WVU football has been having a tough go this season. They are towards the bottom of the pack in the Big 12 with a 1-2 conference record and 3-4 overall.
The Mountaineers have five games left in this season before they can get to work on their running game and second-half performance, both of which have been lacking this season.
While there is plenty of work to do on the field this year, it doesn’t hurt to take a look ahead. This week, the university released the WVU Mountaineers 2020 college football schedule.
Shane Lyons, Athletic Director for WVU, commented on the schedule.
“Once again, West Virginia will have one of the most competitive football schedules in the country in 2020 as it features 11 Power 5 opponents. Three home games in September and two each in October and November work out nicely for our fans to plan, and 2020 is our year to host five Big 12 games at Milan Puskar Stadium.”
2020 WVU football schedule
|Sept. 5, 2020||Florida State (in Atlanta, GA)||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Sept. 12, 2020||Eastern Kentucky||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Sept. 19, 2020||Maryland||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Sept. 26, 2020||Kansas State||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Oct. 3, 2020||@ Texas Tech||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Oct. 10, 2020||TCU||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Oct. 17, 2020||@ Texas||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Oct. 24, 2020||Kansas||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Oct. 31, 2019||BYE|
|Nov. 7, 2020||Oklahoma||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Nov. 14, 2020||@ Oklahoma State||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Nov. 21, 2020||Baylor||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Nov. 28, 2020||@ Iowa Sate||TBA||TBA||TBA|
WVU’s 2020 football schedule balances home and away games
The Mountaineers 2020 college football season has seven home games. When it comes to betting on college football, especially in West Virginia, home advantage plays a big role. Five of those home games are against Big 12 opponents.
The season begins in neutral territory for WVU. They head to Atlanta to play Florida State on Sept. 5, for the Chic-Fil-A Kickoff game.
The Mountaineers’ first home game is against Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 12. They’ll be at home for two more weeks after that which includes its conference opener against Kansas State on Sept. 26 during Homecoming weekend.
The Big 12 Football Championship Game is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington against the top-two finishers from the regular season.
WVU football head coach Neal Brown admits the schedule is tough.
“This is a very challenging schedule, not only with the Big 12 Conference lineup, but also nonconference games against Florida State and Big Ten border-opponent Maryland. With the way the schedule is laid out, it gives our fans a chance to enjoy seven home games and a manageable road trip to Atlanta against a national-level opponent.”
Every game on the WVU football calendar will be played on Saturday for the first time in several years. However, there is one caveat.
The Big 12 announced that two of the five scheduled conference matchups on the final Saturday will be moved to Friday.
WVU plays conference opponent Iowa State in Ames, IA that Saturday. The teams involved will be chosen later, which means WVU may end up playing a Friday game, after all.
Betting on WVU football
Two West Virginia online sportsbooks went live just before the kickoff of the 2019 season:
The mobile sports betting apps, plus three active retail books continue to post record-setting handle week after week.
With William Hill also approved to offer online sports betting and 10 additional skins available, it seems like there will be even more options before next year.
Who knows, Mardi Gras and Wheeling Island casinos may even reopen their sportsbooks by then. Of course, there hasn’t been an update on that front for quite a while.