Pitt and Penn State will face off for the final time in the foreseeable future on Sept. 14, and on Thursday, additional details about the highly anticipated matchup were revealed. The game will kick off from Beaver Stadium at noon ET, and it will be broadcast nationally on ABC, according to a press release from Pitt.
Despite the popularity of the matchup, which has been played in front of immense crowds of 69,983 at Heinz Field in 2016, 109,898 at Beaver Stadium in 2017 and 68,400 at Heinz Field in 2018, the Pitt-Penn State series was not extended past 2019 and is unlikely to be played again anytime soon. That is because Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour said last May that the rivalry would most likely be shelved until “some point after 2030.”
The two teams have played 99 times since first meeting on the gridiron in 1893, and Pitt has played to a 43-52-4 record in the all-time series. Penn State has gotten the better of Pitt thus far in the current four-year engagement, winning two of the last three games. However, the 2019 matchup will be the first time the Nittany Lions are not led by quarterback Trace McSorley.
Thursday’s announcement also adds an additional degree of clarity to Pitt’s 2019 football schedule, which can be seen as it currently stands below:
Aug. 31 - Pitt vs. Virginia (7:30 p.m. ET, ACC)
Sept. 7 - Pitt vs. Ohio (11 a.m. ET, ACC)
Sept. 14 - Pitt at Penn State (12 p.m. ET, ABC)
Sept. 21 - Pitt vs. UCF
Sept. 28 - Pitt vs. Delaware
Oct. 5 - Pitt at Duke
Oct. 18 - Pitt at Syracuse (7 p.m. ET, ESPN)
Oct. 26 - Pitt vs. Miami
Nov. 2 - Pitt at Georgia Tech
Nov. 14 - Pitt vs. North Carolina (8 p.m. ET, ESPN)
Nov. 23 - Pitt at Virginia Tech
Nov. 30 - Pitt vs. Boston College