Seven home games, including LSU and Pitt, a road contest at Maryland and a season ending ESPN Thursday night game at USF highlight the 2011 football schedule announced by West Virginia University Director of Athletics Oliver Luck.
The Mountaineers open their schedule with five of the first six contests at home against Marshall (Sept. 4), Norfolk State (Sept. 10), LSU (Sept. 24), Bowling Green (Oct. 1) and Connecticut (Oct. 8). WVU travels to Maryland on Sept. 17.
After the first open week on Oct. 15, West Virginia then faces four of the final six games on the road at Syracuse (Oct. 21), Rutgers (Oct. 29), Cincinnati (Nov. 12) and USF (Thurs., Dec. 1). The Mountaineers host Louisville on Nov. 5, and the annual Backyard Brawl will be played on Friday, Nov. 25 in Morgantown.
The Bowling Green game will be designated as the Homecoming game on the WVU campus, while Louisville will be part of Mountaineer Week festivities.
|Sun.||Sept. 4||MARSHALL (3:30 pm)
|Sat.||Sept. 17||at Maryland
||BOWLING GREEN (Homecoming)
|Fri.||Oct. 21||at Syracuse
|Sat.||Oct. 29||at Rutgers|
|Sat.||Nov. 5||LOUISVILLE (Mountaineer Day)|
|Sat.||Nov. 12||at Cincinnati|
|Thurs.||Dec. 1||at USF
*Note - The WVU Marching Band Performance Schedule will be announced later this spring/summer.