ESPN Forced To Turn Down Audio While Panicking During West Virginia’s LOUD ‘Eat S— Pitt’ Chant

West Virginia Pitt Sweet Caroline Chant
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West Virginia and Pittsburgh football did not play from 2011 to 2022, but the Backyard Brawl returned last year with an exhilarating Week 1 matchup in Steel City. The Panthers were victorious last season, but the Mountaineers flipped the script at home on Saturday.

Morgantown was rocking as it welcomed the cross-state rivals for a historic college football matchup that dates back to 1895. One particular fan donned the most glorious mullet as he drank a Twisted Tea and cheered the home team to victory.

West Virginia coach Neal Brown is firmly on the hot seat this season and desperately needed a win over Pitt. Although it wasn’t pretty, and only 23 points were scored in total, a win is exactly what he got.

The Mountaineers scored 17 points during the middle two quarters and allowed the Panthers to only get on the board with two field goals in the first half. Brown’s team moved to 2-1 with the win.

Meanwhile, in the stands, the the buckskin-clad, rifle-toting fans of West Virginia made sure to let their opponents know that they were unwelcome. And as the score continued to trend in their favor, the hostility only got louder.

Pittsburgh started to sing ‘Sweet Caroline’ at home games in 2008. They sub “let’s go Pitt” for the “bomp-bomp-bomp.”

The Mountaineers mix things up. They mock the Panthers by subbing “let’s go Pitt” for “eat s— Pitt.”

West Virginia Pittsburgh Chant Eat Pitt Sweet Caroline

Their version not very nice, but it’s (mostly) in good fun.

Neil Diamond’s smash hit rang throughout Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium on Saturday night. West Virginia fans were loud.

You could have heard the chant from space.

Fans continued to chant ‘eat s— Pitt’ as the game came a close with the final kneel down in the fourth quarter. Even without the song.

They were so boisterous that ESPN had to turn down its on-field audio because it was coming through on the broadcast.

Although the Panthers lead the all-time series 62-41-3, it is the Mountaineers who gets bragging rights for the next year. EAT S— PITT!