Virginia Tech @ Pittsburgh
Current Records: Virginia Tech 4-4; Pittsburgh 4-4
What to Know
The Pittsburgh Panthers have had a week off and are no doubt ready to get back on the field. Pitt and the Virginia Tech Hokies will face off in an ACC battle at 4 p.m. ET Saturday at Heinz Field. The Panthers will be seeking to avenge the 28 to nothing loss they suffered the last time these two teams played Nov. 23 of last year.
Everything went Pitt's way against the Florida State Seminoles two weeks ago as they made off with a 41-17 win.
Virginia Tech suffered a bitter defeat last week, failing to capitalize on an early lead against the Miami (FL) Hurricanes. Virginia Tech lost 25-24 to Miami (FL). A silver lining for the Hokies was the play of RB Jalen Holston, who punched in two rushing touchdowns. Holston's performance made up for a slower contest against the Liberty Flames two weeks ago. Holston's sharp performance set his single-game rushing touchdown high for the season.
The Virginia Tech defensive unit accumulated six sacks for a loss of 37 yards. Leading the way was DL Jarrod Hewitt and his 2.5 sacks. Hewitt now has four sacks through eight games.
The Panthers are expected to lose this next one by 3. Those who got lucky with them against the spread two weeks ago might want to hold off on placing bets this time since the squad has yet to string together back-to-back wins against the spread.
Pittsburgh's victory lifted them to 4-4 while Virginia Tech's loss dropped them down to 4-4. The Hokies have been dynamite on the offensive side of the ball, averaging 35.63 points per game. We'll see if Pitt can find some way to disarm them.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 4 p.m. ET
- Where: Heinz Field -- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- TV: ACC Network
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $35.00
The Hokies are a 3-point favorite against the Panthers, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Hokies as a 2.5-point favorite.
Virginia Tech have won three out of their last five games against Pittsburgh.
- Nov 23, 2019 - Virginia Tech 28 vs. Pittsburgh 0
- Nov 10, 2018 - Pittsburgh 52 vs. Virginia Tech 22
- Nov 18, 2017 - Virginia Tech 20 vs. Pittsburgh 14
- Oct 27, 2016 - Virginia Tech 39 vs. Pittsburgh 36
- Oct 03, 2015 - Pittsburgh 17 vs. Virginia Tech 13