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.