History has a way of repeating itself in Pittsburgh. It was 10 years ago when a 4-7 Pitt team went to Morgantown to play the No. 2 team in the country. This was the result.

Last season, Pitt again traveled to meet the No. 2 team in the nation, and again knocked them off.

On Friday, Pitt hosted No. 2 Miami and led 10-7 at the half. Panthers head coach Pat Narduzzi and pledged that his club would finish the job.

And they did. Pitt ran away from the second-ranked Hurricanes, dominating the line of scrimmage and forcing Malik Rozier into the worst game of his career, coming away with a the most emphatic of the program’s three No. 2 takedowns.

Now if you’re Miami, you hope history repeats itself one way, and definitely not the other. West Virginia’s loss knocked the Mountaineers out of the national championship hunt — in the BCS system, remember — Rich Rodriguez left town shortly thereafter, and the program has never really recovered. But Clemson went on to win the national title.

Even with Friday’s loss, Miami still has a chance to win its way back into contention by beating No. 3 Clemson in the ACC Championship next Saturday.

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National columnist - Zach joined the staff in 2012...and has been attempting to improve Doug and Scott's writing ability ever since (to little avail). Outside of football season, you can find him watching the San Antonio Spurs reading Game of Thrones fan theories.