The West Virginia Mountaineers have announced their 2012 football schedule, which features games against Marshall, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU and Texas.
The Mountaineers will be playing their inaugural season in the Big 12 after leaving the Big East, a conference which they have competed in since 1991.
West Virginia opens the 2012 season at home on Sept. 1 against in-state rival Marshall. The Mountaineers also have non-conference games scheduled vs. James Madison (Sept. 15; at FedEx Field) and home vs. Maryland (Sept. 22).
West Virginia’s first game in the Big 12 is at Mountaineer Field on Sept. 29 against the Baylor Bears. The game is also Homecoming for the Mountaineers. WVU then hits the road for games at Texas on Oct. 6 and at Texas Tech on Oct. 13 before returning home to host Kansas State on Oct. 20.
After an open date, the Mountaineers host fellow Big 12 newcomer TCU on Nov. 3. West Virginia then plays at Oklahoma State on Nov. 10, hosts Oklahoma on Nov. 17 and travels to Iowa State on Nov. 24.
The Mountaineers close out their inaugural season in the Big 12 on Dec. 1 at home against the Kansas Jayhawks.