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

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Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023

Time: 7:30PM ET

Location: Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, West “By God” Virginia

WVU Football


Channel: ABC

Announcers: Sean McDonough (PBP), Greg McElroy (analyst), and Molly McGrath (sideline)

Online Streaming: ABC app with valid cable subscription

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Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Radio Affiliates) | SiriusXM 84 | 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: West Virginia -2.5, Total 47.5 via DraftKings Sportsbook

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Where are they from? Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Series History: The Backyard Brawl is West Virginia’s longest-running rivalry, with the 2023 game being the 106th meeting between the two schools. West Virginia posted a 14-7 record against Pitt while both were members of the Big East Conference and holds a 16-9-1 mark in the last 26 games of the series.

Last Meeting: Pitt escaped with the win at home thanks to a late fourth quarter interception, 38-31, on September 1, 2022 in Pittsburgh.

2022 Record: 9-4 (5-3 ACC), beat No. 18 UCLA, 37-35, in the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl

Current Record: 1-1 (0-0 ACC), lost to Cincinnati last week, 27-21.

Head Coach: Pat Narduzzi (10th season)

NCAA Football: Cincinnati at Pittsburgh Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports


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