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UCF haters rejoice, there’s now a shirt highlighting the ‘Pitt Special’ play

The Pittsburgh Panthers ended UCF’s 27-game regular-season winning streak last Saturday, and did so with a memorable play in the closing minute.

The Panthers ran their version of the “Philly Special,” a term coined for the play that helped the Eagles defeat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52.

Now Pitt is commemorating the “Pitt Special,” with a T-shirt from its official store.

The front of the shirt reads, “Pitt Special, September 21, 2019,” with a football. The back of the shirt has the play diagrammed with “Pittsburgh” written there as well as having “Pitt Special,” written underneath the play and the final score between the teams 35-34 underneath.

The shirt, which is blue and has gold and white lettering, is selling for $23.95 and comes in small, medium, large, extra-large or double extra-large.

Sports reporter Jason has covered high school, college and pro sports since joining the Bradenton Herald in 2010. He’s won Florida Press Club awards for sports feature and column writing. He currently writes college and pro sports stories for the McClatchy East Region real-time team.
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