By Mike Montoro for WVUsports.com
August 27, 2012 05:24 PM
West Virginia (No. 11 Associated Press Poll/No. 11 USA Today Coaches Poll) opens its 2012 season against Marshall in a non-conference game on Saturday, Sept. 1, in the “Friends of Coal” Bowl at Milan Puskar Stadium (60,000) at noon. The game will be televised live on FX.
Marshall is coached by John “Doc” Holliday, a 1979 graduate of West Virginia. The third-year coach has posted a 12-13 record in his two years in Huntington. Holliday served 23 years as a Mountaineer assistant coach for Frank Cignetti (1979), Hall of Famer Don Nehlen (1980-99) and most recently for former head coach Bill Stewart (2008-09).
This marks the second meeting between WVU coach Dana Holgorsen and Marshall’s Holliday. Holgorsen holds a 1-0 series mark against Holliday and Marshall after winning last year’s weather-shortened game in Morgantown, 34-13, the season opener for both squads.Game CoverageTV:
FX - (Justin Kutcher - play-by-play, Eric Crouch - analyst, Darius Walker - sideline) will broadcast the game live.Radio:
Mountaineer Sports Network - (Tony Caridi - play-by-play, Dwight Wallace - analyst, Hoppy Kercheval - host, Jed Drenning - sideline) will broadcast the game live.Satellite Radio Broadcast:
The West Virginia - Marshall game can be heard live on Sirius Channel 91 and the best of XM channel 91 with the MSN broadcast.Live Statistics:
WVUSportsBuzz/WVUSportsScoresThe Series With Marshall
This is the 12th meeting all-time between the two schools with West Virginia leading the series, 11-0. The Mountaineers defeated the Thundering Herd, 33-14, in a weather-shortened game last year in Morgantown. This marks the seventh straight year that the two schools have played for the “Friends of Coal Bowl” Trophy. West Virginia is 8-0 in games played in Morgantown and 3-0 in games played in Huntington.Click Here
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