Syracuse–West Virginia football rivalry

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Syracuse–West Virginia football rivalry
SyracuseOrange.svg West Virginia Flying WV logo.svg
First Meeting October 12, 1945
Last Meeting December 29, 2012
Next Meeting None scheduled
Meetings 60
Series Syracuse leads, 33–27

The Syracuse–West Virginia football rivalry is an American college football rivalry between the Syracuse Orange football team of Syracuse University and West Virginia Mountaineers football team of West Virginia University. The Ben Schwartzwalder Trophy is a college football trophy that went annually to the winner of the game. It was introduced in 1993 and is named after former WVU football player and Syracuse head coach Ben Schwartzwalder, who died in April of that year. It was sculpted by Syracuse player Jim Ridlon.

West Virginia won the first trophy game 43–0 at Syracuse and has gone on to win 11. Syracuse has won the trophy eight times and leads the series 33–27. With West Virginia's move to the Big 12 Conference in 2012 and Syracuse's move to the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2013, the future of the series is in doubt with no meetings currently planned.

The two teams met in the 2012 Pinstripe Bowl, which Syracuse won 38–14. However, the trophy was not exchanged.

Game results[edit]

Syracuse victories are shaded ██ orange. West Virginia victories are shaded ██ blue.

Date Winning Team Losing Team Site Series
October 12, 1945 Syracuse 12 West Virginia 0 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 1–0
October 26, 1946 West Virginia 13 Syracuse 0 Morgantown, WV Tie 1–1
November 19, 1955 Syracuse 20 #13 West Virginia 13 Morgantown, WV Syracuse 2–1
October 13, 1956 Syracuse 27 #20 West Virginia 20 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 3–1
November 23, 1957 West Virginia 7 Syracuse 0 Morgantown, WV Syracuse 3–2
November 22, 1958 #10 Syracuse 15 West Virginia 12 Morgantown, WV Syracuse 4–2
October 24, 1959 #6 Syracuse 44 West Virginia 0 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 5–2
October 22, 1960 #3 Syracuse 45 West Virginia 0 Morgantown, WV Syracuse 6–2
November 19, 1961 #5 Syracuse 29 West Virginia 14 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 7–2
November 24, 1962 West Virginia 17 Syracuse 6 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 7–3
November 9, 1963 Syracuse 15 West Virginia 13 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 8–3
November 21, 1964 West Virginia 28 #9 Syracuse 27 Morgantown, WV Syracuse 8–4
November 13, 1965 Syracuse 41 West Virginia 19 Morgantown, WV Syracuse 9–4
November 19, 1966 Syracuse 34 West Virginia 7 Morgantown, WV Syracuse 10–4
September 30, 1967 Syracuse 23 West Virginia 6 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 11–4
November 23, 1968 West Virginia 23 Syracuse 16 Morgantown, WV Syracuse 11–5
November 22, 1969 #18 West Virginia 13 Syracuse 10 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 11–6
November 14, 1970 West Virginia 28 Syracuse 19 Morgantown, WV Syracuse 11–7
November 20, 1971 Syracuse 28 West Virginia 24 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 12–7
November 18, 1972 West Virginia 43 Syracuse 12 Morgantown, WV Syracuse 12–8
November 24, 1973 West Virginia 24 Syracuse 14 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 12–9
November 9, 1974 West Virginia 39 Syracuse 11 Morgantown, WV Syracuse 12–10
November 22, 1975 Syracuse 20 West Virginia 19 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 13–10
November 20, 1976 West Virginia 34 Syracuse 28 Morgantown, WV Syracuse 13–11
November 19, 1977 Syracuse 28 West Virginia 9 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 14–11
October 7, 1978 Syracuse 31 West Virginia 15 Morgantown, WV Syracuse 15–11
September 15, 1979 Syracuse 24 West Virginia 14 East Rutherford, NJ Syracuse 16–11
November 22, 1980 Syracuse 29 West Virginia 7 Morgantown, WV Syracuse 17–11
November 21, 1981 Syracuse 27 West Virginia 24 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 18–11
November 20, 1982 #16 West Virginia 26 Syracuse 0 Morgantown, WV Syracuse 18–12
November 19, 1983 Syracuse 27 #14 West Virginia 16 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 19–12
October 13, 1984 West Virginia 20 Syracuse 10 Morgantown, WV Syracuse 19–13
November 30, 1985 West Virginia 13 Syracuse 10 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 19–14
November 22, 1986 Syracuse 34 West Virginia 23 Morgantown, WV Syracuse 20–14
November 21, 1987 #6 Syracuse 32 West Virginia 31 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 21–14
November 19, 1988 #4 West Virginia 31 #14 Syracuse 9 Morgantown, WV Syracuse 21–15
November 24, 1989 #17 West Virginia 24 Syracuse 17 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 21–16
November 17, 1990 Syracuse 31 West Virginia 7 Morgantown, WV Syracuse 22–16
November 23, 1991 #16 Syracuse 16 West Virginia 10 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 23–16
October 17, 1992 #14 Syracuse 20 #20 West Virginia 17 Morgantown, WV Syracuse 24–16
October 30, 1993 #13 West Virginia 43 Syracuse 0 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 24–17
November 24, 1994 West Virginia 13 #22 Syracuse 0 Morgantown, WV Syracuse 24–18
October 21, 1995 Syracuse 49 West Virginia 0 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 25–18
November 2, 1996 Syracuse 30 #18 West Virginia 7 Morgantown, WV Syracuse 26–18
November 1, 1997 Syracuse 40 #17 West Virginia 10 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 27–18
November 7, 1998 West Virginia 35 #15 Syracuse 28 Morgantown, WV Syracuse 27–19
September 25, 1999 Syracuse 30 West Virginia 7 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 28–19
November 4, 2000 Syracuse 31 West Virginia 27 Morgantown, WV Syracuse 29–19
November 10, 2001 #14 Syracuse 24 West Virginia 13 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 30–19
October 19, 2002 West Virginia 34 Syracuse 7 Morgantown, WV Syracuse 30–20
November 22, 2003 #25 West Virginia 34 Syracuse 23 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 30–21
October 21, 2004 #15 West Virginia 27 Syracuse 6 Morgantown, WV Syracuse 30–22
September 4, 2005 West Virginia 15 Syracuse 7 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 30–23
October 14, 2006 #5 West Virginia 41 Syracuse 17 Morgantown, WV Syracuse 30–24
October 6, 2007 #13 West Virginia 55 Syracuse 14 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 30–25
October 11, 2008 West Virginia 17 Syracuse 6 Morgantown, WV Syracuse 30–26
October 10, 2009 West Virginia 34 Syracuse 13 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 30–27
October 23, 2010 Syracuse 19 #20 West Virginia 14 Morgantown, WV Syracuse 31–27
October 22, 2011 Syracuse 49 #11 West Virginia 23 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 32–27
December 29, 2012 Syracuse 38 West Virginia 14 Bronx, NY* Syracuse 33–27
  • 2012 Pinstripe Bowl

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