Pitt Quarterback Doesn’t Like to Get Boo’ed

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Following Pitt’s 27-21 loss at home to Cincinnati last night, the Panthers’ starting quarterback, Phil Jurkovec, told reporters that he didn’t appreciate fans of the team booing during the game.

“I think if you are a grown-ass man booing in that stadium, you got to look at things yourself,” Jurkovec said. “I think that is pathetic. But, you know what, we didn’t play well enough. We are going to play better.”

Jurkovec, who finished the game 10-32 for 179 yards, continued: “I think I just missed some throws. I have to trust some plays more. Trust they are going to be there. Trust my training and I think I got away from that a little bit with my footwork. Messing up or leaving the pocket too early. Those are things I can correct.”

If Jurkovec, a redshirt senior from Pittsburgh, was concerned about the booing in the stands at home, he has no idea what he will be walking into next Saturday when Pitt travels to Morgantown to play the West Virginia Mountaineers at Milan Puskar Stadium.