WVU Set to Have Toughest Open Of Season, Per ESPN

The Mountaineers are set to play one of the toughest schedules in College Football.


Morgantown, WV – With just over a month to go until the 2023 College Football season, the West Virginia Mountaineers are gearing up to take on one of the toughest schedules in the nation. Weeks after On3 listed their slate as the 3rd toughest in the nation, ESPN has now claimed their schedule to have the “toughest open to the season.”

Here is what the outlet had to say about WVU’s opening game against Penn State, as well as the rest of their September schedule:

“West Virginia athletic director Wren Baker said this summer he wanted to see Neal Brown and the football program build some momentum as the Mountaineers are coming off back-to-back losing seasons. That’s going to be a challenge to start the season. West Virginia opens on the road against No. 8 Penn State, and after a home game against Duquesne, plays rival Pittsburgh at home and then starts Big 12 play against Texas Tech at home and TCUon the road, both preseason top-25 teams. Talk about a five-week gauntlet to open a season that is critical for Brown and the program.”

WVU opens the season at Penn State on September 2nd. Kickoff is set for 7:30 on NBC.

(Photo by WVU Athletics) 

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Clark Johnson
Clark Johnson is a Football Columnist for The Voice of West Virginia. He is a student at Concord University and is majoring in History with a minor in Political Science. He became a Mountaineer fan at 9-years old and has not missed a WVU football game since 2008. He is honored to bring new perspective and fresh content to the best fanbase in the nation!