1955 West Virginia Mountaineers football team

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1955 West Virginia Mountaineers football
West Virginia Mountaineers logo.svg
SoCon champion
ConferenceSouthern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 17
APNo. 19
1955 record8–2 (4–0 SoCon)
Head coachArt Lewis (6th season)
Home stadiumOld Mountaineer Field (38,000)
Seasons
← 1954
1956 →
1955 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 19 West Virginia $ 4 0 0     8 2 0
VPI 2 1 1     6 3 1
Davidson 3 2 0     5 4 0
George Washington 3 2 0     5 4 0
Richmond 3 2 2     4 3 2
The Citadel 2 2 0     5 4 0
Furman 1 1 0     1 9 0
William & Mary 1 3 1     1 7 1
VMI 1 6 0     1 9 0
Washington and Lee 0 1 0     0 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1955 West Virginia Mountaineers football team completed the regular season with an 8–2 record, including a perfect 4–0 conference record. They finished with a ranking of #17 in the Coaches' Poll and #19 in the AP Poll.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 24RichmondW 33–1221,000
October 1Wake Forest*No. 13
  • Mountaineer Field
  • Morgantown, WV
W 46–025,000
October 8vs. VMINo. 11W 47–1211,000
October 15William & MaryNo. 10
  • Mountaineer Field
  • Morgantown, WV
W 39–1322,000
October 22Penn State*No. 8
  • Mountaineer Field
  • Morgantown, WV (rivalry)
W 21–734,400
October 29at Marquette*No. 7W 39–016,000
November 4at George WashingtonNo. 7W 13–722,500
November 12at No. 17 Pittsburgh*No. 6L 7–2657,996
November 19Syracuse*No. 13
  • Mountaineer Field
  • Morgantown, WV (rivalry)
L 13–2022,000
November 25at NC State*W 27–74,500
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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