WVU Mountaineers Vs. Liberty Flames Radio/TV, Odds, And Preview


West Virginia University seeks its first 2-0 start since 2012 Saturday as they welcome the Liberty University Flames to Milan Puskar Stadium.

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The Mountaineers (1-0) captured a 44-0 victory at home last week over the Georgia Southern Univeristy Eagles (0-1) of the Sun Belt Conference. The Gold and Blue sits outside of the Top 25 in both the Associated Press and USA Today polls

The WVU defense took care of business with five forced turnovers against the Eagles. Georgia Southern’s vaunted triple-option run offense could manage just 195 rushing yards. That was 186 yards below their 2014 average per game.

The Flames (1-0) also enjoyed the fruits of victory last week with their 32-13 win at home against the Delaware State University Hornets. Liberty is ranked 13th in the FCS Coaches Poll (I-AA). In last season’s D-1 match-up against the North Carolina Tar Heels, the Flames lost 56-29.

When: Saturday, Sept. 12

Kickoff: 3:00 p.m.

Site: Milan Puskar Stadium

WVU Ticket Information: WVU Game

Playing Surface: FieldTurf Duraspine

All-Time Series: WVU leads 1-0

In Morgantown: WVU leads 1-0 (Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009 – WVU wins 33-20)

In Lynchburg, Virginia: N/A

At Neutral Site: N/A

Television Coverage: ROOT Sports Pittsburgh

Announcers: Rob King and Marc Bulger with Dan Potash reporting from the sideline

Radio Coverage: WZST 100.9 FM and the Mountaineers Sports Network From IMG Sports

Announcers: Tony Caridi and Dwight Wallace with Jed Drenning reporting from the sideline

Live Audio Stream: leanStream

Live Stats: Stat Broadcast

Sirius XM Satellite Radio: Sirius Channel 81, XM Channel 81

WVU Game Day App: ITunes / Google Play

Social Media – Twitter: @WVUFootball / @WVUsports

Odds: WVU -39 According to 5 Dimes Online Sportsbook with the over/under at 59.

Weather Channel Online: Cloudy with scattered thunderstorms in the evening. The low is expected to be 53. The chance of showers is 40 percent. The winds should be out of the northwest at five to 10 mph.

West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen is in his fifth season on the sidelines for the Mountaineers. His overall record at WVU is 29-23 with a 16-11 mark at home.

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  • During Holgorsen’s time in Morgantown, the Mountaineers have captured 30 or more points in 36 contests and 40 or more points in 19 match-ups. His offense has put up 50 or more points in seven games, and 60 or more points on three occasions.

    The Mountaineers come into today’s match-up ranked eighth in the country with 359 passing yards. Junior quarterback Skyler Howard completed 16 of 25 passes and added two touchdowns to the score sheet against Georgia Southern.

    Senior safety Karl Joseph raised his career total of interceptions to six with three picks against the Eagles. The 5-foot-11, 197-pound defensive back collected his three interceptions all in the third quarter. The last WVU player to record three interceptions in a single game was Vann Washington in a 52-16 win Oct. 29, 2004 over Louisiana Tech.

    Liberty head coach Turner Gill enters his fourth season at the helm of the Flames. His overall record at Liberty is 24-14 with a 13-3 mark in the Big South Conference.

    Senior quarterback Josh Woodrum is starting his 35th game for the Flames. The Roanoke, Virginia native completed 19 of 32 passes for 188 yards last week against Delaware State. He put up two touchdowns and one interception. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound signal caller is 318 yards short of 8,000 passing yards in his career.

    The Liberty ground game is led by a pair of running backs. Redshirt senior Desmond Rice and senior D.J. Abnar combined for 219 yards and two touchdowns on 33 carries in the victory over the Hornets.

    When the Flames defense takes the field, defensive end Chima Uzowihe is one of the players to watch. The 6-foot-2, 250-pound senior needs 1.5 sacks to break the Big South career record of 20.5 sacks.

    Up Next: After a bye week on Sept. 19th, West Virginia hosts the University of Maryland Terrapins Saturday, Sept. 26th at Milan Puskar Stadium. The time for kick-off is still to be determined.

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