Legends of the Game - Pitt vs. Virginia Tech: Rod Rutherford, Nov. 8, 2003
Five Facts about Rod Rutherford vs. Virginia Tech:
- The QB defeated VT in 2003 for one of Pitt's most memorable wins in recent memory.
- The No. 21 Panthers topped No. 5 Virginia Tech, 31-28, with ESPN College Gameday in attendance.
- Rutherford was 24 of 31 passing for 303 yards and two touchdowns in the game.
- He led a clutch game-winning 70-yard TD drive to put Pitt ahead for good in the final minute.
- It was Pitt's third straight win over VT, a streak the 2016 Panthers will try to replicate on Thursday.