1921 West Virginia vs. Pittsburgh football game

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First Live Radio Broadcast Football Game
West Virginia vs. Pittsburgh
1 2 3 4 Total
West Virginia 0 7 0 6 13
Pittsburgh 0 7 0 14 21
Date October 8, 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". 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.