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Big 12 Reveals Rest of WVU Football Non Conference Schedule

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WVU defense celebrates at Pitt in Backyard Brawl

In addition to the kickoff time of the season opening game pitting WVU against Penn State, the Big 12 also revealed when the rest of out of conference will be played.

After hosting the Nittany Lions, the Mountaineers will then stay at home and face Albany in the evening at 6 pm ET, duplicating last year’s time for the FCS matchup. West Virginia will then go up the interstate for their first road game of the season in the rubber match of the recent Backyard Brawl series. The Brawl will take place at 3:30 pm ET and be nationally televised on either ESPN or ESPN2. It’s somewhat of a doubleheader as the Pittsburgh Pirates play at 6:40 p.m. that evening, which will leave Pittsburgh’s North Shore area very busy.

Even though most fans were hoping the Penn State game would be showcased in a primetime slot, the noon kickoff time does not mean it won’t be on national television or be treated like a big game. In fact, West Virginia against Penn State is expected to be Fox’s Big Noon Kickoff game of the week. In actuality, WVU will enjoy national exposure in two of their three non conference games.

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But regardless of when the Penn State game takes place, the Mountaineers will need their fans to be as rowdy as possible in order to help WVU avenge last year’s 38-15 loss at Beaver Stadium.

The game being in Morgantown isn’t enough for DraftKings to give West Virginia much of a chance. While the Mountaineers are not as big of an underdog as last season, the way-too-early line has PSU favored by 12.5.

WVU Football against Pitt battle of trenches

WVU and Pitt players get into a small scrum late in the Backyard Brawl Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023. WVSN photo/Kelsie LeRose

As for the Brawl, WVU is going into the game on the heels of a 17-7 win in Morgantown in 2023. Last season’s win avenged the loss in Pittsburgh from 2022.

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