2004 West Virginia Mountaineers football team

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2004 West Virginia Mountaineers football
West Virginia Flying WV logo.svg
Big East Co-Champions
Gator Bowl vs. Florida State, 18-30 loss
Conference Big East Conference (1979–2013)
2004 record 8–4 (4–2 Big East)
Head coach Rich Rodriguez
Offensive coordinator Calvin Magee
Offensive scheme Spread
Defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel
Base defense 3–3–5
Home stadium Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium
(Capacity: 60,000)
Seasons
« 2003 2005 »
2004 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#25 Pittsburgh §   4 2         8 4  
#21 Boston College §   4 2         9 3  
West Virginia §   4 2         8 4  
Syracuse §   4 2         6 6  
Connecticut   3 3         8 4  
Rutgers   1 5         4 7  
Temple   1 5         2 9  
† – BCS representative as conference champion
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2004 West Virginia Mountaineers football team completed the regular season with an 8–4 (4–2 conference record) and traveled to the Gator Bowl, where they lost to the Florida State Seminoles 30–18. The Mountaineers began the season ranked #10, but ended disappointedly by losing the last three games of the season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 6:00 PM East Carolina* #11 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV ESPN+ W 56–23   59,172
September 11 6:00 PM at Central Florida* #10 Citrus BowlOrlando, FL W 45–20   32,224
September 18 12:00 PM #19 Maryland* #8 Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV ESPN2 W 19–16 OT  60,358
September 25 12:00 PM James Madison* #7 Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV W 45–10   56,609
October 2 12:00 PM at Virginia Tech* #7 Lane StadiumBlacksburg, Va ESPN L 13–19   65,115
October 13 7:30 PM at Connecticut #16 Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, CT ESPN W 31–19   40,000
October 21 7:30 PM Syracuse #14 Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV ESPN W 27–6   52,909
October 30 12:00 PM at Rutgers #13 Rutgers StadiumPiscataway, NJ ESPN+ W 35–30   35,079
November 6 1:00 PM Temple #12 Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV ESPN+ W 42–21   52,108
November 13 12:00 PM #21 Boston College #10 Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV ABC L 17–36   58,118
November 25 8:00 PM at Pittsburgh #21 Heinz FieldPittsburgh, PA (Backyard Brawl) ESPN L 13–16   52,641
January 1 1:00 PM vs. #15 Florida State* #23 Alltel StadiumJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) NBC L 18–30   70,112
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Roster[edit]

The 2004 football team featured stars Rasheed Marshall at quarterback, Kay-Jay Harris at running back, Chris Henry at receiver, and a stout defense featuring Pacman Jones (who also played returner), Mike Lorello, Kevin "Boo" McLee, Jahmile Addae, Eric Wicks, and Alton McCann. Brandon Myles also played receiver behind Henry to help out the passing game.

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