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GAME THREAD: West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Iowa State Cyclones — Pre-game updates, TV info, and more

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Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020

Time: 3:30PM ET

Location: Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, Iowa


Channel: ESPN; DirecTV 206, DISH 140

Announcers: Dave Pasch (PBP), Mike Golic (analyst) and Paul Carcaterra (sideline)

Online Streaming: WatchESPN, with a valid cable subscription

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Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network on IMG (Online Stream | Radio Affiliates) | Sirius 134, XM 388

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

Betting Odds: Iowa State -6, Total 48

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Where are they from? Ames, Iowa

Series History: The series between West Virginia and Iowa State started in 2012 with a 31-24 WVU win in Ames. The last meeting took place in Morgantown with the Cyclones winning 38-14. Even though Iowa State has won two straight games, the Mountaineers lead the overall series, 5-3.

Record: 7-2 (7-1 Big 12)

Head Coach: Matt Campbell (5th season)

NCAA Football: Kansas State at Iowa State Brian Powers-USA TODAY Sports


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