October 9, 2007

Quick hits: Midshipmen and more

# Pitt (2-3) hosts Navy (3-2) Wednesday night at Heinz Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:00 pm EST. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN and former Panther Mark May will be handling the color along with former Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz.

# Mark May was Pitt's only Outland Trophy winner. May helped lead Pitt to a record of 39-8-1 including four bowl games and three top ten finishes. May did not give up a sack in his last two years at Pitt. He went on to play ten years in the NFL with the Washington Redskins and later with San Diego and Phoenix.

# Mark May will not be the only former Panther great in the house Wednesday night. Heisman Trophy winners Tony Dorsett and Rodger Staubach will be honorary captains for Pitt and Navy. Dorsett and Staubach played in two Super Bowls together when they were with the Dallas Cowboys.

# Additionally, Pitt will honor former Panther running back Curtis Martin. Martin gained 14,101 yards with the New York Jets to become the fourth leading rusher in NFL history. It is only a matter of time until Martin makes his way to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

# Pitt has not played Navy for 18 years but leads the all-time series 20-12-3. The Panthers are 11-3-2 when playing Navy in Pittsburgh. This will be Pitt's last non-conference game of the season.

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