WVU Football: 2017 Schedule Released


The WVU Football team already knew who would be on their schedule come next fall, but they learned on Tuesday the particulars with the release of the Big 12 schedule.

All 12 games except the Sunday night season-opener are scheduled for Saturdays this year and with the inclusion of a Big 12 Title Game in 2017, the Mountaineers have a possible 13th game on their schedule if things go as expected. The season opener is Sunday, Sept. 3 against Virginia Tech at FedEx Field, and the conference opener is set for Sept. 23 at Kansas. West Virginia – players and fans alike – must wait until the final game of the regular season for revenge against Oklahoma. Check the full schedule below!

  • Sept. 3, 7:30 p.m. | ABC – At FedEx Field vs. Virginia Tech
  • Sept. 9, 12 p.m. | FS2 – Host East Carolina at Milan Puskar
  • Sept. 16 – Host Delaware State at Milan Puskar
  • Sept. 23 – *Big 12 Opener* at Kansas (Memorial Stadium)
  • Sept. 30 – Off
  • Oct. 7 – At TCU (Amon G. Carter Stadium)
  • Oct. 14 – Host Texas Tech at Milan Puskar
  • Oct. 21 – At Baylor (McLane Stadium)
  • Oct. 28 – Host Oklahoma State at Milan Puskar
  • Nov. 4 – Host Iowa State at Milan Puskar
  • Nov. 11- At Kansas State (Bill Snyder Family Stadium)
  • Nov. 18 – Host Texas at Milan Puskar
  • Nov. 25 – *Final Regular Season Game* at Oklahoma (Gaylord Family OK Memorial Stadium)
  • Dec. 2 – BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP (AT&T Stadium)

Opening the season with a neutral-site game against Virginia Tech will be a great atmosphere to kick things off – especially in prime-time Sunday night; all eyes will be on the Mountaineers! The following two games are against non-conference opponents as well, with East Carolina and Delaware State coming to Morgantown.

After returning from Kansas to open Big 12 play, WVU will have a bye before the meat of their schedule hits them. With games at TCU, home against Texas Tech, and then back to Texas to face Baylor, the Moutaineers will cover a lot of ground in just a few weeks.

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The most exciting part about the release of this schedule is actually seeing a Big 12 Championship Game on it. Without one, top teams in the conference have been snubbed in the playoff.

This is the really incredible part, though; if both West Virginia and Oklahoma are the top two teams in the conference, they’ll play each other in consecutive weeks in the season finale and the championship game.

Could you imagine if we go into Norman and beat the Sooners, then turn around and face them a week later with everything on the line? I know this isn’t college basketball, but that would be madness!