Alabama went 11-2 last season and lost to Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl, while West Virginia went 4-8 and failed to qualify for the postseason. The Crimson Tide are ranked second in the preseason AP Poll and West Virginia is unranked. Saturday's game will be played at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
You can follow the game with live play-by-play here.
Full details for Saturday's game are below:
Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. ET
Live stream: The game can be stream live streamed here.
TV coverage: ESPN
Alabama had eight former players drafted in the 2014 NFL draft.
Alabama has won at least 10 games in each of the past six seasons.
Alabama was picked to win the SEC West in a preseason media poll.
Alabama is 7-0 in season openers under Nick Saban.
Alabama ended last season on a two-game losing streak.
West Virginia facts
West Virginia has gone 6-14 since joining the Big 12 prior to the 2012 season.
West Virginia was picked to finish eighth in the Big 12 in a preseason media poll.
West Virginia returns 19 starters from last season.
This is Dana Holgorsen's fourth season coaching West Virginia.
West Virginia is 98-29-4 all-time in season openers.