The Pitt Panthers at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football game scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 14 has been postponed, the ACC announced on Thursday.
The game was postponed due to “…positive (COVID-19) tests, subsequent quarantining, and contact tracing within the Georgia Tech and Pitt football teams.” The game has been rescheduled for Saturday, Dec. 12.
“We are fortunate to have an outstanding group of doctors and medical professionals providing us daily consultation in this challenging environment,” Pitt Director of Athletics Heather Lyke said. “Following their recommendation, our football program will pause all activities. Our protocols have prepared us to anticipate and manage these circumstances. Our top priority will always be the health and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches and staff.”
Pitt’s next contest is now scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 21 at home against the Virginia Tech Hokies. The game will be televised by the ACC Network at 4:00pm ET.
“While I know our team was excited and prepared to play a game on Saturday, this is the right and responsible decision for our student-athletes and staff,” Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi said. “We have great doctors at Pitt and they have given us the very best guidance throughout this entire pandemic. Our team knows we’ve had to be agile this year. We will continue to assemble virtually until we’re given the green light.”
Georgia Tech will now be off on consecutive weekends following their Nov. 7 open date. The Yellow Jackets are scheduled to resume play on Saturday, Nov. 21 on the road against the ninth-ranked Miami Hurricanes (8:00pm ET, ACCN).