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

Join us in the comments as the Mountaineers take on the Bearcats for the first time in 12 years

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Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023

Time: 2:30PM ET

Location: Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, West Virginia

WVU Football


Channel: Big 12 Now on ESPN+

Announcers: Jorge Sedano (PBP), Orlando Franklin (analyst) and Marilyn Payne (sideline)


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

SiriusXM Satellite Radio will also be broadcasting the game on SiriusXM Channels 207 and 210 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 -5, Total 53 via DraftKings Sportsbook

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Where are they from? Cincinnati, Ohio

University of Cincinnati

Series History: Today marks the 21st meeting in the series, with WVU leading, 16-3-1. WVU is 9-2-1 in games played in Morgantown and 7-1 in Cincinnati. West Virginia won the final Big East meeting with the Bearcats as Geno Smith rallied the Mountaineers from a fourth-quarter deficit. Defensive back Eain Smith blocked Cincinnati’s game-tying field goal attempt, allowing WVU to escape Cincinnati with a 24-21 win over the No. 23 Bearcats.

2022 Record: 9-4 (6-2 AAC), lost to Louisville, 24-7, in the Wasabi Fenway Bowl

Current Record: 3-7 (1-6 Big 12), beat Houston last week, 24-14, in Houston.

Head Coach: Scott Satterfield (1st season)

NCAA Football: Baylor at Cincinnati Kareem Elgazzar-USA TODAY Sports


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