Everyone is expecting there to be a packed house at Heinz Field on Saturday for the renewal of the Penn State-Pitt rivalry.

Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi raised a few eyebrows when he said he thought the crowd would be dominated by Panthers fans.

Well, he might’ve been on to something.

According to Pitt athletic director Scott Barnes, Penn State didn’t sell out its allotment of tickets for the rivalry game in Pittsburgh.

That’s a big surprise considering that Lions fans are usually among the nation’s leaders in attendance on a yearly basis.

The remaining tickets are expected to be made available for returning Pitt season ticket holders who expressed interest in purchasing extra tickets.

It remains to be seen what type of representation Penn State will have on Saturday. Many Lions fans could’ve bought seats on the secondary market instead of going through the athletic department.

It’ll be interesting to see what this means for Narduzzi’s prediction.