PITT SBURGH Panthers 2016 Full Football Schedule: Pitt will play one of its most challenging schedules in recent memory when it faces a 2016 slate that features eight bowl teams, four that won at least 10 games and three that finished in the nation’s Top 20.
The Panthers will play Seven games at Heinz Field, including the heavily anticipated renewal of Pitt’s series with Penn State on Sept. 10. The historic rivalry has not been played since the 2000 season when the Panthers blanked the Nittany Lions, 12-0.
PITT SBURGH Panthers 2016 Full Football Schedule
Sept. 3 | Villanova | TBA
Pitt opens its 127th football season against perennial FCS power Villanova.
Sept. 10 | Penn State | TBA
The historic Pennsylvania rivals renew ties for the first time since 2000 and will play four games from 2016-19.
Sept. 17 | at Oklahoma State | TBA
This will be the inaugural game between Pitt and Oklahoma State. The Cowboys went 10-3 last year, ranking No. 19 in the final coaches poll.
Sept. 24 | at North Carolina* | TBA
Pitt looks to halt a three-game skid against the Tar Heels. The last four meetings have been decided by an average of 5.3 points.
Oct. 1 | Marshall | TBA
The Herd has averaged 11 victories a year over the past three seasons under Doc Holliday.
Oct. 8 | Georgia Tech* | TBA
Chris Blewitt’s school-record 56-yard field goal lifted Pitt past the Yellow Jackets, 31-28, in 2015.
Oct. 15 | at Virginia* | TBA
A 51-yard interception return by Matt Galambos followed by Mike Caprara’s sack for a safety keyed last year’s 26-19 win over the Cavs.
Oct. 27 (Thurs.) | Virginia Tech* | TBA
Pitt hosts a nationally televised Thursday night game for the third consecutive season. The Panthers have won six of the past seven against the Hokies.
Nov. 5 | at Miami* | TBA
The Hurricanes are under the new direction of former Georgia head coach Mark Richt.
Nov. 12 | at Clemson* | TBA
The Panthers visit Death Valley to face the 2015 national runner-up. The teams have met only once before, a 34-3 Pitt win in the 1977 Gator Bowl.
Nov. 19 | Duke* | TBA
Duke has won 27 games the past three years under David Cutcliffe, the winningest three-year period in Blue Devils history.
Nov. 26 | Syracuse* | TBA
Pitt’s fourth-quarter rally in the Dome sunk Syracuse last season, 23-20. The teams have met every year since 1955.
Times and television arrangements will be announced at a later date.
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