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BACKYARD BRAWL GAME THREAD: West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Pitt Panthers — Pre-game updates, TV info, betting odds and more

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Date: Thursday, September 1, 2022

Time: 7:00PM ET

Location: Acrisure Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 12 Austin Peay at Pitt Photo by Mark Alberti/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images


Channel: ESPN; DirecTV 206, DISH 140

Announcers: Matt Barrie (PBP), Louis Riddick (analyst), and Harry Lyles Jr. (sideline)

Online Streaming: WatchESPN, with a valid cable subscription

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Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Radio Affiliates) | Sirius 199, XM 85 | 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: Pittsburgh -7.5, Total 51.5 via DraftKings Sportsbook

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Where are they from? Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

NFL: SEP 17 Vikings at Steelers Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Series History: The Backyard Brawl against Pitt is West Virginia’s longest-played rivalry, with the 2022 game being the 105th meeting of the two schools. While the Panthers lead the all-time series 61-40-3, West Virginia holds a 16-8-1 mark in the last 25 games of the series. The last meeting took place in Morgantown with the Mountaineers winning 21-20.

2021 Record: 11-3, 7-1 ACC, ACC Champions, Lost to Michigan State, 31-21, in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl

Head Coach: Pat Narduzzi (8th season)

NCAA Football: Peach Bowl-Michigan State at Pittsburgh Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports


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