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

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Date: Thursday, October 13, 2022

Time: 7:05PM ET

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


Channel: FS1; DirecTV 219, DISH 150

Announcers: Noah Eagle (PBP) and Mark Helfrich (analyst)

Online Streaming: Fox Sports, with a valid cable subscription

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Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Radio Affiliates) | Sirius 137, XM 199 | 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: Baylor -3.5, Total 54.5 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: The series between West Virginia and Baylor started in 2012 with a 70-63 WVU win in Morgantown. The last meeting took place in 2021 in Waco, Texas, with Baylor winning, 45-20. In the last meeting in Morgantown in 2020, WVU won a close, 27-21, double-overtime decision. WVU has won four of the last six games in the series and is 5-0 in games played in Morgantown.

2021 Record: 12-2 (7-2 Big 12), Big 12 Conference Champions, Beat No. 8 Ole Miss, 21-7, in the Allstate Sugar Bowl

Head Coach: Dave Aranda (3rd season)

NCAA Football: Albany at Baylor Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports


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