Oh shucks is right.
The opening salvo in the ACC conference clash between Pitt and Georgia Tech was a fun one. 300-pound Pitt offensive lineman Brian O’Neill hung back while quarterback Nathan Peterman rolled out before turning back and hitting him in a little designed trickeration.
With blockers out front, the big fella rumbled his way 24 yards and across the goal line.
He was surprisingly quick and adept at following his blockers. It would have been interesting to see if any of the Georgia Tech defensive backs would have even been capable of bringing down such a large target before he scored. More than likely, they would have been little more than a turnstile. But as it stood, O’Neill showed off some soft hands, jet stream speed and scored the first touchdown of his collegiate career. Untouched to boot.
Who knows, Pitt may have found its secret weapon. Stay tuned to see if O’Neill will be lining up in the backfield or in the slot.