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West Virginia vs. Tennessee To Kick Off 2028 College Football Season

NCAA Football: Tennessee at West Virginia

West Virginia and Tennessee met in the non-conference portion of the 2018 college football season and the two teams will do it again 10 years after that meeting.

On Tuesday, the Charlotte Sports Foundation announced that West Virginia and Tennessee will meet in the 2028 Duke’s Mayo Classic in Charlotte. The game is set for Saturday, September 2, 2028.

When the two teams played at Bank of America Stadium on September 1, 2018 in front of 66,793 fans. This was the only meeting between the two teams, which the Mountaineers won 40-14.

In a statement, West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons said, “West Virginia University has a strong alumni fan base in Charlotte and the surrounding region. Through the years, our fans have enjoyed traveling to Charlotte for our bowl and neutral site games. As with the game in 2018, this gives us a chance to play a strong nonconference opponent in a city that is known for its great hospitality. Based on the attendance from 2018, this series renewal should be another fan favorite.”


“This should be a fun showcase game for our program in a city and venue our fans enjoy visiting,” Tennessee Director of Athletics Danny White said. “Opening our season against a quality opponent like West Virginia will serve as a valuable experience for our team prior to SEC play.

“The Charlotte Sports Foundation continues to generate substantial positive events for the community,” said Johnny Harris, Board Co-Chairman of the Charlotte Sport Foundation. “The 2018 game between Tennessee and West Virginia was a great time for fans hosted by Charlotte. We look forward to thousands of Volunteers and Mountaineers visiting our great City in 2028.”

The kickoff time and ticket information will be announced at a later date. West Virginia will be designated the home team for the game at Bank of America Stadium.

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