1971 West Virginia Mountaineers football team

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1971 West Virginia Mountaineers football
Conference Independent
1971 record 7–4
Head coach Bobby Bowden
Home stadium Mountaineer Field
Seasons
← 1970
1972 →
1971 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Penn State         11 1 0
Boston College         9 2 0
#17 Houston         9 3 0
#13 Notre Dame         8 2 0
Utah State         8 3 0
Florida State         8 4 0
Cincinnati         7 4 0
West Virginia         7 4 0
Temple         6 2 1
Air Force         6 4 0
Army         6 4 0
Colgate         6 4 0
Villanova         6 4 1
South Carolina         6 5 0
Southern Miss         6 5 0
Georgia Tech         6 6 0
New Mexico State         5 5 1
Northern Illinois         5 5 1
Syracuse         5 5 1
Dayton         5 6 0
Miami (FL)         4 7 0
Rutgers         4 7 0
Virginia Tech         4 7 0
Navy         3 8 0
Pittsburgh         3 8 0
Tulane         3 8 0
Xavier         1 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1971 West Virginia Mountaineers football team represented West Virginia University in the 1971 college football season. It was the Mountaineers' 79th overall season and they competed as an independent. The team was led by head coach Bobby Bowden, in his second year, and played their home games at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia. They finished the season with a record of 7–4.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 11 Boston College Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 45–14   31,500
September 18 at California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA L 10–20   23,000
September 25 at Richmond City StadiumRichmond, VA W 16–3   11,000
October 2 Pittsburgh Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Backyard Brawl) W 20–9   38,500
October 9 at William & Mary Cary FieldWilliamsburg, VA W 28–23   15,000
October 16 East Carolina Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV W 44–21   27,000
October 23 Temple Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV W 43–33   25,000
October 30 No. 5 Penn State Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Rivalry) L 7–35   37,000
November 6 at Duke Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, NC L 15–31   30,150
November 13 VMI Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV W 28–3   24,000
November 20 at Syracuse Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY (Ben Schwartzwalder Trophy) L 24–28   18,049
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
  • Reference:[1]

Game summaries[edit]

Pittsburgh[edit]

Pittsburgh at West Virginia
1 2 3 4 Total
Pittsburgh 3 6 0 0 9
West Virginia 13 0 0 7 20
  • Date: October 2
  • Location: Morgantown, WV
  • Game attendance: 38,500

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WVU 1971 Schedule". The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved June 24, 2012.