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Backyard Brawl through the years

The Backyard Brawl is a college football rivalry between the University of Pittsburgh Panthers and the West Virginia University Mountaineers.

The football series was first played in 1895, and the game has historically been one of the more intense rivalries in the eastern United States.

Through the 104 games played between these two schools, Pitt leads the series 61–40–3.

West Virginias Shawne Alston owns the distinction of scoring the last touchdown for now, anyway in the Backyard Brawl on Nov. 25, 2011. Alston scored the last two touchdowns last season to rally the Mountaineers to a 21-20 win. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
West Virginia receiver Jock Sanders eludes Pitt defender Antwuan Reed after catching a pass in the fourth quarter of Fridays Backyard Brawl at Heinz Field on Nov. 26, 2010. The Mountaineers beat the Panthers handily, 35-10. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin, left, goes up and makes a touchdown catch in front of Pittsburgh cornerback Ricky Gary (26) during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game, Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, in Pittsburgh. West Virginia won 35-10.(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
H.B. Blades grabs the facemask of West Virginia running back Pernell Williams in the first half last night at Heinz Field on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004. (Lake Fong/Post-Gazette)
West Virginia lineman Dave Oblak (55) hauls down Pittsburgh quarterback Dan Marino to record a sack during the second quarter of college football action in this Oct. 2, 1982 file photo in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Carol Bauman)

Pitt’s Rashad Jennings gets caught up in WVU defense in the second quarter Thursday night, Nov 24, 2005. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

WVU’s Antonio Lewis breaks up a pass intended for Pitt’s Darrell Strong Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, in Morgantown. No Backyard Brawl in the past decade was as meaningful or stunning as Pitt’s 13-9 win in Morgantown to end the 2007 season. The victory by Pitt knocked West Virginia out of a likely shot at playing for the BCS national championship. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
Rasheed Marshall leaps over Pitt’s Dan Stephens in the second quarter of the University of Pittsburgh vs. West Virginia University game at Heinz Field on Nov. 25, 2004. (John Beale/Post-Gazette)
Pitt’s Nick Goings picks up 8 yards and gives the stiff-arm to WVU’s Boo Sensabaugh in the second quarter in the 1999 version of the Backyard Brawl. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
Pittsburgh Panthers Clint Session left, and Joe Clermond stop West Virginia quarterback Rasheed Marshall in the fourth quarter
at Heinz Field on Thursday, Nov 25, 2004. Pitt won, 16-13.  (Lake Fong/Post-Gazette)