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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: Saturday, November 25, 2023

Time: 7:00PM ET

Location: McLane Stadium, Waco, Texas

Baylor University


Channel: FS1

Announcers: Alex Faust (PBP) and Petros Papadakis (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 Channels 161 and 202 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 -11.5, Total 54.5 via DraftKings Sportsbook

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Where are they from? Waco, Texas

Matthew Minard/Baylor University

Series History: West Virginia leads the all-time series 7-4. The series started in 2012 with a 70-63 WVU win in Morgantown. The last meeting took place in 2022, also in Morgantown, with WVU winning 43-40. The last time in Waco took place in 2021 with Baylor winning, 45-20. WVU has won five of the last seven games in the series

2022 Record: 6-7 (4-5 Big 12), lost to Air Force, 30-15, in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Current Record: 3-8 (2-6 Big 12), lost to TCU last week in Fort Worth, 42-17.

Head Coach: Dave Aranda (4th season)

NCAA Football: Baylor at Texas Christian Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports


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