The 2019 West Virginia University football has been released. The Mountaineers will play six games at Milan Puskar Stadium and five Big 12 Conference contests on the road.
Dana Holgorsen’s team will kick off the season on Aug. 31 when it hosts James Madison. The regular season will conclude on Friday, Nov. 29, at TCU.
West Virginia will round out non-conference play vs. Missouri (Sept. 7) and NC State (Sept. 14) before opening Big 12 Conference play at Kansas on Sept. 21.
“Having 11 Power 5 games is exciting for our program, but more importantly for our fans,” Coach Holgorsen said in an official release. “I am proud of how we have scheduled and am hopeful the rest of the Power 5 schools will follow our lead.”
WVU will host conference opponents Texas (Oct.5), Iowa State (Oct. 12), Texas Tech (Nov. 9) and Oklahoma State (Nov. 23).
The Mountaineers will play a Thursday game for the second straight season. It will take place at Baylor on October 31.
Their remaining Big 12 road contests will be at Oklahoma (Oct. 19) and Kansas State (Nov. 16).
This is first schedule since 2016 that features two open weeks for the Mountaineers, September 28 and October 26.
“I think it’s a fair and balanced schedule with alternating home and away dates for most of the season,” WVU Director of Athletics Shane Lyons said in a university release. “We have two home games in September, two in early October and two more in November, which will be appealing to our fans. Our schedule is the only one in the conference to have 11 Power Five opponents, also making it very challenging.”
The Big 12 Football Championship Game is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7. The championship game will be played in Arlington, Texas at AT&T Stadium through 2021.
All dates are subject to change. Television selections for the first three weeks of the season and special dates are due to the Conference by June 1, 2019.
2019 WVU Football Schedule:
Day Date Opponent Time
Sat. Aug. 31 James Madison TBA
Sat. Sept. 7 at Missouri TBA
Sat. Sept. 14 NC State TBA
Sat. Sept. 21 at Kansas * TBA
Sat. Sept. 28 Open
Sat. Oct. 5 Texas *+ TBA
Sat. Oct. 12 Iowa State * TBA
Sat. Oct. 19 at Oklahoma * TBA
Sat. Oct. 26 OPEN
Thurs. Oct. 31 at Baylor * TBA
Sat. Nov. 9 Texas Tech *^ TBA
Sat. Nov. 16 at Kansas State * TBA
Sat. Nov. 23 Oklahoma State * TBA
Fri. Nov. 29 at TCU * TBA
* Big 12 Conference Game
^ Mountaineer Week