PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Paul Chryst won over his players at Pittsburgh with a refreshing bluntness that has given the beleaguered program a sense of calm.
Winning games, apparently, is going to take a little while longer.
Maybe a lot longer.
Youngstown State spoiled Chryst's debut with the Panthers, outclassing Pitt in nearly every area in an emphatic 31-17 upset on Saturday night.
"My hat goes off to Youngstown State," Chryst said. "They are very well coach. They're a good team. Tonight, they were the better team."
The Penguins, a Football Championship Subdivision program, beat a Bowl Championship Series team for the first time in school history behind an offense that frustrated the Panthers from the start.
Kurt Hess passed for 154 yards and two touchdowns and Andre Stubbs had 172 all-purpose yards and two scores for Youngstown State.
"In our locker room, we believed we could do it," Hess said. "We believe in each other. It's easily the biggest win of our careers."