heinz FieldPittsburgh, PA W 27–14   41,579
Sat. Sep. 7 12:00 p.m. #20 Texas A&M* Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN L 12–14   45,489
Sat. Sep. 14 7:00 p.m. at UAB* Legion FieldBirmingham, AL W 26–20   15,027
Sat. Sep. 21 12:00 p.m. Rutgers Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN+ W 23–3   32,519
Sat. Sep. 28 1:30 p.m. Toledo* Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA W 37–19   39,713
Sat. Oct. 5 12:00 p.m. at Syracuse Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY (Rivalry) ESPN+ W 48–24   39,947
Sat. Oct. 12 2:30 p.m. at #8 Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN (Rivalry) NBC L 6–14   80,795
Sat. Oct. 26 12:00 p.m. Boston Collegedagger Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN+ W 19–16 OT  45,060
Sat. Nov. 2 7:30 p.m. at #3 Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA ESPN2 W 28–21   64,971
Sat. Nov. 9 12:00 p.m. Temple #22 Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN+ W 29–22   39,880
Thu. Nov. 21 7:30 p.m. at #1 Miami (FL) #17 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL ESPN L 21–28   64,897
Sat. Nov. 30 1:00 p.m. #24 West Virginia #17 Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA (Backyard Brawl) ABC L 17–24   66,731
Thu. Dec. 26 8:30 p.m. vs. Oregon State* #24 Bank One BallparkPhoenix, AZ (Insight Bowl) ESPN W 38–13   40,533
*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
Gerald Hayes Linebacker 3 70 Arizona Cardinals
Torrie Cox Defensive Back 6 205 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Bryan Anderson Guard 7 261 Chicago Bears

Awards and honors


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