Irish aren't taking upset-minded Pitt lightly

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Pitt has a history of upsetting Top 5 teams.

The Panthers beat Miami last season, when the Canes were ranked No. 2 in late November. The year before, they beat No. 2 Clemson.

And they nearly did it to Notre Dame in 2012, when the Irish were 8-0, and ranked 3rd. Notre Dame needed a triple overtime effort to escape with 3-point win their championship hopes nearly dashed.

None of the current Irish players were apart of that team, but they are well aware, that Pitt could play the spoiler.

"Knowing Pitt as the giant-slayers that they have been for awhile now, " Senior center Sam Mustipher added, "You can't take a Coach Narduzzi team lightly. I know at MSU, those were some of the most physical games guys played in. I had the opportunity to play at Heinz Field my redshirt freshman year and theyr'e a physical hard nosed team. They're not going to quit. They're not going to give up."

Senior wide-receiver Miles Boykin said, "If we're not playing our standard we can get beat by anybody in the country, it doesn't matter who. We're going to get their best and we have to be prepared for it."

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