Pat Narduzzi is going to play “disrespect” card this week as the Pitt Panthers prepare for a visit from Tennessee.

The way the Panthers coach sees it, there’s no way his piddling ACC squad can line up against a program from the mighty SEC.

The Volunteers are a 5.5-point road favorite going into this Saturday’s game at Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh. Both teams won their Week 1 openers. Pittsburgh outlasted West Virginia, 38-31, in the return of the Backyard Brawl and Tennessee easily dispatched of Ball State, 59-10.

This is the second-half of a home-and-home series between the two programs. Last year it was Kenny Pickett leading pee wee Pitt to a 41-34 win at Neyland Stadium.

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Sports betting in Tennessee officially launched on November 1, 2020, and many of the largest sportsbooks are live and operating in the volunteer state. Tennessee is only one of a handful of SEC football states with legalized sports betting.