Last night, in a dramatic fashion, the Clemson Tigers defeated Alabama for the National Championship for Clemson’s first National Title win since 1981.
In November, the Pitt Panthers defeated Clemson by a narrow victory of one point. The team, students, and all Pitt fans are still in shock that, by the transitive property, the University of Pittsburgh has won their first National championship since 1976.
“This is something that you just dream about, but something that you don’t ever think that is really going to happen,” said head coach Pat Narduzzi. “I’ve never been so proud of my team and what they can accomplish, through mathematical rule and a much better team.”
Players are thankful that they had the opportunity to win the National Championship for their school after a long season of ups and downs.
“There were a lot of times where things didn’t seem that they were going right,” said senior running back James Conner. “But I put everything I have into this team, my heart, my soul, and my blood sweat and tears. I never thought that that I would be on a team that beat the team that won the National Championship.”
The NCAA has contacted the University of Pittsburgh relaying the message that there is no trophy for a transitive property win, and that the Pitt football team shouldn’t be proud of anything, because they didn’t do anything.