No. 17 Pitt and West Virginia will have a long-awaited reunion to start the 2022 college football season on Thursday — but don't expect it to be a happy meeting.
The 2022 version of the Backyard Brawl is the teams' first matchup since 2011, in which the Mountaineers won a third con ECU Pirates Jerseys secutive gam Florida vs. Georgia Rivalry Shirts e over the rival Panthers. But none of those wins likely makes up for the 2007 loss in Morgantown, W.Va., in which a pitiably bad Pitt team shocked the No. 2 Mountaineers 13-9, keeping them from the BCS title game against Ohio State.
The Panthers are the ranked team in this matchup, coming off a season in which quarterback Kenny Pickett and receiver Jordan Addison led Pitt to an 11-3 record and ACC championship. Both are gone now — Pickett to the NFL's Steelers and Ad Michigan vs. Ohio State Rivalry shirt dison to USC.
Speaking of the Trojans, Thursday's game will feature a pair of USC quarterback transfers: Kedon Clark Atlanta University Panthers shirt Slovis, who was named Pitt's starter on Aug. 24; and JT Daniels, who shortly thereafter was named West Virginia's starter after he transferred from Georgia.
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So: There are plenty of storylines in this Week 1 game, which has the primetime stage on Thursday.
The Sporting News has everything you need to tune in and watch the long-awaited reunion between Pitt and West Virginia:
What channel is Pitt vs. West Virginia on today?
- TV channel (national): ESPN
- Live stream: ESPN App, ESPN Arizona State Sun Devils clothes +, fuboTV
The Backyard Brawl will be broadcast nationally on ESPN. Former Pitt safety Louis Riddick, along with Matt Barrie and Harry Lyles Jr., will announce the game. Cord-cutters can stream the action on ESPN+ or fuboTV, which offers a free trial.
Pitt vs. West Virginia start time
- Date: Thursday, Sept. 1
- Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET
Pitt vs. West Virginia will kick off at 7 p.m. ET from Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh.
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Pitt schedule 2022
|vs. Wes FAU Owls Jerseys t Virginia||Sept. 1 (Thursday)||TBD|
|vs. Tennessee||Sept. 10||TBD|
|at Western Michigan||Sept. 17||TBD|
|vs. Rhode Island||Sept. 24||TBD|
|vs. Georgia Tech*||Oct. 1||TBD|
|at Virginia Tech*||Oct. 8||TBD|
|at Louisville*||Oct. 22||TBD|
|at North Carolina*||Oct. 29||T FSU vs. Miami Rivalry Jerseys BD|
|vs. Syracuse*||Nov. 5||TBD|
|at Virginia*||Nov. 12||TBD|
|vs. Duke*||Nov. 19||TBD|
|at Miami*||Nov. 26||TBD|
* ACC game
West Virginia schedule 2022
|Opponent||Date||Ou Colorado State Rams clothes tcome|
|at No. 17 Pitt||Sept. 1 (Thursday)||TBD|
|Florida vs. Georgia Rivalry Gear vs. Kansas*||Sept. 10||TBD|
|vs. Towson||Sept. 17||TBD|
|at Virginia Tech||Sept. 22 (Thursday)||TBD|
|at Texas*||Oct. 1||TBD|
|vs. No. 10 Baylor*||Oct. 13 (Thursday)||TBD|
|at Texas Tech*||Oct. 22||TBD|
|vs. TCU*||Oct. 29||TBD|
|at Iowa State*||Nov. 5||TBD|
|vs. No. 9 Oklahoma*||Nov. 12||TBD|
|vs. Kansas State*||Nov. 19||TBD|
|at No. 12 Oklahoma State*||Nov. 26||TBD|
* Big 12 game