Penguins-Panthers Football Game Time Set for 1 p.m.

Bo Pelini and Pat Narduzzi
Bo Pelini and Pat Narduzzi

The Youngstown State football team's season-opening contest against Pittsburgh at Heinz Field on Sept. 2 will kickoff at 1 p.m., the Atlantic Coast Conference and ESPN announced on Wednesday.

The game will be carried on the ACC Network Extra, the Watch ESPN App, WKBN 570 AM and the iHeartRadio app.

Both YSU and Pittsburgh are coming off highly-successful campaigns.

The Penguins won 12 games and reached the Division I National Championship Game for the first time since 1999. Pittsburgh posted an 8-5 record and was the lone team to defeat College Football Playoff winner Clemson, 43-42 in Death Valley, during the year.

Pittsburgh won the first two meetings between the programs handily before YSU defeated the Panthers 31-17 in 2012.

The last contest between the team's in 2015 marked the school coaching debuts of Bo Pelini and Pat Narduzzi. Pitt won a 45-37 high-scoring affair at Heinz Field.

Season-ticket packages and Penguin Club memberships for the upcoming campaign are available by calling the YSU Athletic Ticket Office at (330) 941-1978.