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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- It was only one play in a game unfolding as a track meet, and it changed the game entirely.Jordan Whitehead, deep in coverage as Virginia was trying to push the issue and sneak in more points before halftime, stepped in front of Kurt Benkerts pass at the Panthers 41 and never stopped running until Pittsburgh took a 35-28 lead over Virginia into halftime.It was gigantic. It was gigantic, Panthers coach Pat Narduzzi said after the Panthers won 45-31 Saturday. Weve been waiting for one of those picks in that coverage and we finally got one. ... Tremendous football play by him and then he finds a way to get it in the end zone.The play capped a wild half that saw the teams combine for three touchdowns in one span of 63 seconds on a 44-yard scoring run by Virginias Taquan Mizzell, a 93-yard kickoff return by Quadree Henderson and Benkerts 74-yard strike to Olamide Zaccheaus.But it left Cavaliers offensive coordinator Robert Anae accepting the blame for getting greedy in the final 33 seconds of the half.The drive began with 12-yard run by Mizzell to move the ball to the Cavaliers 44. After a spike to stop the clock, Virginia had a receiver wide open on the next play, but Benkert was scrambling, so Anae called the exact same play, hoping the same opportunity would develop.It completely backfired on us, Anae said. That was my fault all the way. I blew the call and put our quarterback in a bad situation.James Conner ran for 90 yards and two touchdowns and Pittsburgh shut Virginia down in the second half.The Panthers (5-2, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) held the Cavaliers without a completion in a scoreless third quarter, outgaining them 80-15, and limited them to 108 yards and a 36-yard field goal by Sam Hayward with 2:04 remaining. It was Haywards first career 3-pointer.Virginia (2-4, 1-1) had its two-game winning streak end.Nathan Peterman threw two touchdown passes for Panthers, the last on a shovel pass to George Aston making it 42-28 with 9:47 left.THE TAKEAWAYPittsburgh: The Panthers have scored at least 36 points in six consecutive games, a program record, so offense isnt a problem. Their run defense is statistically solid, but might be artificially so because its pass defense is spotty. Kurt Benkert thrived in the first half, when Pitt had no sacks, but the Cavaliers quarterback seemed rattled after the Panthers sacked him three times in four plays early after halftime.Virginia: The Cavaliers have the capacity to play well for long stretches, but adversity still presents them with challenges that coach Bronco Mendenhall attributes to a history of more failure than success. The adversity against Pitt came in two stages -- Whiteheads interception return touchdown, and when the Panthers came out firing on defense and applied pressure Benkert hadnt seen before halftime.TWO-WAY GUYS:Whitehead isnt Pittsburghs only two-way player anymore.The safety, who also carried the ball three times for 28 yards, was joined in that versatility by Conner, who took a few snaps at defensive end.Weve been kind of working that in and as you guys know, he was recruited as a defensive lineman, Narduzzi said. ... James is a super football player. I was happy he got a hurry on the quarterback and well have a little bit more of that.UP NEXTTongueittsburgh: The Panthers have a bye next weekend, and will then play Virginia Tech at Heinz Field on Thursday night, Oct. 27.Virginia: The Cavaliers continue their three-game homestand by taking on longtime rival North Carolina.---Online: The APs college football page: Hank on Twitter: Nike Air Vapormax 2018.C. -- Manny Malhotra had two goals and an assist, leading the Carolina Hurricanes to a 6-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday. Nike Air Vapormax For Sale.Y. -- Paul Byron and Matt Stajan scored as the Calgary Flames started a five-game road trip with a 2-1 overtime win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday afternoon. Thousands of Southern California fans enveloped the Trojans to celebrate an improbable win secured by an interim coach, an inconsistent kicker and a thin defence that wouldnt break. Nike Vapormax Womens. LOUIS -- Cardinals cleanup hitter Allen Craig says hes recovered from a foot injury and ready to be put on St. Nike Air Vapormax Flyknit. Kozun faked to the forehand and beat Monsters starter, Calvin Pickard, pad side in the second round for the winner. Spencer Abbott also scored in the shootout for the Marlies (25-13-4).With the curtain about to drop on the Sir Alex Ferguson era in Manchester, the Red Devils find themselves in unprecedented territory. For the first time in over a quarter-century, United finds itself tasked with adapting to a new man in charge. With Thursdays announcement that David Moyes would be taking charge of the club after the 2012-13 campaign wraps up next Sunday, speculation immediately turned to how he would put his stamp on the reigning Premier League champs. One of Fergusons strengths over his tenure atop United was his ability to exploit the line-up he thought best to attack the opposition with the assets available to him. Uniteds ability to draw top-tier talent from the transfer market is not likely to diminish, so the teams success under Moyes could well come down to asset management. What assets are at the former Everton mans disposal is still yet to be decided as his hiring was immediately chased by news of player activity. British tabloids have been pointing Wayne Rooney towards the exits for some time, a matter further tempered by Fergusons decision to sit the 27-year-old for Uniteds crucial Champions League tilt against Real Madrid. Rooney and Moyes have a contentious personal history, with the manager having sued Rooney for libel in 2006. But while Rooney claims to have moved past any problems with his former Everton boss, the whispers have been ongoing for months and may take considerable effort to crush. Compounding the issue is that the whispers are not limited only to outgoing names. Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked to a return to Old Trafford, which could provide Moyes with another potent attack weapon alongside the Golden Boot of Robin van Persie. But the Portuguese dynamo is not the only name rumoured to be coming Uniteds way either, as news of the Moyes hiring immediateely triggered whispers of the possible arrival of Everton stalwarts Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini.dddddddddddd But the real question facing United – regardless of what on-pitch changes may come to pass this summer – is whether the team will respond to a new voice from the sidelines. Will Moyes be able to get his players to buy in to his strategies and decisions in the same manner the Red Devils obeyed the commands of his knighted Scottish predecessor? When Ferguson took over the managerial job almost 27 years ago, he took charge of a 21st-place club in the former First Division. While he would guide that team all the way up to 11th in his first season and to a second-place finish in his first full year on the job in 1987-88, the team would falter as the 1980s came to a close, finishing 11th and 13th in his third and fourth seasons, respectively. Moyes – taking control of a champion squad and a team that has finished no worse than third since the inception of the Premier League in 1992-93 – may not be afforded any room for failure as he puts his stamp on the storied club. United will undoubtedly boast a talented line-up next season, but at the end of the day, there can only be 11 men on the pitch at any given time, and Moyes ability to sell his players on his game plan will largely dictate how well those who are not chosen to start regularly execute said plans. Ferguson leaves Old Trafford as Premiership Champion. The challenge facing Moyes is to not only defend that title, but also avenge disappointing exits in both the Champions League and FA Cup competitions. Will Uniteds players respond to Moyes and enjoy greater success in 2013-14? Or will the team undergo growing pains as it adjusts to its first new manager since 1986? As always, its Your! Call. Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '
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