1921 West Virginia vs. Pittsburgh football game

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First Live Radio Broadcast Football Game
West Virginia vs. Pittsburgh
1234 Total
West Virginia 0706 13
Pittsburgh 07014 21
Date October 8, 1921
Season 1921
Stadium Forbes Field
Location Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
United States TV coverage
Network KDKA Radio
Announcers Harold W. Arlin

The 1921 West Virginia vs. Pittsburgh football game was a college football game between the West Virginia Mountaineers and the Pittsburgh Panthers played on October 8, 1921. It was the 17th meeting of the Backyard Brawl, a rivalry game between the two programs.

The game was played at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh won the game 21–13,[1] after West Virginia's George Hill returned a kick-off for a touchdown on the final play of the game.[2]

The game was broadcast live by KDKA Radio, the first college football game to do so.[3]

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  1. ^ DeLassus, David. "Coaching Records Game by Game, Glenn Scobey "Pop" Warner, 1921". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved April 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Panthers Scared by New York Times" (PDF). New York Times. October 9, 1921. Retrieved April 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ Sciullo Jr, Sam, ed. (1991). 1991 Pitt Football: University of Pittsburgh Football Media Guide. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Sports Information Office. p. 116.