Win puts Pitt in the 700 club
A strong, fourth-quarter defensive stand by Pitt Saturday not only allowed it to hang on to a 26-19 victory over Virginia, but enabled the Panthers become the 19th school in FBS history to have 700 wins.
— ACC Digital Network (@theACCDN) October 10, 2015
Pitt quarterback Nate Peterman passed for 222 yards and two touchdowns, while running back Chris James rushed for 94 years.
With the victory over Virginia (1-4, 0-1 ACC), the Panthers improved to 4-1 (2-0 ACC) for the first time since 2009.
"Hopefully now we’ll get some respect around the country and people will start noticing this is a different team than we had in the past," tight end Scott Orndoff said.