How has Pittsburgh fared in bye weeks since the turn of the century?

Following a heartbreaking loss to Iowa, Pittsburgh enters its bye week with an opportunity regroup, get healthy and game-plan for its Oct. 3 trip to Virginia Tech.

In theory, the Panthers get their week off at a perfect time, as head coach Pat Narduzzi told reporters on Wednesday that Nate Peterman will remain the No. 1 quarterback going forward after getting his first start for Pitt against the Hawkeyes. With an extra seven days to prepare for the Hokies, the rest of the offense will have a chance to get adjusted to Peterman knowing that he’ll be the first-team signal-caller.

At the end of the day, though, does the week off really make a difference?