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Backyard Brawl to Open 2022 Season

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WOAY – West Virginia announced Tuesday that its Backyard Brawl football matchup with the University of Pittsburgh will be played September 3rd, 2022 at Heinz Field; it will be the season opener for both teams. The game had previously been scheduled for September 17th.

The two universities had announced the renewal of the rivalry in 2015, with the Panthers hosting in 2022 and 2024, while WVU would host in 2023 and 2025. The teams had not met on the gridiron since 2011, West Virginia’s last year in the Big East before they joined the Big 12.

Pitt leads the all-time series 61-40-3, but West Virginia has won the last three games.



Matt Digby

Matt Digby is the Sports Director at WOAY-TV. He joined the station in January 2015 – right in the middle of Big Atlantic Classic Week. Read More


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