Notre Dame–Pittsburgh football rivalry
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|First meeting||October 30, 1909|
Notre Dame, 6–0
|Latest meeting||October 13, 2018|
Notre Dame, 19–14
|Next meeting||October 24, 2020 in South Bend|
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Notre Dame Stadium
South Bend, Indiana, U.S.
|All-time series||Notre Dame leads, 48–21–1 (.693)|
|Largest victory||Notre Dame, 58–0 (1944)|
|Longest win streak||Notre Dame, 11 (1964–74)|
|Current win streak||Notre Dame, 2 (2015–present)|
This storied series began in 1909, and there have been no more than two consecutive seasons without two teams meeting each other except from 1913 to 1929, 1938 to 1942, and 1979 to 1981. Since 1982, the Panthers and Irish have remained a relative fixture on each other's schedules. Notre Dame leads the series 48–21–1. The longest game in Notre Dame history occurred between the two schools in 2008, when Pitt defeated ND in a record four overtimes by a field goal. The 2012 contest saw Notre Dame erase a 20–6 deficit in the fourth quarter and force overtime. The Irish won 29–26 in triple overtime after the Panthers narrowly missed a game-winning field goal in the second overtime. The most recent game was a 42–30 Irish win in 2015. The teams met again on October 13, 2018, at Notre Dame. The game often gets a large amount of national media attention and most often is televised on major television channels like NBC (which televises all Notre Dame home games), ABC and ESPN.
|Notre Dame victories||Pittsburgh victories||Tie games||Vacated wins[n 1]|
- Notre Dame's win in 2012 was vacated as a result of NCAA sanctions against the Notre Dame football program issued on November 22, 2016 after the NCAA found that a student-trainer committed academic misconduct for two football players and provided six other players with impermissible academic extra benefits. The NCAA also rejected Notre Dame's appeal on February 13, 2018. This win is not included in Notre Dame's all-time record, nor is it counted in the series record between the two teams. See Wikipedia:WikiProject College football/Vacated victories for an explanation of how vacated victories are recorded.
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- NCAA orders Notre Dame Fighting Irish to vacate wins from 2012, 2013 seasons. ESPN, 2016-11-22.
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