The Philly Special will never die, it appears.
Saturday, Pitt football used a version of the play to pull off a big upset over No. 15 UCF, who came into the contest with a 27-game non-bowl game winning streak, the longest in the FBS.
On 4th-and-3, wideout Aaron Mathews found QB Kenny Pickett for the score. Alex Kessman's extra point gave Pitt the lead.
Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi said after the game on ESPN that the play call was "Pitt Special."
I'm not sure any football fans will ever think of that play as anything other than the Philly Special, but give credit to Narduzzi and his team for a gutsy call and perfect execution.
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Pitt runs Philly Special to snap UCF's winning streak originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia