*Pitt seeks its first-ever 4-0 start in the Big East and a 7-2 overall start for the first time since 1983.
*The Panthers are seeking their first ever win in Blacksburg.
*A victory over Virginia Tech would be Pitt's first versus a top 5 team since a 30-22 win over No. 4 Notre Dame on Oct. 10, 1987.
*Virginia Tech leads the all-time series, which began in 1993, 7-2, including 4-0 at home.
*The last meeting between the teams resulted in a 38-7 Pitt upset last season (Nov. 3, 2001) at Heinz Field.
*Pitt head coach Walt Harris is 2-3 against the Hokies while VT's Frank Beamer is 7-2 against Pitt.
*Virginia Tech is the only Big East team that Pitt did not have a history with prior to the formation of the conference 1991.
*The winning team has scored at least 30 points in each of the last 3 games and in 7 of 9 meetings.
*With the 19-16 overtime victory against Boston College, Pitt has now won 7 consecutive Big East contests dating back to last season's 33-7 win over Temple. It is the Panthers' longest streak since round-robin conference play began in 1993.
*The Panthers are 0-2 when playing ranked teams this year, falling to No. 8 Notre Dame (14-6) and No. 20 Texas A&M (14-12). If Pitt wins at No. 3 Virginia Tech, it will be the highest ranked opponent the Panthers have defeated since their 24-20 victory over No. 2 Georgia in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 1982.
*With the win over Boston College, Pitt improves its all-time overtime record to 3-2. The Panthers' five overtime games are the most of any Big East team.
*Pitt has connected on its last nine field goal attempts.