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Date: Saturday, September 2, 2023
Time: 7:30PM ET
Location: Beaver Stadium, University Park, Pennsylvania
Announcers: Noah Eagle (PBP), Todd Blackledge (analyst), and Kathryn Tappen (sideline)
Online Streaming: Peacock
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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
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)
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