The lost on Saturday to Wake Forest virtually eliminated Pitt from participating in a bowl game. Barring a miracle finish, this would be the first non-bowl season for Pitt, excluding the COVID-19 impacted 2020 season, since 2017 when they finished 5-7.
Looking at the rest of the schedule, the question now becomes how bad could this 2023 season get in terms of historical perspective?
Pitt currently sits with a record of 2-5 with a difficult remaining schedule ahead.
PITT REMAINING SCHEDULE
at No. 15 Notre Dame (6-2)
vs. No. 4 Florida State (7-0)
at Syracuse (4-3)
vs. Boston College (4-3)
at No. 16 Duke (5-2)
Realistically, how many winnable games do you see on that schedule? The answer to that is one, possibly two.
If that were to happen and Pitt only finishes with 3 or 4-wins, here’s the last time Pitt has been that bad.
MOST RECENT 4 WIN SEASONS
MOST RECENT 3 OR LESS WIN SEASONS
If this were to play out, the biggest question then becomes how would the Pitt administration react to this?
It’s hard to comprehend that this is even being talked about considering Pitt is just two years removed from winning the ACC Championship. That’s likely a distant memory for Heather Lyke and company.