WVU announces date change for 2022 'Backyard Brawl' football game

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia University officials released an announcement Tuesday about the 2022 "Backyard Brawl" football game. 

West Virginia University Director of Athletics Shane Lyons and Pitt Director of Athletics Heather Lyke have announced the game originially scheduled for September 17, 2022 at Heinz Field has been moved to September 3. The game will be the season opener for both schools, according to the release.

The release also stated that the game is part of a "four-year home-and-home deal between the two schools."

The games will be played in 2022 and 2024 in Pittsburgh and in Morgantown in 2023 and 2025, according to the release.

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