The West Virginia Mountaineers have added the Duquesne Dukes to their 2023 football schedule, FBSchedules.com has learned.
West Virginia will host Duquesne at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown on Sept. 9, 2023. The Dukes will receive a $425,000 guarantee for the game, according to a copy of the contract obtained from West Virginia University via a state Freedom of Information Act request.
West Virginia and Duquesne have squared off nine times on the gridiron, but not since a 19-0 Duquesne victory way back in 1935. The Mountaineers lead the overall series 4-3-2.
Duquesne competes in the Northeast Conference of the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). The Dukes have won 15 conference championships, most recently in back-to-back seasons in 2015 and 2016.
The addition of Duquesne tentatively completes West Virginia’s football schedule for the 2023 season. The Mountaineers are scheduled to open the 2023 season at Penn State on Sept. 2 and host Pitt in the “Backyard Brawl” on Sept. 16.
In Big 12 action in 2023, West Virginia is slated to host Iowa State, Oklahoma State, Texas, and Texas Tech and travel to Baylor, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, and TCU.