Next Saturday, Penn State and Pitt renew their 100-year old rivalry for the first time in 16 years. After the game was announced to be broadcast on ESPN, we now know who the underdog is.
Pitt opened up as a 4.5 point favorite over Penn State on Sunday, as the two 1-0 teams will clash for state bragging rights once again.
Pitt is now a 4.5 point favorite over Penn State. The line started at 9. Let the debate begin.
— Lance Lysowski (@LLysowski) September 4, 2016
The game, which will take place on Pitt’s home turf, Heinz Field, is scheduled for noon.
Both Pitt and Penn State won their season openers; Penn State cruised to a 33-13 win over Kent State, while Pitt took a 28-7 victory over FCS-school Villanova.
Penn State leads the all-time rivalry against Pitt 50-42-4, but the Nittany Lions lost the last meeting, 12-0, which took place Sept. 16, 2000.