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Pitt Opens As Two-Point Road Underdog vs. No. 21 UNC

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Coming off an embarrassing performance in the road loss against Louisville, Pitt comes into its next matchup on the road as a two-point underdog against No. 21 North Carolina.

The game takes place this Saturday, Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. and the TV broadcast is the ACC Network. This makes it back-to-back games that Panthers play on the ACC Network primetime slot and the third of the their four ACC games so far this season. It is also the fifth game that Panthers play at night. They played their rivalry game against WVU at on 7 p.m. on a Thursday and then played the Western Michigan on the road at 7:30 p.m. on a Saturday.

Pitt has won their past two meetings against UNC in 2019 and in 2021, both of which were at home. Prior to those victories, Pitt lost the previous six ACC games against UNC from 2013 when they joined the conference to 2018.

The Panthers opened up last time out against the Tar Heels with a 17-0 lead, but needed overtime to win it 30-23, en route to their first ACC Championship.

North Carolina is playing some great football as of late. Aside from a loss to Notre Dame they are perfect with a 6-1 record.

The record might not make apparent how close North Carolina is from a more mediocre start. They almost lost on the road to Appalachian State and only beat Miami and Duke each by three points.

As a team, the Tar Heels gain over 500 yards on average on offense, the best in the ACC, but they also give up 476 yards and defense, the worst in the ACC.

Pitt will look to salvage what they can of this season against UNC and see if they can get things back on track. The over/under for the matchup is listed at 59.5 points.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Pittaz
Pittaz
1 month ago

Two points? It should be two touchdowns.

SRS
SRS
1 month ago

There is one imperative, Cover 4 – Man Press all downs and distances with Narduzzi.

AJ Woods, MJ Devonshire, B.Hill, E.Hallett, and M.Williams going to be tested on deep out passes. Get an extra case of stick’um to put on their gloves.
If they can convert three or four pick 6s to go with a MJ punt return TD we have a chance.

SRS
SRS
1 month ago
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If the 1st Qtr. Offense is bad maybe we can Hack into the radio headsets, mute Cignetti, and let Tim Salem call the Whipple Peach Bowl offense with Patti at QB before Cignetti can get down to field level.
Makes you wonder if those guys make it to the Locker Room at half-time from the elevated boxes?

Last edited 1 month ago by SRS
TJ
TJ
1 month ago

wow … based on what everyone has seen to date, bookies are not giving up enough. i guess they want tons of $ thrown at UNC.

SRS
SRS
1 month ago

People barking about Slovis and Cignetti. Try having a game where; (1.) limit the amount of free defenders plowing into the QB within 1-1/2 second of snap (2.) penalties with yardages less than 5/50 (3.) no blocked punts, ST bad snaps, or running into the kicker/punter (4.) +2 on TO margin (5.) win the possession clock (6.) no Targeting calls on Defense (7.) opposing QB net rushing less than 25 yards including sack losses Our Offense is balanced similar to Illinois, Louisville, Minnesota, Syracuse, and Notre Dame. The above is hampering the W/L column more than the direct play of… Read more »

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