KALAMAZOO, Mi. — It’s not only the home opener for Western Michigan at Waldo Stadium Saturday night, it’s the chance to prove that last season’s win at what-was-then Heinz Field wasn’t a fluke.
Despite a new quarterback under center — in the form of Norwin’s own Jack Salopek — for Western Michigan, with Pitt’s quarterback uncertainty entering the game, WMU is only a 10-point underdog against Pitt.
With a loss against Tennessee last week, despite the uncertainty under center, a bounce-back performance against Western Michigan is a priority this week. And Pat Narduzzi’s crew is not underestimating its MAC opponent this week. Not after last season.
— Pitt Football (@Pitt_FB) September 16, 2022
West Michigan opened its 2022 season with a pair of road games, a loss against Western Michigan and a win over Ball State. The Broncos will host Pitt at Waldo Stadium for this season’s home-opener — a location where the Broncos went 4-2 last season.
Pitt has only played Western Michigan once in its history, last season’s 44-41 loss, so this season’s matchup is the only chance to tie the series since there are no games scheduled against WMU in the future — at this point.
Kickoff time: 7:30 p.m.
Broadcast crew: Clay Matvich (play-by-play), Rocky Boiman (analyst), Dawn Davenport (reporter)
Radio: 93.7 the Fan & Pitt Panthers Radio Network
Broadcast crew: Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play), Pat Bostick (color commentary) and Larry Richert and Dorin Dickerson (reporters)
SiriusXM: Channel 159 or 202, SXM App Channel 965
WPTS Radio: 92.1 FM