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  • 1. 

    Whose 20 tackles and fumble recovery were not enough as Louisville thumped Pittsburgh 42-20 in 2005?

    • A.

      J.J. Horne's

    • B.

      Chris McKillop's

    • C.

      H.B. Blades'

    • D.

      Tez Morris'

    Correct Answer
    C. H.B. Blades'
    Explanation
    H.B. Blades' 20 tackles and fumble recovery were not enough as Louisville thumped Pittsburgh 42-20 in 2005.

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  • 2. 

    Pitt allowed how many passing yards per game in 2005 to rank second in the nation?

    • A.

      203

    • B.

      128

    • C.

      178

    • D.

      153

    Correct Answer
    D. 153
    Explanation
    In 2005, Pitt allowed a total of 153 passing yards per game, which ranked them second in the nation. This indicates that their defense was highly effective at limiting the opposing team's passing game, allowing them to have a strong defensive ranking in terms of passing yards allowed.

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  • 3. 

    Pitt's Josh Cummings was All-Big East for what position in 2005 after knee surgery in September?

    • A.

      Place Kicker

    • B.

      Fullback

    • C.

      Cornerback

    • D.

      Punter

    Correct Answer
    A. Place Kicker
    Explanation
    In 2005, Pitt's Josh Cummings was named All-Big East for the position of Place Kicker. This recognition came after he underwent knee surgery in September, indicating his exceptional performance and resilience in overcoming the injury to excel in his role as a Place Kicker.

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  • 4. 

    What Pitt 2005 All-Big East offensive guard and NFL Draft choice had been a defensive tackle?

    • A.

      Joe Villani

    • B.

      Dale Williams

    • C.

      C.J. Davis

    • D.

      Charles Spencer

    Correct Answer
    D. Charles Spencer
    Explanation
    Charles Spencer is the correct answer because he was an offensive guard for the University of Pittsburgh in 2005 and was also selected in the NFL Draft. However, before playing as an offensive guard, he had previously played as a defensive tackle.

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  • 5. 

    Dave Wannstedt earned his first win as Pitt head coach after three losses 41-0 over whom in 2005?

    • A.

      Syracuse Orange

    • B.

      Minnesota Golden Gophers

    • C.

      Youngstown State Penguins

    • D.

      Louisville Cardinals

    Correct Answer
    C. Youngstown State Penguins
    Explanation
    In 2005, Dave Wannstedt, the head coach of the Pitt football team, secured his first win after three consecutive losses. The victory came against the Youngstown State Penguins, as Pitt defeated them with a score of 41-0.

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  • 6. 

    What happened on Pitt's last-second FG attempt at Nebraska's 29 yard line, trailing 7-6 in 2005?

    • A.

      Snap Over Kicker's Head

    • B.

      It Was Blocked

    • C.

      It Was Good

    • D.

      It Went Wide

    Correct Answer
    B. It Was Blocked
    Explanation
    On Pitt's last-second field goal attempt at Nebraska's 29 yard line in 2005, the kick was blocked. This means that when the kicker attempted to kick the ball through the goalposts, a player from the opposing team managed to get in the way and prevent the ball from going through. As a result, the field goal was unsuccessful and Pitt was unable to score the points they needed to win the game.

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  • 7. 

    As Pitt's target after Larry Fitzgerald, who led the Big East with 1,297 receiving yards in 2004?

    • A.

      Erik Gill

    • B.

      Derek Kinder

    • C.

      Greg Lee

    • D.

      Steve Buches

    Correct Answer
    C. Greg Lee
    Explanation
    Greg Lee is the correct answer because he led the Big East with 1,297 receiving yards in 2004. This indicates that he was a key target for Pitt's quarterback after Larry Fitzgerald, who was a standout receiver for the team. Erik Gill, Derek Kinder, and Steve Buches are not mentioned as leading the Big East in receiving yards, making them unlikely options.

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  • 8. 

    What team had nine sacks in steamrolling Pitt 35-7 in the January 1, 2005 Fiesta Bowl?

    • A.

      UCLA Bruins

    • B.

      Missouri Tigers

    • C.

      Utah Utes

    • D.

      Washington Huskies

    Correct Answer
    C. Utah Utes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Utah Utes. In the January 1, 2005 Fiesta Bowl, the Utah Utes had an impressive performance, recording nine sacks in their dominant victory over Pitt with a score of 35-7.

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  • 9. 

    The 2005 Fiesta Bowl loss left Coach Walt Harris with what record for his eight-year Pitt tenure?

    • A.

      64-38

    • B.

      57-39

    • C.

      45-51

    • D.

      52-44

    Correct Answer
    D. 52-44
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 52-44. This means that Coach Walt Harris had a record of 52 wins and 44 losses during his eight-year tenure at Pitt.

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  • 10. 

    Pitt qualified for its first BCS Bowl tying for the Big East Title in 2004 with what overall record?

    • A.

      3-Aug

    • B.

      1-Oct

    • C.

      2-Sep

    • D.

      5-Jun

    Correct Answer
    A. 3-Aug
    Explanation
    In 2004, Pitt qualified for its first BCS Bowl by tying for the Big East Title. The overall record for this achievement was 3 wins and 8 losses.

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  • 11. 

    Dave Wannstedt was the head coach of which NFL team before he was named Pitt's head coach in 2004?

    • A.

      Chicago Bears

    • B.

      San Diego Chargers

    • C.

      Dallas Cowboys

    • D.

      Miami Dolphins

    Correct Answer
    D. Miami Dolphins
    Explanation
    Dave Wannstedt was the head coach of the Miami Dolphins before he was named Pitt's head coach in 2004.

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  • 12. 

    What did Pitt's Tyler Palko apologize for in a 2004 live NBC interview after beating Notre Dame?

    • A.

      Criticizing George Bush

    • B.

      Singing Off-Key

    • C.

      Uttering An Expletive

    • D.

      Insulting The Referees

    Correct Answer
    C. Uttering An Expletive
    Explanation
    Tyler Palko apologized for uttering an expletive in a 2004 live NBC interview after beating Notre Dame.

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  • 13. 

    Bill Stull threw for 279 yards until a third quarter injury as who crushed Pitt 54-34 in 2008?

    • A.

      Cincinnati Bearcats

    • B.

      Michigan State Spartans

    • C.

      Penn State Nittany Lions

    • D.

      Rutgers Scarlet Knights

    Correct Answer
    D. Rutgers Scarlet Knights
    Explanation
    In 2008, Bill Stull threw for 279 yards until he got injured in the third quarter. The team that crushed Pitt 54-34 in that game was the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.

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  • 14. 

    A last-minute fumble at the opponent's one-yard line led Pitt to a 2007 24-17 loss to whom?

    • A.

      Louisville Cardinals

    • B.

      Indiana Hoosiers

    • C.

      Rutgers Scarlet Knights

    • D.

      Virginia Tech Hokies

    Correct Answer
    A. Louisville Cardinals
    Explanation
    In 2007, Pitt suffered a 24-17 loss to the Louisville Cardinals. The game was marked by a critical mistake at the last minute, where Pitt fumbled the ball on the opponent's one-yard line. This error proved costly and ultimately led to their defeat against Louisville.

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  • 15. 

    In what category did Pittsburgh quarterback Tyler Palko rank second in 2006 Big East stats rather than first?

    • A.

      Completions

    • B.

      Touchdown Passes

    • C.

      Passing Yards

    • D.

      Quarterback Rating

    Correct Answer
    C. Passing Yards
    Explanation
    Pittsburgh quarterback Tyler Palko ranked second in the 2006 Big East stats for passing yards rather than first. This means that there was another quarterback who had more passing yards than Palko during that season.

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