Notre Dame–Pittsburgh football rivalry

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Notre Dame–Pittsburgh football rivalry
First meeting October 30, 1909
Notre Dame, 6–0
Latest meeting November 7, 2015
Notre Dame, 42–30
Next meeting October 20, 2018
Statistics
Meetings total 70
All-time series Notre Dame leads, 48–21–1
Largest victory Notre Dame, 58–0 (1944)
Longest win streak Notre Dame, 11 (1964–74)
Current win streak Notre Dame, 1 (2015)

The Notre Dame–Pittsburgh football rivalry is an American college football rivalry between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Pittsburgh Panthers.

History[edit]

This storied series began in 1909,[1] and there have been no more than two consecutive seasons without two teams meeting each other except between 1913–29, 1938–42, and 1979–81. Since 1982, the Panthers and Irish have remained a relative fixture on each other's schedules. Notre Dame leads the series 48–21–1.[1] The longest game in Notre Dame history occurred between the two schools in 2008, when Pitt defeated ND in a record 4 overtimes by a field goal.[2] 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.[3] In 2013 both schools joined the ACC [4] (Pitt for all sports including football, and Notre Dame for non-football sports), which led to the schools playing at least once every three years. Their ACC matches began in 2013 in Pittsburgh with a 28–21 Panthers win;[5] the most recent game was a 42–30 Irish win in 2015.[6] The teams will meet again on October 13, 2018, at Notre Dame.[7] The game often gets a large amount of national media attention and most often is televised on major television channels like NBC (when Notre Dame is the home team),[8] ABC, and ESPN.

Game results[edit]

Notre Dame victoriesPittsburgh victoriesTie games
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
1 October 30, 1909 Pittsburgh, PA Notre Dame 6–0
2 November 4, 1911 Pittsburgh, PA Tie0–0
3 November 2, 1912 Pittsburgh, PA Notre Dame 3–0
4 October 25, 1930 Pittsburgh, PA Notre Dame 35–19
5 October 24, 1931 South Bend, IN Notre Dame 25–12
6 October 29, 1932 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 12–0
7 October 28, 1933 South Bend, IN Pittsburgh 14–0
8 November 3, 1934 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 19–0
9 October 19, 1935 South Bend, IN Notre Dame 9–6
10 October 24, 1936 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 26–0
11 November 6, 1937 South Bend, IN Pittsburgh 21–6
12 September 25, 1943 Pittsburgh, PA Notre Dame 41–0
13 September 30, 1944 Pittsburgh, PA Notre Dame 58–0
14 October 20, 1945 Pittsburgh, PA Notre Dame 39–9
15 October 5, 1946 South Bend, IN Notre Dame 33–0
16 October 4, 1947 Pittsburgh, PA Notre Dame 40–6
17 October 2, 1948 Pittsburgh, PA Notre Dame 40–0
18 November 11, 1950 South Bend, IN Notre Dame 18–7
19 October 20, 1951 Pittsburgh, PA Notre Dame 33–0
20 October 11, 1952 South Bend, IN Pittsburgh 22–19
21 October 17, 1953 South Bend, IN Notre Dame 23–14
22 October 9, 1954 Pittsburgh, PA Notre Dame 33–0
23 November 10, 1956 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 26–13
24 October 26, 1957 South Bend, IN Notre Dame 13–7
25 November 8, 1958 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 29–26
26 November 14, 1959 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 28–13
27 November 5, 1960 South Bend, IN Pittsburgh 20–13
28 November 11, 1961 Pittsburgh, PA Notre Dame 26–20
29 November 10, 1962 South Bend, IN Notre Dame 43–22
30 November 9, 1963 South Bend, IN Pittsburgh 27–7
31 November 7, 1964 Pittsburgh, PA Notre Dame 17–15
32 November 6, 1965 Pittsburgh, PA Notre Dame 69–13
33 November 5, 1966 South Bend, IN Notre Dame 40–0
34 November 11, 1967 Pittsburgh, PA Notre Dame 38–0
35 November 9, 1968 South Bend, IN Notre Dame 56–7
36 November 8, 1969 Pittsburgh, PA Notre Dame 49–7
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
37 November 7, 1970 South Bend, IN Notre Dame 46–14
38 November 6, 1971 Pittsburgh, PA Notre Dame 56–7
39 October 14, 1972 South Bend, IN Notre Dame 42–16
40 November 10, 1973 Pittsburgh, PA Notre Dame 31–10
41 November 16, 1974 South Bend, IN Notre Dame 14–10
42 November 15, 1975 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 34–20
43 September 11, 1976 South Bend, IN Pittsburgh 31–10
44 September 10, 1977 Pittsburgh, PA Notre Dame 19–9
45 October 14, 1978 South Bend, IN Notre Dame 26–17
46 November 6, 1982 Pittsburgh, PA Notre Dame 31–16
47 November 5, 1983 South Bend, IN Pittsburgh 21–16
48 October 11, 1986 South Bend, IN Pittsburgh 10–9
49 October 10, 1987 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 30–22
50 October 8, 1988 Pittsburgh, PA Notre Dame 30–20
51 October 28, 1989 South Bend, IN Notre Dame 45–7
52 October 27, 1990 Pittsburgh, PA Notre Dame 31–22
53 October 12, 1991 South Bend, IN Notre Dame 42–7
54 October 10, 1992 Pittsburgh, PA #14 Notre Dame 52–21
55 October 9, 1993 South Bend, IN #4 Notre Dame 44–0
56 November 16, 1996 South Bend, IN Notre Dame 60–6
57 October 11, 1997 Pittsburgh, PA Notre Dame 45–21
58 November 13, 1999 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 37–27
59 October 6, 2001 South Bend, IN Notre Dame 24–7
60 October 12, 2002 South Bend, IN Notre Dame 14–6
61 October 11, 2003 Pittsburgh, PA Notre Dame 20–14
62 November 13, 2004 South Bend, IN Pittsburgh 41–38
63 September 3, 2005 Pittsburgh, PA Notre Dame 42–21
64 November 1, 2008 South Bend, IN Pittsburgh 36–334OT
65 November 14, 2009 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 27–22
66 October 9, 2010 South Bend, IN Notre Dame 23–17
67 September 24, 2011 Pittsburgh, PA Notre Dame 15–12
68 November 3, 2012 South Bend, IN #3 Notre Dame 29–263OT
69 November 9, 2013 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 28–21
70 November 7, 2015 Pittsburgh, PA Notre Dame 42–30
71 October 13, 2018 South Bend, IN
Series: Notre Dame leads 48–21–1

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