PITTSBURGH — LeSean McCoy scored his second touchdown with 52 seconds left to finish off a career-high 183-yard rushing performance, and Pittsburgh beat rival West Virginia 19-15 on Friday to make Cincinnati the Big East champions.
McCoy carried on all but one of the 10 plays on the 59-yard, game-winning touchdown drive in the closing minutes, scoring from the 1.
Pitt (8-3, 4-2 in Big East) rallied from a 15-7 deficit, even though Bill Stull threw two interceptions and lost a fumble and a pair of drives inside the West Virginia 10 ended with no points.
Pat White scored on a 54-yard touchdown run, but West Virginia (7-4, 4-2) lost for the second year in a row in the Backyard Brawl. — though this loss didn't hurt nearly as badly as last year's 13-9 defeat that cost the Mountaineers a national title game appearance. White threw incomplete on fourth-and-1 from the Pitt 18 on the final play to end it.