What is 8:47?
I.e., 13 minutes to 9. Code for the score of the Pitt-West Virginia game (The Backyard Brawl) played on Dec. 1, 2007 in Morgantown, when 28.5-point underdog Pitt defeated WVU, 13-9, ruining the Mountaineers' chance to play for the BCS championship and their first-ever national title. The upset knocked WVU out of the title game, spoiled Christmas for the Mountain State, and was described as "an absolute nightmare" by their teary-eyed homegrown head coach, who promptly ran off scared to the University of Michigan.
And Panther fans loved every second of it.
What time is the witching hour in West Virginia?
I dunno, what?
Because it's 13 to 9!!!! Hail to Pitt!