Penn State-Pitt set for prime-time kickoff at Heinz Field

PSU-Pitt set for prime time

The Penn State-Pitt rivalry just got a bigger spotlight.

Penn State's September 8 football game against in-state rival Pitt will kick off at 8 p.m. and will air on ABC. It will kick off at 8 p.m.to a national TV audience. It's been to Happy Valley on six occasions and covered Penn State games 18 times.

ABC announced the first three games of its 2018 Saturday Night Football package, selecting Penn State-Pitt for a national prime-time broadcast September 8.

The Nittany Lions face Pitt for the third game of the four-game series.

The Penn State-Pitt meeting likely will be the last at Heinz Field for the forseeable future. Last season, the Nittany Lions used a pair of Mike Gesicki touchdown catches and two scores by Saquon Barkley to post a 33-14 win over Pittsburgh.

Penn State will play at least one regular season night game for the 19th consecutive season. The Nittany Lions are scheduled for a night game on Friday, Sept. 21, at IL, with game time to be announced.

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