1948 West Virginia Mountaineers football team

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1948 West Virginia Mountaineers football
Sun Bowl, W 21–12 vs. Texas Mines
ConferenceIndependent
1948 record9–3
Head coachDudley DeGroot (1st season)
CaptainVictor Bonfili, Russell Combs, Frank Reno
Home stadiumMountaineer Field
Seasons
← 1947
1949 →

The 1948 West Virginia Mountaineers football team was an American football team that represented West Virginia University as an independent during the 1948 college football season. In its first season under head coach Dudley DeGroot, the team compiled a 9–3 record and outscored opponents by a total of 257 to 140.[1][2] The team played its home games at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia. Victor Bonfili, Russell Combs, and Frank Reno were the team captains.[3]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 19WaynesburgW 29–16
September 25Wooster
  • Mountaineer Field
  • Morgantown, WV
W 34–6
October 2at TemplePhiladelphia, PAW 27–7
October 9at PittsburghL 6–16
October 16at No. 9 Penn StateState College, PA (rivalry)L 7–37
October 23vs. Washington and LeeCharleston, WVW 14–7
October 30South Carolina
  • Mountaineer Field
  • Morgantown, WV
W 35–12
November 6Ohio
  • Mountaineer Field
  • Morgantown, WV
W 48–6
November 13at VirginiaL 0–7
November 20Western Reserve
  • Mountaineer Field
  • Morgantown, WV
W 20–0
November 27Maryland
  • Mountaineer Field
  • Morgantown, WV
W 16–14
January 1, 1949at Texas MinesW 21–12
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1948 West Virginia Mountaineers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  2. ^ "2017 West Virginia Football Media Guide". West Virginia University. 2017. p. 176.
  3. ^ 2017 WVU Football Guide, p. 169.