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West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Texas Longhorns 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 knock off the No. 11 Longhorns on Homecoming Weekend in Morgantown.

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GAME VITALS

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019

Time: 3:30PM ET

Location: Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, West Virginia

Channel: ABC

Announcers: Steve Levy (play-by-play), Brian Griese (analyst) Todd McShay, Molly McGrath (sideline)

Online Streaming: WatchESPN with a valid cable subscription

Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network on IMG (Online Stream | Radio Affiliates) | SIRIUS: 108, XM: 199

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

Betting Odds: Texas -10.5, 61 Total via VegasInsider.com

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GAME PREVIEW

GAME NOTES

  • The series between the West Virginia Mountaineers and Texas Longhorns started in 1956 with a 7-6 WVU win in Austin. The last meeting also took place in Austin with West Virginia winning 42-41. The Mountaineers lead the series, 5-3.
  • West Virginia is one of four teams in the nation that has not lost a fumble in 2019. WVU has four interceptions, ranking No. 15 nationally and No. 3 in the Big 12 in turnovers lost.
  • Sam James is No. 3 in the Big 12 and No. 18 nationally in receptions per game (6.5). James also leads the Mountaineers with 263 receiving yards in 2019.
  • Dante Stills is ranked No. 2 in the Big 12 and No. 10 nationally in sacks (4) and Darius Stills is tied for No. 4 in the Big 12 and No. 36 nationally with three.
  • This season, the Mountaineer defense has generated 28 negative plays, including 21 tackles for loss and nine sacks.

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