Ready for Pitt After this Weekend

When former Big East foes Pittsburgh and Cincinnati face off this weekend in Pennsylvania, WVU fans should take notice. You can spare some time from the simultaneous Duquesne game to tune into the broadcast to see who the dominant squad is. Currently, Vegas has the Panthers up on the Cincinnati Bearcats with a 7-point spread, but this might change with more conversations heading into the weekend.

These teams kick off at 6:30 p.m., Saturday night on The CW. This will be the station’s debut in ACC football.

Both of these teams had a big first week, Cincinnati taking down Eastern Kentucky by a handsome margin and Pittsburgh knocking off Wofford 45-7 in their home opener. This will be the second home game in a row for Pitt before they travel to face off against WVU the following weekend. You can bet that footage from this game will be instrumental in how our staff plans defensive and offensive strategies for both games, but instantly for the looming Backyard Brawl.

Pittsburgh is generating some buzz on the AP Poll, and a win against Cincinnati might not be all that glamorous, but some stumbles from teams in the Top 25 could see the Panthers ranked before their trip to Morgantown. Wouldn’t we just love to spoil all that ranked hype by letting CJ Donaldson run loose?

If you haven’t grabbed your authentic jersey for the Backyard Brawl, many vendors still have some to make sure you are decked out for the game with the most significant implications for our pride, our state, and the potential future of Head Coach Neal Brown.

Here’s a reminder of what the jersey looks like for the 2023 Backyard Brawl:

[Featured image courtesy of Pittsburgh Sports Now]

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Benjamin Gilbert
Benjamin Gilbert here - panhandle resident and enjoyer of Pitt losses. First and foremost, I am a lifelong West Virginia Mountaineer fan and do my best to inspire that passion in my beautiful wife and talented kids. Unfortunately, fandom doesn't always pay the bills. I have been writing for a decade and a half for various professions and multi-faceted franchises, so writing is what I do. Combining my skills with my passion for the WVU teams, I always seek to provide fair and honest takes on our path to finding the top of college athletics. Let's Go.