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The Mountaineers welcome the Longhorns for Homecoming in Morgantown.

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This morning, the Big 12 Conference announced the West Virginia-Texas game on Saturday, Oct. 5, in Morgantown, will kickoff at 3:30 p.m. EDT, broadcasting on either ESPN or ABC. This will be the first time this season WVU will feature on either channel, and could be the first appearance on a national broadcast network in 2019.

This is the Homecoming game for WVU and fans are encouraged to “Stripe the Stadium” for this nationally televised event. Fans in even-numbered sections should wear gold and fans in odd-numbered sections should wear blue.

The Mountaineers (3-1) and Longhorns (3-1) are both off this weekend and the matchup on Saturday, Oct. 5 will be each teams’ second Big 12 game.

Last year in Austin, WVU defeated UT 42-41, in one of the signature wins in program history. The Mountaineers scored on a last-second long touchdown pass, then converted a two-point attempt for the win.

In 2017, Texas came out of Morgantown with a 24-14 victory after WVU’s then-junior quarterback Will Grier exited the game with a broken finger.

WVU holds the edge in the all-time series 5-3, but the home team 2-5 since the teams started competing in Big 12 Conference play. WVU’s lone win at home against Texas came in 2015, a 38-20 win over the Charlie Strong-led team.

This is the first meeting between these two head coaches. Neal Brown has never faced Texas as a head coach; Tom Herman is 1-1 against the Mountaineers.