College Football

Game Week: Pitt, Syracuse to Meet at Yankee Stadium

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PITT (2-7, 1-4 ACC) vs. SYRACUSE (4-5, 0-5 ACC)

November 11, 2023 • 3:30 p.m. (ET)

Yankee Stadium (46,537/Natural Grass) • Bronx, N.Y.

ACC Network • 93.7 The Fan • Pitt Radio Network

Game Storylines

• Pitt and Syracuse meet in Yankee Stadium to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first college football contest played in the historic venue.

• The Panthers and Orange squared off in the original Yankee Stadium on Oct. 20, 1923. Syracuse won that contest, 3-0.

• Pitt is 1-2 all-time in Yankee Stadium. In addition to the 1923 game, the Panthers defeated Army, 7-6, on Nov. 17, 1962, and lost to Northwestern in the Pinstripe Bowl, 31-24, on Dec. 28, 2016.

• Pitt and Syracuse were Big East members from 1993-2012 before entering the Atlantic Coast Conference together in 2013.

• Pitt and Syracuse have played every year since 1955. The annual series will continue as a “protected matchup” in the ACC’s new scheduling model set to begin in 2024.

• Pitt has won 18 of the past 21 games in the series. As the Panthers’ head coach, Pat Narduzzi is 7-1 against the Orange (his lone loss occurring in the Dome, 27-24, in 2017.)

• Since 2015, Pat Narduzzi has directed Pitt to 42 victories in ACC play, tied with Miami for the second-highest win total during that span. Pitt trails only Clemson (62).

• Since the 2020 season, Pitt is 10-2 during the month of November with the losses coming to No. 4 Clemson (2020) and No. 4 Florida State (this year).

• The Panthers rank 11th nationally in tackles for loss (7.4 per game) and 21st in sacks (2.78 per game).

• Pitt is one of just six teams that will play 11 “Power Conference” opponents in 2023, joining Colorado, Louisville, Purdue, Utah and West Virginia.

Series in Brief

Series Began: 1916

Series Overall: Pitt leads 43-32-3

ACC Series: Pitt leads 9-1

At Pittsburgh: Pitt leads 25-11

At Syracuse: SU leads 19-18-3

At Neutral Sites: SU leads 2-0

Last Meeting (at Pitt): Nov. 5, 2022 (Pitt 19, Syracuse 9)

Last Meeting at SU: Nov. 27, 2021 (Pitt 31, Syracuse 14)

Current Streak: Pitt has won 5 (2018-22)

Longest Pitt Series Win Streak: 11 games (1973-83)

Longest SU Series Win Streak: 11 games (1991-2001)

Coaching Matchup 

Pitt’s Chris Bickell ’97 Head Football Coach Pat Narduzzi

Overall (season): 64-48 (ninth)

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