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1979 West Virginia Mountaineers football team

1979 West Virginia Mountaineers football
Conference Independent
1979 record 5–6
Head coach Frank Cignetti, Sr.
Home stadium Mountaineer Field
1979 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6 Florida State           11 1 0
#7 Pittsburgh           11 1 0
UNLV           9 1 2
#17 Temple           10 2 0
Tulane           9 3 0
Rutgers           8 3 0
East Carolina           7 3 1
#20 Penn State           8 4 0
South Carolina           8 4 0
Navy           7 4 0
Notre Dame           7 4 0
Southern Miss           6 4 1
Syracuse           7 5 0
Colgate           5 4 1
Boston College           5 6 0
Holy Cross           5 6 0
Memphis           5 6 0
Miami           5 6 0
North Texas           5 6 0
Villanova           5 6 0
Virginia Tech           5 6 0
West Virginia           5 6 0
Georgia Tech           4 6 1
Louisville           4 6 1
Connecticut           3 6 2
William & Mary           4 7 0
Northwestern State           3 6 0
Illinois State           3 8 0
Northeast Louisiana           3 8 0
Army           2 8 1
Air Force           2 9 0
Cincinnati           2 9 0
Richmond           0 11 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1979 West Virginia Mountaineers football team represented West Virginia. They finished the season with a record of five wins and six losses (5–6 overall).

Schedule

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 8 Temple Morgantown, WV L 16–38   34,299
September 15 vs. Syracuse Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ (Ben Schwartzwalder Trophy) L 14–24   10,375
September 22 #19 NC State Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV L 14–38   26,298
September 29 at Richmond City StadiumRichmond, VA W 20–18   17,500
October 6 Kentucky Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV W 10–6   33,792
October 13 at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA W 20–18   21,640
October 20 Tulane Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV W 27–17   28,303
October 27 at Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA (Rivalry) L 6–31   77,923
November 3 Virginia Tech Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Black Diamond Trophy) W 34–23   27,531
November 10 Pittsburgh Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Backyard Brawl) L 17–24   38,681
November 17 at Arizona State Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ L 7–42   68,573
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
  • Reference:[1]

References

  1. ^ "WVU 1979 Schedule". The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved June 24, 2012. 
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