Pitt is Heavily Favored in the Backyard Brawl

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West Virginia will be looking for revenge against the Pitt Panthers when the two sides meet on September 16th. In what should be a sell-out at Milan Puskar Stadium, this matchup will likely be the most important of Neal Brown’s young career.

Despite possessing a losing record, a win against the Panthers would quickly cool off Brown’s seat.

The Mountaineers will likely be fighting an uphill battle, however, according to ESPN’s FPI. The outlet’s analytics currently gives West Virginia a 39.1% chance of beating the Panthers on their home field. While Pitt being favored was to be expected, for it to be this wide of a margin is a surprise.