West Virginia Defensive Back Tells The Hilarious Truth About Pitt Quarterback Phil Jurkovec

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Saturday night saw another installment of one of college football’s best rivalries, the Backyard Brawl between Pitt and West Virginia. And, after a terrible performance by Pitt quarterback Phil Jurkovec that helped West Virginia beat Pitt, 17-6, Mountaineers defensive back Beanie Bishop gave a hilarious quote about just how bad Jurkovec was.

The beauty of this trash talk is in its simplicity, and it’s a line that will live in the lore of the rivalry for a long time, I’m sure.

Ouch. That’s some good, G-rated trash talk. And, it was deserved. The West Virginia defense shut down Pitt’s passing attack in the backyard brawl.

Jurkovec, a former highly-touted recruit out of suburban Pittsburgh for Notre Dame, transferred to Boston College after two years in South Bend. He spent three up-and-down years in Chestnut Hill before transferring back home to play for Panther head coach Pat Narduzzi for his sixth and final year of college football.

But, he’s been downright terrible so far for Pitt, and was truly awful last night. Phil Jurkovec was a stunning 8/20 for 81 yards and three interceptions, while adding 35 yards from 11 carries on the ground. That is a college efficiency rating of 44, and an NFL passer rating of 12.

Yeah, not good. This comes a week after he was just 10/32 for Cincinnati in a loss.

Not good for Pitt, but West Virginia fans were enjoying the spoils of their Backyard Brawl win and Beanie Bishop’s quip.

But, Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi still has the utmost confidence in his quarterback, for reasons unbeknownst to anyone else.

The win by West Virginia may have saved head coach Neal Brown’s job. He should send Phil Jurkovec a gift basket.