I don’t know if Pitt will ever play a noon game again.
Pitt will play Louisville on Oct. 14 — Homecoming weekend — in the first game of the second half of the season, and kickoff has been set for 6:30 p.m. at Acrisure Stadium, which continues a stretch of non-noon football games.
The game will be broadcast on The CW Network, Pitt’s second time on the CW Network, and the broadcast crew will be revealed at a later date.
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Louisville is the only ACC team currently sitting at 5-0, with wins over Georgia Tech, Boston College and North Carolina State in conference, but the Cardinals will receive its first test in the form of No. 10 Notre Dame this weekend.
It’s Jeff Brohm’s first season as the Cards’ head coach, and former Purdue and Cal quarterback Jack Plummer has gotten off to a strong start this season — throwing for 1,406 yards and 11 touchdowns — but it’s Jawhar Jordan who leads the ACC in rushing.
Pitt has not been good in stopping the run at times this season, and that was on display against Virginia Tech over the weekend, so it was will be a tough test for the Panthers.
Pitt is 10-9 all-time against Louisville, dating back to a 27-6 win in the first meeting in 1976. It’s been a series of runs all-time. Pitt won the first four meetings, Louisville won the next seven meetings between 1990-2007 and Pitt has won six of the last eight meetings.
Pitt won the second most recent matchup 23-20 in 2020, a performance in which Kenny Pickett threw for 220 yards and two touchdowns and the defense forced three Cunningham interceptions. But Louisville won last season’s matchup in Louisville off a poor performance from Kedon Slovis.
Louisville currently sits at the top of the conference while Pitt sits at the bottom, only ahead of Virginia, which is due to the fact UVa hasn’t won a game yet this season.
The CW Network crew will be announced next Monday.