It won’t be easy-going when it comes to Pitt’s non-conference next season, but it won’t be all Power Five opponents.
Pitt will host Wofford at Acrisure Stadium in September, Panther Lair’s Jim Hammett reported. The FCS opponent will join a non-conference slate that includes Cincinnati, West Virginia and Notre Dame.
Wofford joined the Divison I level in 1995, starting out as an Independent before joining the Southern Conference in 1997.
Wofford has won seven Southern Conference championships, including three straight from 2017-19, but it hasn’t been easy-going since COVID-19 impacted the 2020 season.
Since a shortened 1-4 season in 2019, Wofford has gone 4-18 in the last two seasons — including 1-11 on the road.
Wofford has played a handful of Power Five opponents in recent seasons, including Virginia Tech this season, North Carolina in 2021 and Clemson in 2019. It will be the first-ever meeting between Pitt and Wofford.
It remains uncertain when Pitt will play Wofford next season, but Cincinnati is scheduled for Sept. 9 and West Virginia for Sept. 16, so the beginning and end of the month are open.
Pitt’s future non-conference currently includes:
2024 — Kent State, Cincinnati, WVU and Youngstown State
2025 — Central Michigan, WVU, Notre Dame
2026 — Wisconsin
2027 — Wisconsin
2028 — Notre Dame