Navy Tops Pitt in OT Scorefest

By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 11, 2007 4:18 AM CDT
Pittsburgh running back LeSean McCoy (25), center, dives into the end zone in front of Navy safety Ram Vela (34) for a touchdown in the second quarter of the college football game in Pittsburgh, Wednesday,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Pitt and Navy traded scores throughout last night's game, staying within seven points of each other into double overtime, until the Midshipmen finally broke away with a 48-45 victory. The two overpowering offenses ruled the game until Pitt's final possession, when Navy took the game by preventing a 4th-and-2 touchdown, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Navy racked up 331 rushing yards to Pitt's 227, while freshman Pitt quarterback Pat Bostick outpassed Navy counterpart Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada, 191 yards to 166. Kaheaku-Enhada nearly doubled his yards, however, by rushing for 122. The loss, Pitt's fourth straight, will likely drop the team from bowl contention, and casts doubts on coach Dave Wannstedt's leadership.