Report: Duquesne Added to 2023 WVU Football Slate

Report: Duquesne Added to 2023 WVU Football Slate


According to FBSchedules.com, Duquense will visit West Virginia for a football game on Sept. 9. 2023. The one-time game will see a payment of $425,000 for the Dukes’ FCS program.

The contest, sandwiched between a visit to Penn State and a home date against Pitt, sets up an all-Pennsylvania series to open the 2023 season. WVU has one open slot to fill on its 2022 schedule, and that will almost assuredly be a home game as it is scheduled to travel to both Pitt and Virginia Tech in that season.

Stripe the Stadium at Mountaineer Field

The Duquesne contest gives the Mountaineers six home games in 2023. In odd-numbered years, WVU has five Big 12 road games, while even-numbered years see the Mountaineers host five conference foes.

The Mountaineers also have one game left to schedule in 2024, again between contests against the Nittany Lions and Panthers. WVU has two spots remaining on both its 2025 and 2026 schedules.

WVU faced Duquesne eight times between 1914 and 1935. The Mountaineers hold a narrow 4-3-1 series advantage over the Dukes. An initial 37-0 WVU win led to a 15-year hiatus in the series, but the 1929 resumption saw Duquesne forge a 7-7 tie. West Virginia won the next two games in 1930 and 1931 before the Dukes broke through with their first win in what must have been a thrilling 3-0 contest in 1932.

The teams then traded wins over the next three seasons, with Duquesne claiming the final 1935 contest.

The Dukes regularly played major college football powers in the first half of the 20th century, including games against the likes of Alabama, Florida, Wake Forest and Louisville, they haven’t faced what is now considered a Power 5 program since 1950. The Pittsburgh-area school is trying to up grade its schedule, though. It travels to two FBS programs this season – UMass and Hawaii. Jerry Schmitt, who served as the track coach at Weirton (W.Va.) Madonna High School in 1983, is in his 14th season as the head coach at Duquesne.

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    Kevin Kinder
    Kevin Kinder
    Muskets:

    Report: Duquesne Added to 2023 WVU Football Slate According to FBSchedules.com, Duquense will visit West Virginia for a football game on Sept. 9. 2023
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    DrJohn
    DrJohn
    Muskets:

    Dookwesny plays football??? 😉

    #67136
    Kevin Kinder
    Kevin Kinder
    Muskets:

    We were talking about that on one of my radio hits. Had seen their scores flash by, but hadn’t really thought about it a lot. Dave Weekley did one on their playoff games as the PBP guy.

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    Dropout71
    Muskets:

    Willie Milhouse played three years at Duquesne before transferring to WVU in 2011 and was a contributor at WR, scoring one of the many touchdowns in the Orange Bowl.

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    Kevin Kinder
    Kevin Kinder
    Muskets:

    Nice pickup! Forgot that he had played there.

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