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Pittsburgh vs. West Virginia, preview, live stream, TV channel, time, how to watch college football


The Pittsburgh Panthers will open up the season against the West Virginia Mountaineers in the Backyard Brawl on Thursday night at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

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Pittsburgh is coming off an impressive season going 11-3 and winning the ACC title. The Panthers finished their season in the Peach Bowl, losing 31-21 to Michigan State. Heisman Trophy finalist Kenny Pickett is now in the NFL but Kedon Slovis transferred from USC and is the new starting quarterback. West Virginia is looking to improve over last season where they went 6-7 and struggled on offense in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl, only putting up six points against a stingy Minnesota defense.

This will be a great opening night of college football, here is everything you need to know to watch or stream the action on Thursday night.

Pittsburgh Panthers vs. West Virginia Mountaineers

  • When: Thursday, Sept. 1
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Live Stream: fuboTV (watch for free)

How to watch College Football this season

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