The chance to get back on track this season comes in the form of No. 21 North Carolina this week, the second straight primetime road matchup for Pitt.
It’s Pitt’s first time back at Kenan Memorial Stadium since a 38-35 loss in 2018, but Pitt-UNC will square off Saturday night at 8 p.m. with ACC Coastal ramifications.
Pitt will be wearing its white jerseys again, entering the matchup as road underdogs yet again, in the quest to rebound in the conference.
Saturday Night in Chapel Hill ✨
— Pitt Football (@Pitt_FB) October 29, 2022
North Carolina has jumped out to a 6-1 start this season, the lone loss coming against Notre Dame in September, but the Tar Heels rattled off three straight ACC wins afterward — against Virginia Tech, Miami and Duke.
Drake Maye, North Carolina’s dark horse Heisman candidate at quarterback, has been one of the most prolific signal-callers in the nation, throwing for 2,200 yards and 27 touchdowns (with just three interceptions).
Pitt is 5-10 all-time against North Carolina, dating back to an inaugural 45-29 loss in Chapel Hill in 1974. The Tar Heels won six straight one-score games between 2013-18.
Pitt has won the last two meetings, however, both coming in overtime. Kenny Pickett threw for 346 yards and three touchdowns in the win.
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: Jeff Hathhorn (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