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Pittsburgh vs. Virginia Tech: Complete Game Preview
Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

With last week's win over North Carolina, the Virginia Tech Hokies improved to 5-1 on the season, 2-0 in the ACC. This Saturday, the Hokies will renew acquaintances with former Big East rival Pittsburgh. 

The Panthers head into this weekend's tilt with the Hokies at 3-1, 2-1 in conference play. This marks the first time that the schools will meet as ACC opponents. VT and Pitt were Big East rivals from 1993-2003. 

The two schools played last season with Pittsburgh dominating the Hokies 35-17. It was one of the more embarrassing defensive performances in Virginia Tech's history under defensive coordinator Bud Foster. The Panthers passed for 283 yards and ran for 254 more. Fortunately for the Hokies, Pitt had to replace their quarterback, top two rushers and leading receiver from a year ago.

VT leads the all-time series, 7-5; however, Pitt has won the last four meetings. The Panthers were off last week after defeating Virginia two weeks ago. 

 

  • When: Saturday, October 12, 2013
  • Where: Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, Va. 
  • Time: 12 p.m. ET
  • TV: ESPNU
  • Radio: Virginia Tech IMG Sports Network. Here is a complete list of stations by area. 
  • Spread: The Hokies are currently nine-point favorites

 

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