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.
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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.