West Virginia to Host Youngstown State in 2016

By Kevin Kelley -

The West Virginia Mountaineers will host the Youngstown State Penguins in 2016, both schools announced today.

The two schools will meet at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown on Sept. 10, 2016. It will be the second meeting between the two schools, coming 76 years after their first matchup in 1938.

West Virginia now has two of their three non-conference games set for the 2016 season. The Mountaineers are also scheduled to take on the BYU Cougars at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland on Sept. 24.

The final non-conference game for WVU will likely be the season-opener on Sept. 3.

In 2016 Big 12 play, West Virginia will host Baylor, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, and TCU and travel to Iowa State, Oklahoma State, Texas, and Texas Tech.

Youngstown State, a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference in the FCS, has never played a team from the Big 12.

The Penguins missed the FCS Playoffs in 2013 after finishing the season 8-4 overall. YSU won four national championships between 1991 and 1997, but hasn’t won a conference title since 2006.

  1. Tully
    June 21, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    I have no problem with WVU playing Youngstown an FCS program WVU has been and is scheduling a very respectable OOC if you look at their current and future OOC schedules.

    TCU has continued to schedule well OOC, TT is now coming out of their drought of P5/BCS OOC scheduling. OSU comes and goes with the OOC scheduling.

    Baylor..and then there is Baylor with Art Briles….Not an single OOC game with a BCS or P5 opponent this decade except Duke in 2017/2018. Thank goodness they scheduled Incarnate World on 2019 to fill up the OOC schedule with cupcakes….Baylor Art Briles, cashing the Big 12 checks.written by the other members for SOS

    • Dave
      June 21, 2014 at 5:35 pm

      Baylor doe not give a rat’s ass about anyone’s opinion of them.. They may be good now, but everything eventually returns to the norm and Baylor will fall off the charts and back into oblvion where they spent 80% of the time over the past 75 years.

      Do we get to hear from any Baylor apologists?

  2. Harvey
    June 22, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Is this part of the N.F.L. schedule A.D. Oliver Luck was talking about? So now, not only are the Mountaineers in a conference that makes no geographic sense – forcing their fans to travel to the likes of Manhattan, Kansas and Waco, Texas and endure home games with no juice like against Iowa State and Texas Tech – but even their non-conference slate is an open-handed slap to fans. West Virginia may have the worst athletic department for its customers in P5.

    • Manuel
      October 1, 2015 at 4:14 pm

      Just like any conference they flip flop every year wvu will host Baylor this year so next year it only fair that Baylor host wvu

  3. bradleysmith1212
    June 23, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Lame! When are the P5 going to stop scheduling CRAP games? This announcement is so stupid. Mountaineers are conceding that they have to buy themselves an extra win to survive in the Big 12.

  4. Colin White
    December 18, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    I’m looking forward to this matchup! We hadn’t beaten an FBS team since WV’s biggest rival, pitt back in 2012! Go penguins!!!

  5. James Randall Mcclung
    December 31, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Love those penguins love those mountaineers tough game to watch