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GAME THREAD: West Virginia Mountaineers vs. No. 15 Virginia Tech Hokies — Pre-game updates, TV info, and more

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Join us in the comments section as the Mountaineers reignite the rivalry with Virginia Tech and look to keep the Black Diamond Trophy in Morgantown

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 03 West Virginia v Virginia Tech Photo by Tony Quinn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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GAME VITALS

Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021

Time: 12:00PM ET

Location: Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, West “By God” Virginia



WATCH/LISTEN

Channel: FS1; DirecTV 219, DISH 150

Announcers: Cory Provus (PBP) and Devin Gardner (analyst)

Online Streaming: WatchESPN, with a valid cable subscription

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Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Radio Affiliates) | Sirius 98, XM 200 | WVU Gameday App (Apple | Android)

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

Betting Odds: West Virginia -2.5, Total 50

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THE ENEMY

Where are they from? Blacksburg, Virginia

Photo © Ivan Morozov

Series History: The series between West Virginia and Maryland dates back to November 1912, with the Mountaineers leading the series 28-23-1. The last meeting took place on September 3, 2017 in Landover, Maryland at FedEx Field with the Mountaineers falling to the Hokies, 31-24.

2021 Record: 2-0

Head Coach: Justin Fuente (6th season)

Virginia Tech v Virginia Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images



PREGAME READING & UPDATES

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