July 30, 2009
PITTSBURGH—Pitt and Utah have agreed to a home-and-home football series beginning with the 2010 season, University of Pittsburgh athletic director Steve Pederson announced.
Pitt will play at Utah on Sept. 11, 2010. The Panthers will host the Utes the following season on Oct. 15, 2011.
The 2010 encounter will mark the first-ever regular-season game between the two schools. The only prior meeting occurred during the postseason when the Utes capped a 12-0 season with a 35-7 victory over the Big East champion Panthers in the 2005 Fiesta Bowl.
Utah finished 13-0 last year, including a 31-17 victory over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, and was ranked No. 2 in the final Associated Press poll. Over the last six seasons the Utes have compiled a 59-16 mark (.787).
“Pitt-Utah is one of those rarely played intersectional matchups that should be very appealing for our fans and national television,” Pederson said. “Utah has been one of college football’s biggest winners over the past several years, giving us a challenging and compelling opponent.”
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