The Official Johnny Majors Classic Game Thread: #24 Tennessee @ #17 Pittsburgh, 3:30 PM ET, ABC

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#24 Tennessee Volunteers: 1-0 (0-0 SEC)


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#17 Pittsburgh Panthers: 1-0 (0-0 ACC)


GAME 2 | SEPT. 10, 2022 | 3:30 P.M. ET | PITTSBURGH, PA. | ACRISURE STADIUM (68,400)


Weather:
Hi: 81 / Low: 64 // Precip: %


Line: UT -6
O/U: 64.5


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Johnny Majors Classic, Part II

When Tennessee and Pitt meet on Saturday, they will pay tribute to a shared gridiron icon as the game's designation for the second straight year is the Johnny Majors Classic, named in honor of the late legendary head coach and player. The two teams honored Majors last season in a game that Pitt won 41-34 on Sept. 11 in Knoxville.

Majors served two tenures as head coach at Pitt, doing so from 1973-76 and 1993-96. He spent 16 seasons as head coach of his alma mater of Tennessee from 1977-92. In total, he produced a 185-137-10 record in 29 seasons of coaching. Saturday marks the Volunteers' first appearance on ABC since a 45-24 win over Virginia Tech in the Battle at Bristol on Sept. 10, 2016.
 
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45 Streak

The Vols have tied a school record for consecutive games scoring 45 or more points with four, which matches the 1993 team who did it in the final four contests of the regular season. UT has combined for 209 points and is 3-1 during this streak: (59-10 Ball State, 45-48 Purdue, 45-21 Vanderbilt, 60-14 South Alabama). In 14 games in the Heupel era, the Vols are averaging 40.7 points per game.
 
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SERIES HISTORY

Pitt leads, 3-0

Tennessee will be looking to notch its first win over Pittsburgh in program history after dropping the previous three contests, all of which were played in Knoxville. The Vols came close to downing the Panthers last season, but their fourth-quarter comeback came up just short in a 41-34 loss.
 
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ABOUT PITTSBURGH

The Panthers are led by eighth-year head coach Pat Narduzzi, who guided the program to 11 wins and its first ACC title in program history in 2021.

Offensively, Pitt is led by USC transfer quarterback Kedon Slovis, who completed 16-of-24 passes for 308 yards and a touchdown in the Panthers' season-opening 38-31 win over rival West Virginia. Four players had multiple receptions in the season opener, led by Konata Mumpfield's five catches for 71 yards. Rodney Hammond Jr. was Pitt's leading rusher against the Mountaineers, finishing with 74 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries.

The Panthers feature an experienced and talented defensive front which racked up five sacks in last week's opener, including a pair from defensive end Habakkuk Baldonado. Senior linebacker Sirvocea Dennis led the team with 10 tackles while redshirt junior defensive back M.J. Devonshire had a 56-yard pick six in the fourth quarter that proved to the be the game-winning score.
 
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My feelings about this game are strange. On one hand I’m nervous because I know losing is a possibility and also, BVS lol. On the other, I have this weird (but good) feeling that this will be a blowout win for our Vols. I’m so excited! GBO! 🍊
This is the sort of game we need to win to take that "next" step on a return to college football relevance.

There are more rungs above it on the ladder, but this is the next one. I'm super excited to see how the team responds.
 
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#24 Tennessee Volunteers: 1-0 (0-0 SEC)


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#17 Pittsburgh Panthers: 1-0 (0-0 ACC)


GAME 2 | SEPT. 10, 2022 | 3:30 P.M. ET | PITTSBURGH, PA. | ACRISURE STADIUM (68,400)


Weather:
Hi: 81 / Low: 64 // Precip: %


Line: UT -6
O/U: 64.5


TV: ABC / Watch
Radio:
Vol Network / Listen
Satellite Radio:
Sirius Ch. 138 // XM Ch. 190 // Online: Ch. 961
Online: WatchESPN.com


Pitt Game Notes

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