2005 Pittsburgh Panthers football
ConferenceBig East Conference
2005 record5–6 (4–3 Big East)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorMatt Cavanaugh (1st season)
Offensive schemePro-style
Defensive coordinatorPaul Rhoads (6th season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumHeinz Field
(Capacity: 64,450)
Seasons
← 2004
2006 →
2005 Big East Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 5 West Virginia $   7 0     11 1  
No. 19 Louisville   5 2     9 3  
Rutgers   4 3     7 5  
South Florida   4 3     6 6  
Pittsburgh   4 3     5 6  
Connecticut   2 5     5 6  
Cincinnati   2 5     4 7  
Syracuse   0 7     1 10  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2005 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 38:00 p.m.Notre Dame*No. 23ABCL 21–4266,451
September 98:00 p.m.at Ohio*ESPN2L 10–16 OT24,545
September 173:30 p.m.at Nebraska*ABCL 6–777,336
September 242:00 p.m.Youngstown State*
  • Heinz Field
  • Pittsburgh, PA
W 41–043,135
September 308:00 p.m.at RutgersESPN2L 29–3737,514
October 82:00 p.m.Cincinnati
W 38–2030,343
October 152:00 p.m.South Florida
  • Heinz Field
  • Pittsburgh, PA
ESPN360W 31–1733,497
October 2212:00 p.m.Syracusedagger
  • Heinz Field
  • Pittsburgh, PA (rivalry)
ESPN+W 34–1733,059
November 37:30 p.m.at No. 25 LouisvilleESPNL 20–4242,692
November 1212:00 p.m.Connecticut
  • Heinz Field
  • Pittsburgh, PA
ESPN+W 24–035,145
November 248:00 p.m.at No. 11 West VirginiaESPNL 13–4552,997
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Coaching staff

2005 Pittsburgh Panthers football staff
Coaching staff
  • Dave Wannstedt – Head Coach
  • Bob Junko – Assistant Head Coach/Defensive tackles
  • Matt Cavanaugh – Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • Paul Rhoads – Defensive Coordinator/Secondary
  • Curtis Bray – Linebackers
  • Paul Dunn – Offensive line
  • Greg Gattuso – Tight ends/Recruiting Coordinator
  • Aubrey Hill – Receivers
  • Charlie Partridge – Defensive ends/Special teams
  • David Walker – Running Backs
  Support Staff
  • Chris LaSala – Assistant Athletic Director/Football Operations
  • Mike Antonoplos – Recruiting Assistant
  • Scott McCurley – Graduate Assistant
  • Jeff Ambrosie – Graduate Assistant
  • Zen Bliss – Under Grad Intern (Offense)
  Strength and Conditioning Staff
  • Mike Kent – Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Darren Honeycutt – Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

Team players drafted into the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Charles Spencer Guard 3 65 Houston Texans
Josh Lay Defensive back 6 174 New Orleans Saints

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