If you’re going to the Pitt-Notre Dame matchup this season, you may need to bring a costume. It will be Halloween weekend after all.
Pitt-Notre Dame has been set for a Saturday, Oct. 28 matchup at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend. A kickoff time, television network and broadcast crew will be announced at a later date.
2023 Schedule Update ✍️
Pitt @ Notre Dame
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It won’t just be a Halloween weekend showdown and the first meeting since an ill-fated 45-3 loss at Heinz Field in 2020, it will be a revenge game for new quarterback Phil Jurkovec.
Jurkovec, who originally committed to Notre Dame as a high schooler in 2018, transferred away from the Fighting Irish in 2020. It will be his second time facing ND, previously having done so at Boston College in 2020, and his last opportunity to bring home a win.
Pitt heads into the matchup on a three-game losing streak dating back to 2015 — with only one win dating back to 2013: a 28-21 win in 2013.
Pitt is 21-48 all-time against Notre Dame, having played the Fighting Irish since 1930. It’s been skewed in ND’s direction since the inaugural matchup, but there’s no time like the present.
With the Notre Dame matchup decided, all four of Pitt’s 2023 non-conference games have been set on the calendar.
Pitt will open its scheduled against Wofford on Sept. 2 and Cincinnati on Sept. 9, both at Acrisure Stadium, before heading to Morgantown for the Backyard Brawl against West Virginia on Sept. 16.
The ACC schedule will be released later this year.