ESPN’s College Gameday Predicts WVU/Pitt Game

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — The West Virginia Mountaineers will play host to the hated Pitt Panthers tonight in the Backyard Brawl.  Here’s how the “experts” on ESPN’s College Gameday thinks the game will play out:

Desmond Howard: “Pitt lost to Cincinnati last week. Hard fought game, but I think Pitt wins by a field goal.” Pitt

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: “This is a very emotional pick for me because coming out of high school, both West Virginia and Pitt recruited me and offered me scholarships. Out of respect for my guy Pat McAfee, the campus has never been the same since he left, but I’m going with West Virginia. West Virginia 

Pat McAfee: “With Neal Brown’s seat so incredibly blistering hot, he gets a win today. There is a lot of pride on the line today and West Virginia gets a massive win tongiht.” West Virginia

Lee Corso: “106th meeting between the two schools. West Virginia has won 4 out of the last 5 in Morgantown. I’ve got West Virginia.” West Virginia 

Kirk Herbstreit: “I’m going to pick Pitt only because Pat McAfee won’t admit that West Virginia won’t get 5 wins this season. Pitt.” Pitt