After the Pittsburgh Panthers fell to the Utah Utes 26-14, it left many wondering what Pitt was doing on offense? Pitt's star running back Ray Graham had only 12 carries in a game that Pitt led by double digits for most of the first half. Meanwhile, Pitt chose to throw the ball a total of 30 times between Tino Sunseri and freshman Trey Anderson, with awful results.
Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review overheard an ESPN anchor talking about the game and play calling and relayed the message via his Twitter account.
#ESPN anchor just said: "I almost feel the need to apologize to our viewers for what they witnessed the past three hours, 19 minutes." #Pitt
Mark Madden of WXDX-FM in Pittsburgh argued on Twitter that head coach Todd Graham was showcasing his own offensive philosophy rather than doing what was best for the team.
TGraham is in this 4 himself. Showcasing "genius" 2potential employers, not try to W. Any coach can run the ball. #hioctane
Paul Zeise of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette questions Pitt's offensive play calling.
Third-and-2 - freshman QB and one of the best RB's in the nation in the backfield -- who do you think got the ball?
Seth Rorabaugh on his Twitter account @emptynetters relays a quote from the Pitt play-by-play man:
Play-by-play guy for Pitt game on Panthers' offense. "I might as well have this on tape. I can hit the button, 'Three and out.'"
It was an ugly game that will have the chattering class continuing to question Todd Graham's decision-making.