The Mountaineers open the season with five consecutive non-conference foes (three home, two away) before playing its seven Big East conference opponents to close out the regular season. WVU hosts Coastal Carolina, travels to Marshall, returns home against Maryland, vists LSU, then closes out that portion of the slate at home against UNLV. Each of the five schools hails from a different league (Big South, CUSA, ACC, SEC and Mountain West), giving WVU one of its more diverse schedules of recent years.
WVU's conference schedule begins with a Thursday night home date against USF and continues with a home game against Syracuse, followed by a Friday night trip to Connecticut. An off date then ensues before the Mountaineers host Cincinnati and travel to Louisville and Pitt (the latter another Friday contest). WVU again wraps up the season against Rutgers, this time at Mountaineer Field.
The 2010 schedule will include 68 games, with 28 Big East dates and 40 nonleague games. The nonleague dates include 31 games against Bowl Subdivision (I-A) programs and eight against Championship Subdivision (I-AA) opponents, with one game to be determined. Fifteen of the 31 Bowl Subdivision games are against conferences or teams with automatic bids to the Bowl Championship Series.
The most-represented opposing conference on the composite schedule is the Atlantic Coast Conference, with six matchups. There are five games against the Sun Belt Conference, four against the SEC, three against Conference USA and the Mid-American Conference, two each against the Mountain West and Pac-10 and one each against the Big Ten, the Big 12 and WAC. There are two games against independents – one each against Notre Dame and Army.