1980 West Virginia Mountaineers football team

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1980 West Virginia Mountaineers football
West Virginia Flying WV logo.svg
Conference Independent
1980 record 6–6
Head coach Don Nehlen
Home stadium Mountaineer Field
(Capacity: 50,000)
Seasons
« 1979 1981 »
1980 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Pittsburgh           11 1 0
#5 Florida State           10 2 0
#8 Penn State           10 2 0
#9 Notre Dame           9 2 1
#18 Miami           9 3 0
Southern Miss           9 3 0
Navy           8 4 0
South Carolina           8 4 0
Virginia Tech           8 4 0
Boston College           7 4 0
Northeast Louisiana           7 4 0
Rutgers           7 4 0
UNLV           7 4 0
Tulane           7 5 0
Colgate           5 4 1
North Texas           6 5 0
Villanova           6 5 0
West Virginia           6 6 0
Louisville           5 6 0
Richmond           5 6 0
Syracuse           5 6 0
East Carolina           4 7 0
Illinois State           4 7 0
Temple           4 7 0
Army           3 7 1
Holy Cross           3 8 0
Cincinnati           2 9 0
Memphis           2 9 0
William & Mary           2 9 0
Georgia Tech           1 9 1
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1980 West Virginia Mountaineers football team represented West Virginia University in the 1980 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the Mountaineers' 88th overall season and they competed as a Division I-A Independent. The team was led by head coach Don Nehlen, in his first year, and played their home games at their new stadium, Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia. They finished the season with a record of six wins and six losses (6–6 overall).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 6 Cincinnati Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 41–27   50,150
September 13 at Colorado State Hughes StadiumFort Collins, CO W 52–24   23,972
September 20 Maryland Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Rivalry) L 11–14   48,038
September 27 Richmond Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV W 31–28   40,847
October 4 Virginia Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV W 45–21   45,088
October 11 at Hawaii Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI L 13–16   41,899
October 18 at #11 Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA (Backyard Brawl) L 14–42   55,130
October 25 #13 Penn State Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Rivalry) L 15–20   49,194
November 1 at Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA (Black Diamond Trophy) L 11–34   45,200
November 8 at Temple Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PA W 41–28   14,995
November 15 at Rutgers Rutgers StadiumPiscataway, NJ W 24–15   16,400
November 22 Syracuse Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Ben Schwartzwalder Trophy) L 7–20   34,441
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Eastern Time.
  • Reference:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WVU 1980 Schedule". The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved June 23, 2012.