Pitt controls its own destiny when it comes to making it back to the ACC championship in December, but that means winning every game the rest of the way.
And it starts with a road matchup against Louisville Saturday night at Cardinal Stadium, the first meeting since Pitt knocked off the Cards at what-was-then Heinz Field in 2020.
Pitt will be wearing its traditional road uniforms and is now considered a 2.5-point road underdog against the Cardinals — after starting as a slim road favorite earlier this week.
— Pitt Football (@Pitt_FB) October 22, 2022
Louisville has experienced an up-and-down start to its own 2022 season, missing quarterback Malik Cunningham at times, with a 3-3 start — 1-3 in the ACC.
Aside from a Week 1 loss to a surprise Syracuse team, Louisville’s losses have come by four points against Syracuse and one point against Boston College. The Cards have picked up wins over USF, UCF and Virginia.
Pitt is 10-8 all-time against Louisville, dating back to a 27-6 win in the first meeting in 1976. It’s been a series of runs all-time. Pitt won the first four meetings, Louisville won the next seven meetings between 1990-2007 and Pitt has won six of the last seven.
Pitt won the most recent matchup 23-20 in 2020, a performance in which Kenny Pickett threw for 220 yards and two touchdowns and the defense forced three Cunningham interceptions.
Kickoff time: 8 p.m.
Channel: ACC Network
Broadcast crew: Dave O’Brien (PxP), Tim Hasselbeck (analyst), Kelsey Riggs (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: Sirius XM Channel 134 or 194, SXM App Channel 956
WPTS Radio: 92.1 FM