PITTSBURGH–The Pitt football team
concluded spring drills with the annual Blue-Gold Game tonight at Heinz Field.
Utilizing a modified scoring system, the Gold (offense) defeated the Blue
was viewed by a national television audience on the NFL
“I liked the
fact that we didn’t look sloppy out there,” said fourth-year Pitt coach Dave
Wannstedt, who watched from the press box while providing color analysis for
the NFL Network’s telecast. “Usually in spring games you have a lot of
interceptions and sacks and flags, but our guys were very focused and they did a
great job of protecting the ball.”
defense opened the scoring with a sack by Greg Romeus (Coral Springs, Fla./Coral Glades), the Gold scored 16
unanswered points to take a 16-2 lead.
They led 29-12 at half and 45-17 after the third quarter.
was led by Maurice Williams (Erie, Pa./Erie
Strong Vincent), who had seven catches for 107 yards and a touchdown.
Kevan Smith (Cranberry Twp., Pa./Seneca Valley) threw the lone
touchdown pass for the offense to Williams in the second
running back LeSean McCoy (Harrisburg,
Pa./Bishop McDevitt/Milford Academy) had four carries for 16 yards
and a touchdown — a 1-yard run for the Gold’s first trip into the end zone.
Shariff Harris (Newark, N.J./St. Peter’s Prep) led all rushers
with 65 yards and a touchdown on nine carries.
Jackson (Plantation, Fla./Cypress Bay) led all defenders with nine
tackles, including six unassisted.
Mick Williams (Monessen, Pa./Monessen) had three
tackles-for-loss and two sacks. Romeus, Greg Williams (Naples, Fla./Barron
Collier), Tony Tucker (Bowie, Md./St. John’s
College) and Chas Alecxih
(Columbia, Pa./Penn Manor) all finished with a sack.
Stull (Pittsburgh, Pa./Seton-LaSalle) started the game at quarterback
for the Gold and completed 7 of 10 passes for 56 yards, including a 16-yard pass
to Dorin Dickerson (Imperial, Pa./West Allegheny), who was knocked
out of bounds inside the 1-yard line. Pat Bostick (Lancaster, Pa./Manheim Twp.) completed 11 of 15
passes for 105 yards and Greg Cross (Brunswick, Ga./Glynn Academy/Fort
Scott C.C.) finished 2 of 5 for 42 yards, highlighted by a 37-yard pass to
finished with 43 rushes for 179 yards and two touchdowns. The four quarterbacks combined for 25
completions on 40 attempts for 251 yards and one
announced the winners of the Ed Conway Award, annually presented to the most
improved players of the spring. This year’s recipients were junior tight end
Dorin Dickerson, junior receiver Cedric McGee (Ft.
Lauderdale, Fla./Plantation) and junior
defensive tackle Mick Williams.
presented its freshman Academic Award, which was shared this year by defensive
lineman Myles Caragein (Pittsburgh,
Pa./Keystone Oaks) and offensive lineman
Chris Jacobson (Pittsburgh, Pa./Keystone Oaks), both graduates of Pittsburgh’s Keystone Oaks
-Courtesy Pitt Athletics