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Pitt hosts New Mexico Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at Heinz Field for Hail To Our Heroes Day. Approximately 2,000 military personnel will join us and we will take time to salute our heroes throughout the game. If you have someone in the military you would like for us to honor with a photo on the video board in-game, please send it to our @GoPittFootball account or Pitt Panthers Facebook page using #HailToOurHeroes.
A schedule of gameday events, as well as some reminders are below. Please remember that the new bag policy is in effect and pay special consideration to the section on seat cushions. Additionally, you will need to have a paper ticket for admission to Heinz Field.
Great Lawn Student
Tailgate: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
World's Largest Family Tailgate: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Stage AE - All Fans Welcome: 9:30 a.m.
Pitt Band Pregame Concert (Gate A): 10:30 a.m.
March To Victory Parade: 11:30 a.m.
PantherVision Intro Video: 12:22 p.m.
Kickoff, Pitt vs. New Mexico: 12:30 p.m.
Game Broadcast: ACC Network (WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh)
Check links here for directions to Heinz Field, information on parking and the student shuttle. Parking lots will open five hours prior to kickoff. Also, continue to check traffic updates for Saturday.
Pitt's digital ticketing system comes with a multitude of capabilities. One important component is that fans are able to share their tickets if they are unable to attend a game. Fans can share tickets with friends and family, sell their tickets online, or donate to a charity. For more information, visit the ticket center.
Will Call will open three hours prior to kickoff this season at Gate A. Walk-up ticket sales will take place at Gate B.
Pitt fans are asked to arrive early to the stadium due to enhanced security measures, which includes a handheld metal detector. The detector will replace pat-downs. Express lanes will be available for fans that are not carrying items into Heinz Field.
For additional information on the game this weekend, visit Game Day Central.
By Pat Bostick
2012-13 New Mexico Season Review
The Davie File
Taking a look at the Lobos
2. Run game will remain the strength - New Mexico ranked fifth in the nation last year in rushing offense, amassing 3,917 yards on 688 carries and averaging a whopping 301.3 yards per game. Despite their efforts to improve their passing game this spring and summer, all signs point to a continued emphasis on the ground attack for the Lobos in 2013. Probable starting quarterback Cole Gautsche was the team's second leading rusher last season, picking up 760 yards on 109 carries and scoring seven touchdowns as a reserve. New Mexico's leading rusher, running back Kasey Carrier, returns as well. Carrier gained 1,469 yards on 255 carries, scoring 15 touchdowns last season. In front of Gautsche and Carrier will be an offensive line that features four returning starters from last year.
Keys to Victory
2. Balance on offense - Throughout the course of these previews, one common theme will remain - Pitt must strive to maintain balance offensively. The run game will be the foundation and the Panthers' reshuffled offensive line looks much improved heading into 2013. Getting Isaac Bennett and company touches will open up the passing game for Pitt to hit some home runs down the field. With the Lobos having lost four lettermen on the defensive line and four at the linebacker spot, it would seem to me that Pitt has the upper hand heading into this battle. But you still have to play the game.
3. Same intensity - Sometimes bye weeks come at good times, others not. But, nevertheless, they are what you make of them. The Panthers will be coming off a launch pad week one with a huge game against Florida State (hopefully a win!), so utilizing the off week following that contest and coming into their second game of the season with the same intensity will be vital. The lesson here? Treat every opponent and each game the same.
Check back next week for a preview of Pitt's week 3 Opponent, Duke.