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WVU's road to the championship runs through the Backyard

Updated: November 27, 2007, 1:25 PM ET
By Joe Starkey | Special to ESPN.com

Pitt on a platter.

That's what they're serving Saturday night at Milan Puskar Stadium, although West Virginia football fans are hoping it's only an appetizer. The main course -- likely something Cajun -- is planned for the first Monday of January in New Orleans, site of the BCS National Championship Game.

The second-ranked and heavily favored Mountaineers need only to beat Pitt in the 100th Backyard Brawl (ESPN, 7:45 p.m. ET) to prompt the following phone call from somewhere ...

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