The Pitt football schedule for 2016 isn’t easy with the non-conference slate, but it eases up late.
2016 Pitt Football Schedule
Sept. 3 Villanova
Sept. 10 Penn State
Sept. 17 at Oklahoma State
Sept. 24 at North Carolina
Oct. 1 Marshall
Oct. 8 Georgia Tech
Oct. 15 at Virginia
Oct. 22 OPEN DATE
Oct. 27 Virginia Tech
Nov. 5 at Miami
Nov. 12 at Clemson
Nov. 19 Duke
Nov. 26 Syracuse
Non-Conference Games: Villanova, Penn State, at Oklahoma State, Marshall
Games vs. the Atlantic: at Clemson, Syracuse
5 Keys To The Schedule
– It’s an interesting start with Villanova not a total breather before a fight with Penn State and a trip to Oklahoma State. With Marshall also added in, the Panthers aren’t taking it easy in the non-conference schedule.
– Getting Syracuse at home from the Atlantic isn’t bad, but going to Clemson is a horrible, horrible break in divisional play.
– There’s a midseason stretch of three road games in four – going to Virginia, Miami and Clemson – but there’s a week off in the middle before the home game against Virginia Tech.
– Closing out with Duke and Syracuse at Heinz Field isn’t bad, but that comes off the road games to Miami and Clemson.
– WATCH OUT FOR … the road game at Virginia. The Panthers might be beaten up a bit before going into their off-week. Worse yet, they play the Cavaliers after dealing with the cut-blocking Georgia Tech offense.
2017 Non-Conference Games: Youngstown State, at Penn State, Oklahoma State, Rice