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West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Iowa State Cyclones Game Thread: Live updates, TV info, and more

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Come hang out with us in the comments as the Mountaineers look to take back the coveted Riot Bowl Trophy in Morgantown.

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GAME VITALS

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019

Time: 4:00PM ET

Location: Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, West Virginia

Channel: ESPN

Announcers: Mark Jones (play-by-play), Dusty Dvoracek (analyst) and Olivia Dekker (sideline)

Online Streaming: WatchESPN with a valid cable subscription

Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network on IMG (Online Stream | Radio Affiliates) | SIRIUS: 111, XM: 200

Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi (PBP), Dwight Wallace (analyst), Jed Drenning (sideline)

Betting Odds: Iowa State -10, 54 Total via VegasInsider.com

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GAME PREVIEW

GAME NOTES

  • The series between the West Virginia Mountaineers and Iowa St. Cyclones started in 2012 with a 31-24 WVU win in Ames. The last meeting also took place in Ames with the Cyclones winning 30-14. The Mountaineers lead the series, 5-2.
  • Austin Kendall is No. 1 in the Big 12 and No. 5 nationally in completions per game (25.0) and No. 4 in the Big 12 and No. 32 nationally in completion percentage (.658)
  • Sam James leads the team in receptions (32) and ranks No. 4 in the Big 12 and No. 18 nationally in receptions per game (6.4). James is No. 10 in the Big 12 in receiving yards (329) and No. 4 in kickoff return yards per game (18.5)
  • Since 2015, West Virginia has produced 105 turnovers and is averaging 1.9 turnovers per game, which is No. 1 in the Big 12 and tied for No. 6 nationally
  • In 2019, WVU is tied for No. 2 in the Big 12 in sacks per game (2.8) and and yards per TFL (4.6) and is No. 4 in TFL yards (138) and sack yards (88).

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