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GAME THREAD: West Virginia Mountaineers vs. No. 7 Penn State Nittany Lions — Pre-game updates, TV info, betting odds and more

Join us in the comments as the Mountaineers travel to Happy Valley to renew a rivalry that has sat dormant since 1992

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Date: Saturday, September 2, 2023

Time: 7:30PM ET

Location: Beaver Stadium, University Park, Pennsylvania

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 19 Michigan at Penn State Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images


Channel: NBC

Announcers: Noah Eagle (PBP), Todd Blackledge (analyst), and Kathryn Tappen (sideline)

Online Streaming: Peacock

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Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Radio Affiliates) | Sirius 204, XM 98 | 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 +20.5, Total 48.5 via DraftKings Sportsbook

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Where are they from? University Park, Pennsylvania

Penn State

Series History: The Penn State series is West Virginia’s third longest rivalry, with today’s game being the 60th meeting between the two schools. The two teams last met in 1992 in Morgantown, with Penn State sending the rivalry into a long hiatus with a 40-26 win over the Mountaineers. West Virginia’s last win in Happy Valley was on October 16, 1954, 20-19. Penn State leads the overall series, 48-9-2

2022 Record: 11-2 (7-2 Big Ten), beat No.8 Utah, 35-21, in the Rose Bowl

Head Coach: James Franklin (10th season)

Michigan State v Penn State Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images


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