1973 West Virginia Mountaineers football team

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1973 West Virginia Mountaineers football
Conference Independent
1973 record 6–5
Head coach Bobby Bowden
Home stadium Mountaineer Field
Seasons
← 1972
1974 →

The 1973 West Virginia Mountaineers football team represented West Virginia University in the 1973 NCAA Division I football season. It was the Mountaineers' 81st overall season and they competed as an independent. The team was led by head coach Bobby Bowden, in his fourthyear, and played their home games at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia. They finished the season with a record of 6–5.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 15 at Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD (Rivalry) W 20–13   35,112
September 22 Virginia Tech Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 24–10   33,000
September 29 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL W 17–10   48,107
October 6 Indiana No. 20 Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV L 14–28   37,000
October 13 Pittsburgh Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Backyard Brawl) L 7–35   37,000
October 20 at Richmond City StadiumRichmond, VA L 17–38   21,172
October 27 at No. 5 Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA (Rivalry) L 14–62   59,138
November 2 at Miami (FL) Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL W 20–14   24,890
November 10 Boston College Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV L 13–25   22,500
November 17 Virginia Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV W 42–17   26,000
November 24 at Syracuse Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY (Ben Schwartzwalder Trophy) W 24–14   12,917
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
  • Reference:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WVU 1973 Schedule". The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved June 24, 2012.