Pitt’s 2021 Football Schedule Announced
PITTSBURGH—Pitt’s 12-game football schedule for the 2021 season was unveiled today by the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The Panthers will host seven games at Heinz Field, including four pivotal ACC contests.
The home season highlights:
· Pitt will host three foes that finished last season among the nation’s Top 25 teams: College Football Playoff participant Clemson (Oct. 23), Miami (Oct. 30) and North Carolina. The Tar Heels will visit Heinz for a nationally televised Thursday night contest (Nov. 11).
· Following a one-season hiatus, Pitt will resume its series with ACC Coastal Division member Virginia (Nov. 20).
· The Panthers open the season on Sept. 4 against FBS independent Massachusetts. Pitt hosts additional non-conference opponents Western Michigan (Sept. 18) and New Hampshire (Sept. 25).
Pitt plays its road opener at Tennessee—under the new direction of former UCF coach Josh Heupel—on Sept. 11. The Panthers have not visited Knoxville since 1983.
The October slate includes consecutive Coastal Division road trips to Georgia Tech (Oct. 2) and Virginia Tech (Oct. 16).
November will be bookended by away contests at Duke (Nov. 6) and Syracuse (Nov. 27). Since joining the ACC in 2013, the Panthers are a combined 13-2 against the Blue Devils and Orange.
Pitt football season tickets are now on sale. Fans can purchase full seven-game season ticket packages for as low as $175, while lower bowl seats are available starting at only $205. Flexible payment plans are available. For more information, click here or call (800) 643-7488.
The Panthers’ complete 2021 football schedule:
Sept. 4: Massachusetts
The Panthers and Minutemen meet for the first time.
Sept. 11: at Tennessee
Pitt last played in Knoxville on Sept. 3, 1983, knocking off Johnny Majors’ Volunteers, 13-3.
Sept. 18: Western Michigan
Coach Tim Lester has led the Broncos to two bowls in the last three seasons.
Sept. 25: New Hampshire
In the lone prior meeting, Pitt defeated the Wildcats, 38-16, on Sept. 11, 2010.
Oct. 2: at Georgia Tech*
Pitt will play the Yellow Jackets in Atlanta for the third consecutive season.
Oct. 16: at Virginia Tech*
Kenny Pickett threw for 404 yards in a 47-14 rout of the Hokies last year.
Oct. 23: Clemson*
Perennial CFP contender Clemson visits Pittsburgh for the first time.
Oct. 30: Miami*
The Hurricanes earned a No. 22 final ranking after going 8-3 last year.
Nov. 6: at Duke*
Pitt won a 33-30 thriller at Wallace Wade Stadium in 2019.
Nov. 11 (Thurs.): North Carolina*
Pitt hosts UNC on Thursday night for the fourth consecutive time. The Panthers claimed a 34-27 OT win at Heinz in 2019.
Nov. 20 : Virginia*
The annual Coastal foes did not meet in 2020 due to the revised non-divisional format.
Nov. 27: at Syracuse*
The Panthers have won 16 of the past 19 games against the Orange.
Times and television arrangements will be announced at a later date.