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GAME THREAD: West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Baylor Bears — Pre-game updates, TV info, and more

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GAME VITALS

Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020

Time: Noon ET

Location: Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, West Virginia

Channel: ABC

Announcers: Bob Wischusen (PBP), Dan Orlovsky (analyst) and Rocky Boiman (sideline)

Online Streaming: WatchESPN, with a valid cable subscription

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Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network on IMG (Online Stream | Radio Affiliates) | Sirius 136, XM 199

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

Betting Odds: Baylor -1.5, Total 54

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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 2019 in Waco with Baylor winning a close 17-14 decision. In that meeting, Baylor broke a three-game WVU win streak from 2016-18. The Mountaineers lead the series, 5-3.
  • The ABC telecast of the Baylor game marks the 277th network television game for WVU. All-time, the Mountaineers are 144-131-1 in nationally televised games.
  • Running back Leddie Brown is No. 8 nationally in rushing yards per game (113.5), No. 16 in rushing yards (227), No. 18 in rushing yards per carry (6.3) and total touchdowns (3) and No. 32 in total points scored (18)
  • Brown tallied 104 yards on 26 carries against Oklahoma State, marking WVU’s third 100-yard rusher of the season. Brown’s 26 carries were the most in a game by a single player since Dec. 3, 2016, vs. Baylor (28 by Justin Crawford)
  • WVU is allowing 135.0 passing yards per game this season, ranking No. 1 in the Big 12 and No. 5 nationally. The Mountaineers held Oklahoma State to 139 yards passing. WVU has held its last four opponents to less than 200 yards passing and its last three opponents to less than 150 yards passing
  • The last time a WVU team held its opponents to less than 150 yards passing in three consecutive games was Sept. 22, Sept. 29 and Oct. 6, 2007 (54 by East Carolina, 135 by South Florida and 108 by Syracuse)

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