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

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Date: Thursday, October 12, 2023

Time: 7:00PM ET

Location: TDECU Stadium, Houston, Texas

NCAA Football: Tulane at Houston Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports


Channel: FS1

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) | WVU Gameday App (Apple | Android)

SiriusXM Satellite Radio will also be broadcasting the game on SiriusXM Channel 134 and Channel 200, or online at

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

Betting Odds: West Virginia -3, Total 50 via DraftKings Sportsbook

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Where are they from? Houston, Texas

University of Houston

Series History: This will be the first ever meeting between the two schools

2022 Record: 8-5 (5-3 AAC), beat Louisiana, 23-16, in the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl

Current Record: 2-3 (0-2 Big 12), lost to Texas Tech on September 30th, 49-28

Head Coach: Dana Holgorsen (5th season)

NCAA Football: Sam Houston State at Houston Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports


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