CHARLOTTE, N.C. — For the first time in its history, Pitt football is the ACC football champion. The Panthers took down the Wake Forest Demon Deacons 45-21 at Bank of America Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 4.
Pitt began competing in the ACC in 2013 and has played in the conference championship game just once before — losing to the Clemson Tigers 41-10 in 2018.
Redshirt senior quarterback Kenny Pickett was the team’s quarterback in the program’s first appearance in the championship game. Upon announcing his return to Pitt for a final year, he maintained that the ultimate goal was to come back and win a championship.
“I think we have a really good team, we just have to put it all together and everything else will take care of itself,” Pickett said in June in an interview with The Pitt News. “I would love to bring a championship back to this City and back to this school.”