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GAME THREAD: West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Texas Longhorns — Pre-game updates, TV info, betting odds and more

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Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022

Time: 7:30PM ET

Location: Darrell K. Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, Texas

NCAA Football: Texas-San Antonio at Texas John Gutierrez-USA TODAY Sports


Channel: FS1; DirecTV 219, DISH 150

Announcers: Tim Brando (PBP) and Spencer Tillman (analyst)

Online Streaming: Fox Sports, with a valid cable subscription

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Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Radio Affiliates) | Sirius 83 , XM 83 | WVU Gameday App (Apple | Android)

Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi (PBP), Dwight Wallace (analyst), Jed Drenning (sideline), Andrew Caridi, and John Antonik (Pre/Postgame Show)

Betting Odds: Texas -9, Total 62.5 via DraftKings Sportsbook

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Where are they from? Austin, Texas

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Series History: The series between West Virginia and Texas started in 1956 with a 7-6 WVU win in Austin. WVU leads the series 6-5. The Mountaineers lead the series in Austin, 4-2. The last meeting took place in Morgantown, with WVU winning, 31-23. The last time the series was played in Austin was in 2020 with Texas winning 17-13.

2021 Record: 5-7 (3-6 Big 12)

Head Coach: Steve Sarkisian (2nd season)

UTSA v Texas Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images


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