2021 Pitt Football Schedule: Analysis, Best and Worst Case Scenarios

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2021 Pitt Football Schedule: Analysis, Best and Worst Case Scenarios

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2021 Pitt Football Schedule: Analysis, Best and Worst Case Scenarios

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Breaking down and analyzing the 2021 Pitt Panthers football schedule with the best and worst case scenarios.


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2021 Pitt Football Schedule

Full schedule analysis with best and worst scenarios below

Sept. 4 UMass

Sept. 11 at Tennessee

Sept. 18 Western Michigan

Sept. 25 New Hampshire

Oct. 2 at Georgia Tech

Oct. 9 OPEN DATE

Oct. 16 at Virginia Tech

Oct. 23 Clemson

Oct. 30 Miami

Nov. 6 at Duke

Nov. 11 North Carolina

Nov. 20 Virginia

Nov. 27 at Syracuse

Dec. 4 ACC Championship (in Charlotte)

Games vs. The Atlantic: Clemson, at Syracuse

Missed Teams From The Atlantic: Boston College, Florida State, Louisville, NC State, Wake Forest

Pitt Panthers Football Schedule Analysis: The good: most of the key games are at home with North Carolina coming in on a Thursday night, Miami in on Halloween weekend, and with Virginia and Clemson in Heinz, too. There’s a good run of four home games in five wrapped around a winnable game at Duke, and with a trip to Syracuse to close.

The bad: Clemson. The Panthers have to play that team from the Atlantic. Dealing with Virginia Tech on the road isn’t all that fun, either, and going to Tennessee will be a key early test.

Pitt Panthers Football Schedule Best Case Scenario: 9-3. It’s not a bad schedule if the Panthers can beat Tennessee. Do that, and it’s a 4-0 start before going to Georgia Tech for a winnable game. Win at Duke and Syracuse, come up with a few good home victories, and it’ll be a great season.

Pitt Panthers Football Schedule Worst Case Scenario: 5-7. It would take a total flop to not have a winning season, but it’s possible. Lose at Tennessee, don’t get at least two of the road wins against Georgia Tech, Duke and Syracuse, and there’s a possible problem. Even at home beating Miami, North Carolina and/or Virginia – much less Clemson – isn’t a given.

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