In my gut I feel like Pitt is going to come up short in this one. Maybe it’s shell shock from last year. Maybe it’s just late November pessimism. Maybe it’s just been too long since I’ve seen us run the ball down someone’s throat. But… Bud Foster is gone, it’s (probably) not going to rain, and the home team has won the last 7 out of 8 in this series.
As Richard pointed out on Wednesday VT is coming off a grueling stretch of games and Pitt has played one game in three weeks, so they should be rested and healthy. Kenny Pickett’s ankle should certainly be in better shape.
At the end of the Day the defense is going to have to create some turnovers just like against FSU. And it sure would help if Whipple can manage to find a running game.
So yea my gut says Pitt loses, but rationality (and fanhood) wins out. Pitt 24 – Hokies 21.
Update: 2:15 PM
University of Pittsburgh Department of Athletics Statement:
Pitt has 16 players who will not be available for today’s football game against Virginia Tech due to COVID-related protocols.