2001 West Virginia Mountaineers football team

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2001 West Virginia Mountaineers football
West Virginia Flying WV logo.svg
Conference Big East Conference (1979–2013)
2001 record 3–8 (1–6 Big East)
Head coach Rich Rodriguez
Defensive coordinator Phil Elmassian
Home stadium Mountaineer Field
(Capacity: 63,500)
Seasons
« 2000 2002 »
2001 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#1 Miami (FL) #   7 0         12 0  
#14 Syracuse   6 1         10 3  
#21 Boston College   4 3         8 4  
#18 Virginia Tech   4 3         8 4  
Pittsburgh   4 3         7 5  
Temple   2 5         4 7  
West Virginia   1 6         3 8  
Rutgers   0 7         2 9  
# – BCS National Champion
† – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Under new Head Coach Rich Rodriguez the 2001 West Virginia Mountaineers football team suffered their worst season since 1978, finishing with a mark of 3–8. The season's lowest point was a home loss to Temple, the school's first loss to the Owls since 1984 and first home loss to the school since 1979.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 12:00 PM at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA ABC L 10–34   42,482
September 8 1:00 PM Ohio* Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 20–3   52,995
September 22 1:00 PM Kent State* Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV W 34–14   47,458
September 29 3:30 PM at #25 Maryland* Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD L 20–32   40,166
October 6 1:00 PM #6 Virginia Tech Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV ESPN2 L 0–35   63,271
October 13 2:30 PM at Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame,IN NBC L 24–34   80,795
October 25 7:30 PM at #1 Miami (FL) Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL ESPN2 L 3–45   44,411
November 3 1:00 PM Rutgers Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV MSN W 80–7   44,685
November 10 12:00 PM at #14 Syracuse Carrier DomeSyracuse,NY ESPN+ L 13–24   43,753
November 17 1:00 PM Temple Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV L 14–17   37,120
November 24 12:00 PM Pittsburgh Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Backyard Brawl) ESPN L 17–23   44,407
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.