Time, TV: Noon, ESPN.
Records: Panthers 5-5 overall, 2-4 Big East; Mountaineers 3-7, 2-4.
Data: If Pittsburgh wins the Backyard Brawl and Syracuse loses to Miami today, the Panthers would tie for fourth in the Big East and probably get a bid to the Music City Bowl. If the Panthers and Orangemen win, Syracuse would go to the Music City Bowl, and Pittsburgh would have to hope for an at-large invitation to the Motor City Bowl. John Turman will start at quarterback for the Panthers, but David Priestley, who has torn ligaments in his right shoulder, could play if Turman falters. Turman has passed for 1,145 yards and nine touchdowns in six starts this season, while Priestley has passed for 1,305 yards in four starts. West Virginia has quarterback concerns of its own. Marc Bulger, who is the team's all-time leading passer, is questionable with a chipped bone in his throwing hand. Brad Lewis will start if Bulger can't play.
No. 16 Georgia at
No. 20 Georgia Tech
Time, TV: 1 p.m., WJLA-7, WMAR-2.
Records: Bulldogs 7-3; Yellow Jackets 7-3.
Data: Both teams will be ending season on down notes, having suffered losses in two of their past three games. Georgia recently lost to Florida and Auburn and has been dealing with sophomore QB Quincy Carter saying he was thinking about leaving for the NFL or resurrecting his professional baseball career. Georgia Tech, which began the month in contention for an at-large spot in a Bowl Championship Series game, fell with losses to Virginia and Wake Forest. QB Joe Hamilton and the Yellow Jackets' offense has been strong all season, but the defense has given up an average of 41 points in its three losses. WR Dez White pulled a hamstring against Wake Forest last week and might not play, meaning Georgia would be able to put an extra defender on WR Kelly Campbell. Campbell has broken the single-season school record for receiving yards (1,013), and needs two more catches and one more touchdown to break those school season records (he has 63 catches and nine touchdowns).