Mycah Pittman is having a solid first season at Florida State. The former Oregon receiver has produced career-best numbers so far across the board, with 25 receptions for 288 yards and three scores.

He’s preparing to face his former head coach, Mario Cristobal, this weekend when Florida State plays Miami. On top of the personal element for Pittman, it’s a major rivalry game for the Seminoles.

And Pittman said Tuesday it’s a first for him.

According to The Osceola’s Curt Weiler, Pittman said he’s never played in a rivalry game quite like the FSU-Miami game because Oregon always dominated Oregon State when he was in Eugene.

It seems fair to point out Pittman can say he “never played” in a comparable rivalry game because he missed two of the three games against the Ducks’ in-state rival and had only two receptions against the team to the north.

He missed the 2019 Oregon State game with an injury and had already left the team in 2021 by the time the Beavers came to town.

In the 2020 game, the Ducks lost to the Beavers 41-38. It was just the second loss Oregon had suffered against its in-state counterpart in the last 14 years. Pittman did not record a reception in the game after being limited in practice the week leading up to it.

Given the lopsided nature of the series of late, most Oregon fans consider Washington to be the bigger rival of the two. Pittman had two career catches against the Huskies.

We’ll see if he can make more of an impact in Saturday’s game for the Seminoles.