Clemson-Pitt soccer game 2021: What time, what channel?

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Clemson takes on Pitt in Pittsburgh for the first time on Saturday

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Clemson faces its biggest ACC challenge yet this week against No. 23 Pittsburgh, which features a high-scoring offense led by fifth-year senior quarterback Kenny Pickett.

Where is Clemson playing this week? When is the kick off?

WHO: Clemson (4-2, 3-1 ACC) vs. Pitt (5-1, 2-0)

When: 3:30 p.m. Saturday

Or: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

TV: ESPN

Flux: via ESPN app or WatchESPN

Radio: 105.5 FM in the Clemson area (see all Clemson affiliate radios here)

Satellite: Sirius 137, XM 193, Internet 955

Series history: The series between Clemson and Pitt is tied at 2-2. The Tigers have won the last two meetings, including a 52-17 victory over the Panthers in 2020. This will be the first time the two teams have played in Pennsylvania.

How is Clemson Pitt scoring right now?

Weather forecast

Considerable cloudiness. Slight chance of showers. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Temperatures in the mid-50s during the game.

What’s at stake

If Clemson wants a chance at a seventh straight ACC championship, the Tigers can’t lose anymore. Pitt and his high score attack will be the biggest challenge in this quest. The Tigers continue to expect an explosive game from their attack. If it can be that game, the team can use it as a springboard for a better second half of the regular season.

Clemson vs Pittsburgh Prediction

ESPN’s Football Power Index gives Clemson a 37% chance of winning the game. It’s the only game the rest of the way where the Tigers don’t have a 75% or better chance of winning, according to FPI.

Final point spread for the game

Pitt is a 3.5 point favorite against Clemson. The Tigers haven’t been overlooked in an ACC game since 2016.

The teams in numbers

Clemson

pitt

Points/game

20.5

48.3

Opp. point/game

12.5

20.0

Rulings/game

142.0

172.5

Opp. rushing yards/game

113.0

100.2

Passing yards/game

180.3

358.0

Opp. passing yards/game

201.7

219.2

Yards/game

322.3

530.5

Opp. yards/game

314.7

319.3

THREE PITT PANTHERS TO WATCH

Kenny Pickett, QB: Kenny Pickett is having a banner year and has 1,934 passing yards to accompany 180 rushing yards for a total of 24 total touchdowns after six games played. He ranks in the top 10 in the nation in nine categories, which includes third-best passing efficiency of 181.83 and third-most responsible points per game (24.0).

Jordan Addison, WR: The Panthers are at the bottom of their receiving group and Jordan Addison is one of many weapons. As the leading receiver, he had 586 yards on 34 catches with nine touchdowns and an all-around average of 98.5 yards per game.

Habacuc Baldonado, DL: Pitt’s offense is complemented by a defense that ranks among the top 30 in the nation, giving up 319.3 yards per game. Habakkuk Baldonado contributed to the effort as a force on the Panthers defensive line with 19 tackles, 6 ½ for loss, 4 ½ sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

THREE CLEMSON TIGERS TO WATCH

Davis Allen, ET: Despite a few drops, Davis Allen had catches at crucial moments in the Tigers’ game against the Orange and had a career-high eight catches for 49 yards. With the Tigers still working on their offense, incorporating Allen into the passing game will be important.

James Skalski, LB: Clemson’s defense is the highlight of the team and James Skalski is the backbone of it all. The sixth-year senior continues to lead the group both verbally and statistically with 41 tackles and three pass breakups in the year heading into Saturday’s game against Pitt.

Mario Goodrich, BC: Andrew Booth was out against Syracuse with a hamstring injury. If he can’t start again, Mario Goodrich will have to lead a thin secondary against Pitt’s pass-heavy attack. Against Syracuse, Goodrich had three tackles and four pass breakups.

2021 Clemson Tigers Football Schedule

Home matches in bold

  • September 4: Georgia 10, Clemson 3
  • September 11: Clemson 49, South Carolina State 3
  • September 18: Clemson 14, Georgia Tech 8
  • Sept. 25: NC State 27, Clemson 21 (2OT)
  • October 2: Clemson 19, Boston College 13
  • October 9: OPEN
  • October 15: Clemson 17, Syracuse 14
  • October 23: at Pitt (3:30 p.m., ESPN)
  • Oct. 30: vs. Florida State (3:30 p.m., ESPN)
  • November 6: in Louisville
  • Nov. 13: vs. UConn
  • November 20: against Wake Forest
  • November 27: in South Carolina

Clemson Depth Map

(as it appears in the game notes)

Offense:

QB: DJ Uiagalelei (Taisun Phommachanh)

DD: Kobe Pace (Phil Mafah)

WR: Justin Ross (Beaux Collins)

WR: Joseph Ngata (Ajou Ajou)

WR: EJ Williams or Frank Ladson (Will Brown)

TE: Davis Allen (Braden Galloway)

LT: Jordan McFadden (Marcus Tate)

LG: Paul Tchio or Marcus Tate

C: Matt Bockhorst or Mason Trotter (Trent Howard)

RG: Will Putnam or Matt Bockhorst (Mason Trotter)

RT: Walker Parks (Mitchell Mayes)

Defense:

FROM: Myles Murphy or KJ Henry or Xavier Thomas

DT: Ruke Orhorhoro (Payton page)

DT: Tre Williams (Darnell Jefferies)

FROM: Justin Foster or Justin Mascoll or Xavier Thomas

SLB: Trenton Simpson or Malcolm Greene (Tyler Venables or Barrett Carter)

MLB: James Skalski (Jake Venables or Kane Patterson)

WLB: Baylon Spector (LaVonta Bentley)

DC: Mario Goodrich (Fred Davis or Nate Wiggins)

SS: Andrew Mukuba (RJ Mickens)

FS: Nolan Turner (Jalyn Phillips or Joseph Charleston)

DC: Andrew Booth (Sheridan Jones)

Special Teams:

PK: BT Potter (Jonathan Weitz)

P: Will Spiers (Aidan Swanson)

KO: BT Potter (Aidan Swanson)

LS (PK, P): Jack Maddox (Holden Caspersen)

H: Will Swinney (Drew Swinney)

PR: Will Brown or Justyn Ross

KOR: Kobe Pace

This story was originally published October 22, 2021 8:38 a.m.

Alexis Cubit is primarily Clemson’s sports reporter for The (Columbia) State newspaper. Before moving to South Carolina in 2021, she covered high school sports for six years and received a first place in the sports feature category from the editors of the Texas Associated Press in 2019. The California native obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Baylor University. in 2014.

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