The Huskies head to the Steel City to take on the Panthers for the first time since Pittsburgh announced its defection to the ACC.
Event: Connecticut Huskies vs. Pittsburgh Panthers - NCAA Football, Week 9
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 26, - 8:00 p.m. EDT.
Location: Heinz Field (Capacity: 60,050), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Broadcast Info: Wednesday night's game between UConn and Pittsburgh will be televised nationally on ESPN. Joe Tessitore will be on play-by-play with Lou Holtz and Mark May providing color commentating and Quint Kessenich on the sidelines.
The game can be heard on the radio on WTIC 1080-AM, the home of UConn Huskies football for the last 20 years. Joe D'Ambrosio is on play-by-play duty, Wayne Norman will provide color and Kevin Nathan will be on the sidelines.
Series History: UConn leads the all-time series against Pittsburgh, 4-3, with a 1-2 record on the road. The Huskies took the contest last year, when running back Jordan Todman ran for a career-high 222 yards to push UConn to a 30-28 home win on Nov. 11, 2010.
Storyline: Coach Paul Pasqualoni's Huskies will take on the Panthers for the first time since Pittsburgh announced it was leaving the Big East for the ACC. UConn will look to build off its 16-10 triumph over South Florida on Oct. 15 and attempt to win consecutive games for the first time since the Huskies won five straight to close out the 2010 regular season. The Huskies will hope to get big performances out of redshirt freshman running back Lyle McCombs and redshirt senior Dave Teggart, who kicked three field goals in the win over South Florida.
Prediction: Though both squads sport matching 3-1 records, Pittsburgh's ledger is much more respectable. The Panthers had a close loss to Notre Dame and posted much larger margins of victories against the teams' common opponents of Buffalo and South Florida. They also have not lost to Western Michigan this season. Final Score: Pittsburgh 30, UConn 17.
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