Pitt’s 2020 football schedule was finalized on Wednesday with the Atlantic Coast Conference announcing its schedule for the upcoming season.
The Panthers will open their season with non-conference games against Miami (Ohio) on Sept. 5, at Marshall on Sept. 12 and Richmond on Sept. 19 before beginning ACC play with Duke on Sept. 26.
Pitt will then visit Miami on Oct. 3 before wrapping the non-conference slate with a home game against Notre Dame on Oct. 17. Pitt and Notre Dame have played 71 times, with the Irish holding an all-time 49-21-1 advantage over the Panthers. Pitt has played Notre Dame more than any team other than West Virginia (104 games), Penn State (100 games) and Syracuse (75 games).
The Panthers will face Florida State on Oct. 31 for the first time since 2013 as their Atlantic Division crossover game and visit the Seminoles for the first time since 1982. Pitt is 5-4 all-time against Florida State, having won five of six from 1974-83. The Seminoles trounced Pitt, 41-13 in their only meeting as conference foes at Heinz Field in 2013.
Pitt will host Coastal Division foes Georgia Tech on Oct. 24 and Virginia Tech on Friday, Nov. 6. They’ll visit North Carolina on Nov. 14 and Virginia Nov. 21.
Permanent Atlantic Division rival Syracuse will come to Heinz Field on Nov. 28 to wrap the season. Pitt has won six of its last seven and 13 of 15 against the Orange.
Pitt’s Friday night home game against Virginia Tech will be its only non-Saturday contest. Pitt had two early-week games in 2019, playing at Syracuse on a Friday night and hosting North Carolina on a Thursday night.
Here’s the full schedule in easy to digest fashion (home in bold):
Miami (Ohio) — Sept. 5
@ Marshall — Sept. 12
Richmond — Sept. 19
Duke — Sept. 26
@ Miami — Oct.3
Notre Dame — Oct. 17
Georgia Tech — Oct. 24
@ Florida State — Oct. 31
Virginia Tech — Nov. 6
@ North Carolina — Nov. 14
@ Virginia — Nov. 21
Syracuse — 11/28