1984 West Virginia Mountaineers football team

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1984 West Virginia Mountaineers football
West Virginia Flying WV logo.svg
Bluebonnet Bowl Champions
Bluebonnet Bowl, W 31–14 vs. TCU
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #18
1984 record 8–4
Head coach Don Nehlen
Home stadium Mountaineer Field
(Capacity: 50,000)
Seasons
« 1983 1985 »
1984 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Boston College           10 2 0
#11 South Carolina           10 2 0
Army           8 3 1
Rutgers           7 3 0
#17 Florida State           7 3 2
Virginia Tech           8 4 0
West Virginia           8 4 0
#18 Miami (FL)           8 5 0
Notre Dame           7 5 0
Southwestern Louisiana           6 5 0
Penn State           6 5 0
Syracuse           6 5 0
Temple           6 5 0
Memphis           5 5 1
Navy           4 6 1
Southern Miss           4 7 0
Pittsburgh           3 7 1
Tulane           3 8 0
Cincinnati           2 9 0
East Carolina           2 9 0
Louisville           2 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1984 West Virginia Mountaineers football team represented West Virginia University in the 1984 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the Mountaineers' 92nd overall season and they competed as a Division I-A Independent. The team was led by head coach Don Nehlen, in his 5th year, and played their home games at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia. They finished the season with a record of eight wins and four losses (8–4 overall) and with a victory over TCU in the Bluebonnet Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 Ohio Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 38–0   57,070
September 8 Louisville Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV W 30–6   55,002
September 15 at Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA (Black Diamond Trophy) W 14–7   48,100
September 22 Maryland #18 Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Rivalry) L 17–20   58,353
September 29 at Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA (Backyard Brawl) W 28–10   58,032
October 13 Syracuse Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Ben Schwartzwalder Trophy) W 20–10   57,791
October 20 #4 Boston College #20 Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV ABC W 21–20   60,286
October 27 #19 Penn State #18 Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Rivalry) ESPN W 17–14   64,879
November 3 Virginia #12 Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV L 7–27   56,453
November 10 at Rutgers #19 Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ L 19–23   25,140
November 17 at Temple Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PA L 17–19   21,875
December 31 vs. TCU Houston AstrodomeHouston, TX (Bluebonnet Bowl) W 31–14   43,260
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Eastern Time.
  • Reference:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WVU 1984 Schedule". The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved June 23, 2012.