There's an old saying, "Life is not fair."
People work hard their entire lives chasing their dreams, and many fall short. You can have all the talent in the world, and still never get that big break.
Sometimes it's the other way around. Pitt's star running back Ray Graham suffered a season-ending knee injury in Wednesday night's 35-20 victory over Connecticut. You knew it was bad when he began reaching for his knee before the play was whistled dead.
The silence from the Heinz Field crowd was immediate. This wasn't just any player lying on the ground, this was the nation's 2nd leading rusher. The heart and soul of the Panthers.