West Virginia-Texas game to be nationally televised

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia’s upcoming game with Texas will be televised to a national audience. The Big 12 announced that Saturday’s game between the Longhorns and Mountaineers will kick off at 3:30 p.m. on ABC. The announcement was made shortly after midnight on Sunday.

For those fans up in arms about finding WVU’s game against Kansas on the internet, the ability to watch the game on old-fashioned, over-the-air television will no doubt come as a relief — particularly since the game is already sold out.

The Texas game is West Virginia’s homecoming, as well as the annual “Stripe the Stadium” game. Fans in even-numbered sections are asked to wear gold, and fans in odd-numbered sections are asked to wear blue.

The Longhorns (3-1, 1-0 Big 12) and Mountaineers (3-1, 1-0) both enter the game coming off of a bye week. Texas is ranked 11th nationally with No. 5 LSU responsible for its only loss.

The game will be West Virginia’s first against a ranked opponent in the Neal Brown Era.

Last year’s memorable matchup was a 42-41 West Virginia win that was clinched with 16 seconds left when Will Grier connected with Gary Jennings for a 33-yard touchdown before running in for the go-ahead two-point conversion. The Mountaineers were also twice penalized for flashing the “Horns Down” symbol in the game, a fact that will no doubt be present on the minds and fingers of the Milan Puskar Stadium crowd.

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