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How to Watch: Pitt Kicks Off ACC Play Against Georgia Tech



The bulk of the remnants of Hurricane Ian appears to be cycling through the Pittsburgh area throughout the day Saturday, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be a chilly, rainy night at Acrisure Stadium.

It only makes sense that Pitt-Georgia Tech is scheduled to kick off Saturday night under the lights at the Ac — a ‘Roc the Royal’ night planned on the field and in the stands.

Georgia Tech is coming off a rough opening stretch of the season, losing its head coach after a fourth consecutive poor start to the season, and Pitt’s status as a heavy favorite is indicative.

Pitt is coming off a 45-24 win over Rhode Island to close non-conference play with a 3-1 record while Georgia Tech is coming off a 27-10 loss to UCF to conclude a tough opening month that featured Clemson and Ole Miss with a 1-3 record.

Pitt is 11-3 all-time against Georgia Tech, dating back to an original 1918 matchup. Pitt won the first five matchups between 1918-76. Georgia Tech won back-to-back meetings in 2013-14, but Pitt has won six of seven matchups since then.

That includes four straight wins for Pitt, including a 52-21 win in Atlanta, Georgia last season in which Kenny Pickett’s 389 yards and four touchdowns established his Heisman Trophy campaign.

It’s been a tough season for Georgia Tech, one in which head coach Geoff Collins has been fired following a 10-28 tenure, and the Yellow Jackets are currently 1-3 on the season.

Kickoff time: 8 p.m.

Channel: ACC Network

Broadcast crew: Wes Durham (PxP), Roddy Jones (analyst), Taylor Davis (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: Check for weekly assignment

WPTS Radio: 92.1 FM

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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