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Pitt Unveils ‘Roc the Royal’ Uniforms For Duke Contest



Pitt and Duke will face off at Acrisure Stadium Saturday in the penultimate game of the regular season, and Pitt will ‘Roc the Royal’ one more time this season.

A noon kickoff, which will be broadcast on the ACC Network, will give Pitt the chance to wear its gold helmets with a blue stripe, blue jerseys and blue pants.

Duke became just the second team in the ACC Coastal to earn bowl eligibility two weeks ago and followed with a win over Virginia Tech. Duke has reached the seven-win plateau — already the highest win total since the 2018 season.

With wins over Temple, Northwestern, North Carolina A&T, Virginia, Miami, Boston College and Virginia Tech, Duke is 6-3 so far this season. With losses to Kansas, Georgia Tech and North Carolina.

Pitt is 16-9 all-time against Duke, dating back to an inaugural 52-7 win in Durham, North Carolina in 1929. Duke won five straight matchups between 1940-51, and it’s been a largely Pitt-controlled series since.

Pitt has won six games in a row against Duke and 10 of the last 11 meetings — the sole loss coming in a 51-48 double-overtime loss at what-was-then Heinz Field in 2014.

Kenny Pickett threw for 416 yards and three touchdowns (helping fuel a 636-yard offensive explosion) to lead Pitt to a 54-29 win over Duke last season at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham.

The ACC Network crew features Chris Cotter (play-by-play), Mark Herzlich (analyst) and Lericia Harris (reporter).

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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1 year ago

You mentioned KP8 in the article at the end.
Just so happens to be an Ocean Township NJ QB Committed to Temple right now, about 6’2”….. Hmmm, sound familiar? Trained by KP8’s QB Coach too!

On Campus Stadium Please
On Campus Stadium Please
1 year ago

Thanks for the uniform colors, now we can sleep tonight

1 year ago

Blue on blue vs. Blue. Smart.

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