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

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Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021

Time: Noon ET

Location: McLane Stadium, Waco, Texas


Channel: FS1; DirecTV 219, DISH 150

Announcers: Cory Provus (PBP) and Mark Helfrich (analyst)

Online Streaming: FOX Sports Live with a valid cable subscription

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Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Radio Affiliates) | Sirius 98, XM 207 | WVU Gameday App (Apple | Android)

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

Betting Odds: Baylor -2.5, Total 44 points via DraftKings Sportsbook

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Where are they from? Waco, Texas

A stay at Chip and Joanna Gainesí perfectly fixed-up Magnolia House Ross Hailey/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

Series History: West Virginia leads the series with Baylor, 6-3, dating back to the explosive 70-63 game during the Mountaineers’ inaugural Big 12 season in 2012. The last meeting took place on October 3, 2020 in Morgantown with the Mountaineers escaping with a 27-21 win in overtime.

2021 Record: 4-1, 2-1 Big 12

Head Coach: Dave Aranda (2nd Season)

NCAA Football: Baylor at Kansas Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports


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