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.
Game 11 Uniform 🟡🔵🔵
Blue on Blue 🆚 the Blue Devils
Saturday ⏰ Noon 📺 @ACCNetwork
— Pitt Football (@Pitt_FB) November 17, 2022
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).