It’s a Pitt game day, and for the first time in 11 years, the River City Rivalry will be played at Acrisure Stadium. The Paddlewheel Trophy may not be awarded to the winner, but there are certainly high stakes this weekend.
It’s just Week 2, but both Pitt and Cincinnati truly kick off their 2023 seasons after facing FCS opponents last week. An early non-conference Power Five will go a long way in starting the season off on a high note.
“Game No. 2, Cincinnati,” Pat Narduzzi said at his weekly presser on Thursday. “Really excited. I think our kids are probably more excited this week than they were last week. Got a Big 12 team coming in here, a team that played in the playoff, really good players, good athletes. It will be a challenge for us, so we’re looking forward to it.”
Cincinnati, in the first season of new head coach Scott Satterfield’s tenure, is coming off a season-opening throttle of Eastern Kentucky. New quarterback Emory Jones, who has spent time at Florida and Arizona State, threw for 345 yards and five touchdowns, ran for two more scores and the Bearcats held EKU to just over 300 yards of offense.
Pitt Panthers 🆚 Cincinnati Bearcats
Two cities connected by a river.
And decades of football history.
— Pitt Football (@Pitt_FB) September 8, 2023
Pitt will roll with the same uniform it wore in the win over Wofford, rocking the gold helmets with Pitt script, royal blue jerseys with gold numbers and gold pants. With the royal blue gloves, of course. It’s one of the cleanest jerseys in all of college football.
Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. at Acrisure Stadium, and for those unable to be in attendance, Pitt-Cincinnati will be the first ACC game broadcast on The CW Network, channel 22 (WPNT-TV, 22 The Point) in the Pittsburgh area. The CW is a national network though, so it will be available on any cable or streaming service.
The channel in your area can be looked up here.
Television — The CW Network (WPNT-TV, 22 The Point)
Tom Werme (play-by-play)
James Bates (analyst)
Treavor Scales (reporter)
Radio — 93.7 The Fan, Pitt Panthers Radio Network
Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play)
Pat Bostick (analyst)
Larry Richert and Dorin Dickerson (reporters)
SiriusXM Satellite Radio
Channels 103 or 207 or on the SiriusXM app
WPTS Radio (Pitt Student Station) — 92.1 FM