CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia University is but a few pen strokes away from bringing back another football rivalry.
The Penn State Nittany Lions and the Mountaineers are completing an agreement to play a two-year home-and-home series, a person familiar with the negotiations told the Charleston Daily Mail Thursday.
The game would open the season both years, though the exact dates are not yet decided.
If officials ink a deal, it will set into motion the first meeting between the two teams since October 24, 1992.
WVU and Penn State have met 59 times since 1904, and played every year from 1947 through 1992. Unfortunately for Mountaineer fans, the series has been overwhelmingly tipped in the Nittany Lions' favor.
WVU has won just nine of those contests, with two other games ending in draws, and Penn State coming out on top 48 times.
In fact, Penn State held a 25-game streak in the series, winning every game played between 1959 and 1983 - beating former quarterback and current WVU Athletic Director Oliver Luck three times in the process.
One of WVU's most significant victories came in 1988, as quarterback Major Harris helped lead the team to a 51-30 win in Morgantown - the most points ever scored against a Joe Paterno-coached team.