8 p.m. e.t. at Heinz Field (65,500) Pittsburgh, Pa.
Gates open two hours before kickoff
Stadium lots open at 3 p.m. A sell-out is expected
Coaches: Paul Chryst 6-7 (second season at Pitt), 6-7 overall
Jimbo Fisher 31-10 (fourth season at Florida State) 31-10 overall
Last Meeting: Pitt 17, Florida State 16 (Oct. 8, 1983)
Series History (dating back to 1971): Pitt leads 5-3
TV: ESPN Rece Davis (play-by-play), Jesse Palmer (color), David Pollack (color), Samantha Ponder (sideline)
Pittsburgh radio: KDKA-FM. Sportsradio 93.7 Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play), Pat Bostick (color), Gregg Giannotti (sideline), Larry Richert (sideline)
Satellite Radio: Sirius channel 91
Notes: This marks Pitt's first game as a member of the ACC. Florida State is the defending ACC Champion. Pitt ranked 17th in defense last season and returns eight starters. The Seminoles are the highest ranked opponent Pitt has faced in a season-opener since 1982, when the Panthers hosted fifth-ranked North Carolina at Three Rivers Stadium. (Pitt won 7-6). Former Pitt all-American linebacker and former assistant coach Sal Sunseri is Florida State's defensive ends coach.
Line: Florida State is a 10.5-point favorite
Larry Fitzgerald's jersey number (1) will be retired in a ceremony at the game. He joins Dan Marino (13), Tony Dorsett (33), Marshall Goldberg (42), Joe Schmidt (65), Mark May (73), Bill Fralic (79), Mike Ditka (89), and Hugh Green (99).
The annual Rib Cookoff will be taking place outside Heinz Field
Stage AE tailgate opens at 4 p.m. David Nail performs starting at 6 p.m.
Great Lawn and Largest Family Tailgate begin at 5 p.m.
Band pregame concert takes place at 6 p.m.
March to Victory Parade starts at 7 p.m.