On Wednesday afternoon, the 2022 West Virginia football schedule was announced, which includes a pair of rivalry games, and six home games.
West Virginia will open the season playing Pitt in the Backyard Brawl on Sept. 3, at Heinz Field. The Mountaineers and Panthers will be playing in the 105th Backyard Brawl and it will be the first time the two teams meet since 2011.
After Pitt, the Mountaineers open conference play on Sept. 10, when they host Kansas in their home opener. The following week, Sept. 17, the Mountaineers host Towson in their second of three non-conference games.
After beating Virginia Tech 27-21 and winning the Black Diamond Trophy this season, the Mountaineers will travel to face the Hokies on Sept. 24.
Athletic Director Shane Lyons said he hopes fans will be able to take advantage of the two non-conference rivalry games.
“I know our fans will be excited to have two rivalry games that they can drive to at Pitt and Virginia Tech,” Lyons said. “Year in and year out, we play a challenging football schedule that produces quality opponents.”
Following their tilt with Virginia Tech, the Mountaineers are again on the road, traveling to face Texas on Oct. 1. Following Texas, West Virginia has a bye week, before returning home for a Thursday game against Baylor on Oct. 13.
West Virginia will then be back on the road on Oct. 22, facing Texas Tech, before returning home the following week Oct. 29 to play TCU.
The month of November features two home games and two road games to conclude conference play for West Virginia. The Mountaineers are set to face Iowa State on the road on Nov. 5, before returning home to face Oklahoma on Nov. 12 and Kansas State the following week on Nov. 19.
West Virginia’s regular season finishes in the state of Oklahoma, as West Virginia travels to Oklahoma State on Nov. 26.
The Big 12 Championship is set for Dec. 3, with the top two teams from the conference playing in the game.
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