Earlier today the Big Ten Conference announced they would not be playing any non-conference games in the 2020 college football season. According to a report from EerSports, the Pac 12 and ACC are expected to follow suit, which would leave West Virginia without two non-conference opponents in Maryland and Florida State, members of the Big Ten and ACC, respectively.
West Virginia was expected to open the season against Florida State in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic on September 5th in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta Georgia. The Mountaineers were slated to take on Maryland on September 19th.
The Big 10 is expected to announce a Conference-Only schedule for the 2020 football season.
Notable Games Impacted
Ohio St at Oregon
Iowa St at Iowa
Michigan at Wash
Wisconsin vs ND
App St at Wisconsin
Miami Fl at Mich St
Penn St at VT
Cincinnati at Nebraska pic.twitter.com/T5gs0tQ9M1
— College Football Rankings ™ (@CFBRanking) July 9, 2020
While the cancellation of non-conference games for the ACC is not yet a sure thing, this would leave the Mountaineers with two openings in their schedule.
ACC football also expected to play conference-only games, sources told @Stadium. Last month, ACC commish John Swofford told @Stadium if Power 5 schools played conference-only schedules that ACC would assist Notre Dame with as many games as it needed
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) July 9, 2020
Stay tuned as the Power 5 dominoes continue to fall as we draw closer to the 2020 College Football season.