There aren’t any special alternates needed for this one. Pitt is rolling out the class road uniforms for the 106th Backyard Brawl.
Pitt has unveiled its uniforms for the Backyard Brawl against West Virginia this weekend, wearing gold helmets, white jerseys and gold jerseys — with the blue Pitt script throughout. It’s a classic look.
The Backyard Brawl is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Morgantown, West Virginia, under the lights at Milan Puskar Stadium, and it will be the first time that the Brawl has been in Morgantown since 2011.
For those not in attendance, the game will be broadcast by ABC (WTAE-TV in the Pittsburgh area) with Sean McDonough (play-by-play), Greg McElroy (analyst) and Molly McGrath (sideline reporter) calling the game.
Classic Game. Classic Uniform. ✨
Pitt's 🔥 for the 106th Backyard Brawl
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The excitement surrounding the first Backyard Brawl in Morgantown has been building throughout the week, and after last season, Pitt is eager to build a winning streak against WVU.
Pitt, of course, would go on to win the first Backyard Brawl in over a decade, setting the foundation for a much-anticipated series that will continue (with an intermission in the mid-2020s) into the early 2030s.
And as the game shifts to Morgantown, West Virginia this season, there isn’t any level of anxiety. Only excitement.
“I told them after last, it’s another rivalry,” M.J. Devonshire said. “I’ll be walking around saying, ‘West Virginia doesn’t care. If you’re having a bad day, they don’t care. If you won or lost last week, they don’t care.’ They’re trying to beat you whether you won by 100 or lost by 100 the week before. That’s the type of team they are, and that’s the type of game they’re preparing to play. And you gotta be prepared for that.
“We’ve adapted to that, and we know that it is what it is, you gotta move on. The sun came up, and we got another opportunity to play football.”
Pitt is 55-35-2 all-time against West Virginia, dating back to when Pitt Athletics first tracks the games in 1917, but the game has been played since the 1800s. It’s one of the oldest rivalries in all of college football.