The Pittsburgh Panthers will aim to bolster their shot at bowl eligibility with a win in a key Big East showdown against the Connecticut Huskies. The teams face off in Friday night primetime action from Storrs.
The Huskies welcome a Panthers team coming off a triple-overtime loss to the BCS No. 4 Notre Dame Fighting Irish, where Ray Graham's 172 yards and one score proved to be too little against the undefeated Irish.
Connecticut is in the midst of a four-game losing streak, most recently dropping a close one to the South Florida Bulls, 13-6.
Huskies quarterback Chandler Whitmer's 284 yards against the Bulls' defense was not enough, as UConn fell to 0-4 in conference play.
The 4-5 Panthers, 1-3 in Big East play, will play the Bulls and the No. 23 Rutgers Scarlet Knights before the end of the season. Pittsburgh will aim for the six-win threshold to help the Big East get as many teams bowl-eligible as possible.
Date and Time: Friday, Nov. 9, 8 p.m. ET
Location: Rentschler Field, Storrs, Conn.
Odds: Pittsburgh is a 3.5-point favorite