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How to Watch: Pitt Hosts No. 20 Syracuse for 78th Time

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Both Pitt and Syracuse enter a matchup at Acrisure Stadium on the heels of two-game losing streaks.

Syracuse is still ranked as the 20th team in the country, but Pitt enters the matchup as the betting favorite. As the winner of 17 of the last 20 matchups, Pitt has dominated recent history.

But recent history doesn’t mean anything when Pitt and Syracuse are both desperate to halt recent losing streaks.

Despite a loss to Notre Dame last week, Syracuse is in one of its best seasons in recent memory. The Orange are ranked 22nd in the Week 10 AP Poll, but with back-to-back losses, the betting lines are favorable.

With wins over Louisville, Virginia and North Carolina State in the ACC and non-conference wins over Wagner, Connecticut and Purdue, Syracuse is 6-2 entering a matchup against Pitt this week.

Pitt is 42-32-3 all-time against Syracuse, dating back to an inaugural meeting in 1916 — a 30-0 victory in Syracuse.

Pitt has won 17 of the last 20 meetings, including four in a row dating back to 2018 and eight of the last nine dating back to 2013.

Kenny Pickett led Pitt to a 31-14 win over Syracuse last season at the JMA Wireless Dome, tossing four touchdowns in the win on the way to the ACC title.

Pitt has played more games against Syracuse all-time than any other school, aside from West Virginia and Penn State.

Kickoff time: 3:30 p.m.

Channel: ACC Network

Broadcast crew: Chris Cotter (PxP), Mark Herzlich (analyst), Lericia Harris (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

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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