POST ROUTE PODCAST: WEEK FIVE
In episode five, we prep for Pitt's big Thursday night matchup against ACC Coastal foe Virginia Tech and look back at West Virginia's last-second win at Texas Tech, a game saved by the right foot of kicker Josh Lambert.
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1:01-10:11: How much of a must-win is this Pitt-Virginia Tech tilt at Heinz Field? The ACC Coastal is wide open, and it's games like this will decide who loses to Florida State in the ACC title game. With two decent losses under their belts, are the Hokies better than their record? What can Pitt do to fix its quarterback and its eighth-worst passing attack? Will James Conner actually get some snaps at defensive end, or is that a bye-week bluff?
10:12-20:57: Taking the winding country roads down to Morgantown, W.Va., where West Virginia will host No. 4 Baylor Saturday, the Mountaineers third top-four opponent in the past seven weeks. Is this the kind of game Lambert can save again? Definitely not. Is it going to be the Big 12 shootout to end all Big 12 shootouts? It just may be. Can Clint Trickett and Kevin White, college football's top pitcher-catcher battery, keep pace with Bryce Petty and Antwan Goodley and friends? Can the West Virginia defense make a key stop or two?
20:58-31:09: It's not the wildest weekend of games, but there's plenty of hot, hot ranked Big 12 and SEC action. Which Big 12 teams can separate themselves from the pack? And can West Virginia join that top tier? And it all leads toward a No. 5 Notre Dame vs. No. 2 Florida State showdown in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday night — two top-five teams with plenty on the line. Come back and hear about it all on the Post Route Podcast next week.