A new week presents a new opportunity for the Pittsburgh Panthers in their matchup against Virginia Tech. Getting a win in a game like this is crucial to remain in the hunt to play in the ACC championship. Earlier in the week, we previewed the Hokies on offense and defense.
With still seven ACC games in front of the Panthers, Pitt needs to come out focused and find their offensive identity early against a team that has struggled to keep opposing teams out of the end zone.
Pittsburgh (3-2) vs Virginia Tech (2-3)
Kickoff: 3:30PM, Acrisure Stadium, Pittsburgh, PA
TV: ACC Network, Wes Durham (play-by-play), Roddy Jones (analyst), Taylor Davis (reporter)
Radio: 93.7 The Fan ∙ Pitt Panthers Radio Network
Weather: Sunny with temperatures in the mid 50s
ATS Pick: Pittsburgh -14.5 (Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.)
Despite last week’s setback to Georgia Tech, Pitt is 10-3 over its last 13 ACC contests.
Pitt has won two consecutive games against Virginia Tech by an aggregate score of 75-21. The Panthers won 28-7 last year in Blacksburg and 47-14 in Pittsburgh during the 2020 season.
Dating back to 2001, when both schools were Big East members, the Panthers have won nine of the past 13 games against Virginia Tech.
Pitt is tied for the ACC lead and ranks 13th nationally with 16 sacks this season, an average of 3.20 per contest. Linebacker SirVocea Dennis and tackle Calijah Kancey lead the Panthers with three sacks each.
Virginia Tech has surrendered the second-fewest sacks in the ACC to date with six (1.2 per game).
The Panthers are averaging 34:01 in possession time this season. That average leads the ACC and ranks 10th nationally.
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