The Backyard Brawl is on, fellas. It is the rivalry matchup between the West Virginia University Mountaineers and the University of Pittsburgh Panthers.
PITT holds the upper hand in the rivalry with a 61–40–3 record over the Mountaineers. They also hold the record for the biggest win (53-0 back in 1904). However, West Virginia has won the past three matchups which were in 2009, 2010, and 2011.
PITT’s new quarterback Kedon Slovis was recently named the starter, beating out Nick Patti and Nate Yarnell. This came after Kedon Slovis transferred in from USC and had to learn the new system from scratch.
Ahead of the first Backyard Brawl since 2011, PITT quarterback Kedon Slovis injected himself into the rivalry by getting the crowd riled up with an NSFW chant about the WVU Mountaineers.
Pitt QB Kedon Slovis Fires Up Crowd With NSFW Chant About WVU Mountaineers
— a new pirates generation everybody shout (@LETS_GO_BUCS__) August 31, 2022
This year’s Backyard Brawl is a Thursday night game on September 1st. It’ll be on ESPN. Currently, PITT is the favorite according to Las Vegas who have Kedon Slovis and his team favored by 7.5 points. That can surely and will likely change ahead of kickoff.
Scouting report on PITT’s new QB
PITT is coming off an 11-3 season last year without Kedon Slovis. They were a good team and he’s a talented quarterback.
He threw for 3,502 yards in 2019, 1,921 yards in 2020, and 2,153 yards in 2021. Kedon’s listed at 6’3″ and 215 pounds. However, had a QBR of just 52.6 in the 2021 season which was only 74th best nationwide. Slovis will seek to improve on his 11 TD-8 INT split from last season and hope to ride PITT’s momentum from 2021.
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