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Football Hosts Navy at Heinz Field this Saturday




Sept. 14, 2009

GAME NOTES LINK:

Pitt-Navy Game Notes

Pitt (2-0, 0-0 Big East) vs.

Navy (1-1)

 

Sept. 19, 2009    6 p.m., EDT • Heinz Field (65,050)   Pittsburgh, Pa.


 

 

 

GAME STORYLINES                    

Once annual rivals as eastern independents, Pitt and Navy renew ties for the 38th time. The 2009 encounter marks the third game of a four-year scheduling agreement between the Panthers and Midshipmen.

Navy owns 13 victories over BCS schools since 2003, tied with Utah for the most wins by a non-BCS school during that span.

A victory over Navy would give the Panthers a 3-0 start for the first time since 2000.  Pitt has won 12 of its last 16 games dating back to the 2007 season.

Receiving votes in both major polls this week, the Panthers look to solidify their Top 25 credentials with a win over Navy. Pitt is ranked 27th in the Associated Press poll and 29th in the USA Today coaches poll.

 

BROADCAST INFORMATION

TV: The Pitt-Navy game will not be televised.

 

ESPN360: Pitt-Navy can be viewed on ESPN360.com, ESPN's online home for live sports. John Sanders (play-by-play) and Drew Haddad (color) will call the action. 

 

PITT RADIO: 3WS 94.5 (WWSW-FM), Fox Sports Radio 970 (WBGG-AM) and the Pittsburgh ISP Sports Network. Bill Hillgrove calls the action, while three-time Pitt All-American Bill Fralic and former Panther head coach Serafino "Foge" Fazio provide color analysis.

 

SATELLITE RADIO: The Pitt-Navy game will be aired on SIRIUS satellite radio channel 91.

 

INTERNET: "Panthers All-Access" at PittsburghPanthers.com.

 

 

PITT-NAVY SERIES HISTORY

Pitt holds a 21-13-3 advantage over Navy in a series that began in 1912...this is the third consecutive year the Panthers and Midshipmen have met...the four-year scheduling agreement concludes in 2013 with a game at Navy...Pitt triumphed in Annapolis last year, 42-21, its first visit to Navy since 1987...the last game in Pittsburgh occurred in 2007, a 48-45 Navy win in double overtime...the '07 encounter marked the first meeting between the two teams since 1989...Pitt and the Midshipmen played 19 consecutive times between 1961-79, followed by seven consecutive meetings from 1983-89.