It’s Senior Day at Acrisure Stadium Saturday against Duke, and while it’s still undetermined just who will be walking, it’s not undetermined what the impact of beating Duke will mean.
Duke is 7-3, in the midst of a surprisingly resurgent season, and Pitt needs a win in order to pick up a maximum of nine wins this season. That’s the goal, and Riley Leonard and Duke stand in the way.
Pitt has had success against Duke of late, but it will be a cold, blustery game at Acrisure Saturday.
— Pitt Football (@Pitt_FB) November 18, 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.
Kickoff time: 12 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)
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