Game Preview: Duke

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Game Six: Pitt (3-2) vs. Duke (3-1)

Saturday, October 5 at 8:00 p.m.

Series Record: Pitt leads 14-9

Last Game: Pitt won 54-45 (2018)

Pitt turns the page on their non-conference schedule and begins ACC play in earnest this weekend when they travel down to Durham, North Carolina to play the Duke Blue Devils. This is actually Pitt’s first game this season outside of Pennsylvania and it will come under the bright lights in primetime on the ACC Network. Since joining the ACC in 2013 the Panthers have pretty much had their way with Duke, winning 5 of their 6 conference matchups and the only loss coming in Double Overtime in 2014. Last year’s game was a high-scoring affair, with Duke leading the majority of the game, but with Pitt staying within striking distance throughout. Pitt tied it late on an Alex Kessman Field Goal and then, after a defensive stop, won it on a 25 yard Touchdown pass from Kenny Pickett to Maurice Ffrench with 5 seconds left. They tacked on a Safety for good measure in the confusion of a Duke desperation play as time expired.

This year, Duke has lost some key pieces. Former Quarterback Daniel Jones was infamously taken at 6th overall by the New York Giants. Wide Receivers T.J. Rahming and