The Big 12 has announced the full slate of the 2018 football games. West Virginia fans can now begin planning their fall schedule accordingly.
Saturday - September 1 - vs. Tennessee Volunteers (Charlotte)
Saturday - September 8 - vs. Youngstown State Penguins
Saturday - September 15 - at N.C. State Wolfpack
Saturday - September 22 - vs. Kansas State Wildcats
Saturday - September 29 - at Texas Tech Red Raiders
Saturday - October 6 - vs. Kansas Jayhawks
Saturday - October 13 - at Iowa St. Cyclones
Thursday - October 25 - vs. Baylor Bears
Saturday - November 3 - at Texas Longhorns
Saturday - November 10 - vs. TCU Horned Frogs
Saturday - November 17 - at Oklahoma State Cowboys
Friday - November 23 - vs. Oklahoma Sooners
Once again the Mountaineers will take on a Power 5 team on a neutral field. This time it will be Tennessee in Charlotte at Bank of America Stadium, home to the Carolina Panthers and former Mountaineer Daryl Worley.
Following the first home game of the season against the Youngstown State Penguins, the Mountaineers head back to North Carolina to take on the Wolfpack of NC State. NCSU has been a surprise this year beating both Florida State and Louisville to leapfrog the Clemson Tigers in the ACC. We could be talking about ACC Champions at the end of the season.
The first Big 12 home game, therefore the “Stripe the Stadium” game will happen September 22 against the Kansas State Wildcats. It may be a monumental game if this is Bill Snyder’s last year as head coach. Could the Mountaineers be the first Big 12 team for a new head coach?
WVU will then travel to Lubbock before heading home to face the Kansas Jayhawks. A trip to Ames, Iowa will conclude the first half of the Mountaineers schedule. The bye will occur October 20th, so go ahead and start planning those fall vacations and weddings.
The second half of the season kicks off with a night game on Thursday against Baylor in Morgantown. A weekday home night game is just what the ‘Eers need to get those football juices flowing again. Lucky for the Mountaineers, they play Texas the following Saturday so they will have two extra days rest before taking on what could be the conference’s best defense next season.
The final three games of the season are at home against Gary Patterson’s Horned Frogs, a trip to Stillwater, Oklahoma before a Friday night home night game against Lincoln Riley and the Oklahoma Sooners. For the second straight year, the Mountaineers and Sooners will end their seasons against each other. Could a shot for the Big 12 title game be on the line?