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West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Baylor Bears Game Thread: Live updates, TV info, and more

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Come hang out with us in the comments as West Virginia looks to spoil Halloween in Waco by handing the Bears their first loss of the season.

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GAME VITALS

Date: Thursday, October 31, 2019

Time: 8:00PM ET

Location: Chip Gaines Field at McLane Stadium, Waco, Texas

Channel: ESPN

Announcers: Adam Amin (play-by-play), Matt Hasselbeck (analyst), Pat McAfee (analyst), Molly McGrath (sideline)

Online Streaming: WatchESPN with a valid cable subscription

Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network on IMG (Online Stream | Radio Affiliates) | SIRIUS: 137, XM: 199

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

Betting Odds: Baylor -19, 57 Total via VegasInsider.com

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GAME NOTES

  • The series between West Virginia and Baylor started in 2012 with a 70-63 WVU win in Morgantown. The last meeting took place in 2018 in Morgantown, with WVU winning 58-14. That meeting marked West Virginia’s third straight win in the series and fourth in the last five.
  • Sam James and Tykee Smith were recently named to the Football Writers of Association of America (FWAA) Mid-Season Freshman AllAmerica Watch List
  • The WVU special teams unit is ranked No. 2 in the Big 12 and No. 20 nationally in kickoff return defense
  • Austin Kendall is No. 4 in the Big 12 and No. 30 nationally in completions per game (20.1). He is No. 7 in the Big 12 in completion percentage, passing TDs (11), passing yards (1.429) and No. 10 in yards per attempt (6.44) and No. 11 in points responsible for per game (10.3)
  • Sam James leads WVU in receptions (41) and ranks No. 4 in the Big 12 and No. 29 nationally in receptions per game (5.9). James is No. 5 in kickoff return yards per game (18.2) in the league, No. 8 in all-purpose yards (97.14) and No. 14 in receiving yards (388)

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