1974 West Virginia Mountaineers football team

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1974 West Virginia Mountaineers football
ConferenceIndependent
1974 record4–7
Head coachBobby Bowden (5th season)
Home stadiumMountaineer Field
Seasons
← 1973
1975 →
1974 NCAA Division I Independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 6 Notre Dame         10 2 0
No. 7 Penn State         10 2 0
Temple         8 2 0
Boston College         8 3 0
Utah State         8 3 0
No. 19 Houston         8 3 1
Rutgers         7 3 1
Cincinnati         7 4 0
Memphis State         7 4 0
Pittsburgh         7 4 0
Georgia Tech         6 5 0
Hawaii         6 5 0
Miami (FL)         6 5 0
Southern Miss         6 5 0
Holy Cross         5 5 1
Tulane         5 6 0
Colgate         4 6 0
Northern Illinois         4 7 0
Navy         4 7 0
South Carolina         4 7 0
Virginia Tech         4 7 0
West Virginia         4 7 0
Army         3 8 0
Dayton         3 8 0
Villanova         3 8 0
Air Force         2 9 0
Syracuse         2 9 0
Florida State         1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1974 West Virginia Mountaineers football team represented West Virginia University in the 1974 NCAA Division I football season. It was the Mountaineers' 82nd overall season and they competed as an independent. The team was led by head coach Bobby Bowden, in his fifth year, and played their home games at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia. They finished the season with a record of 4–7.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 14 Richmond Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV L 25–29   29,750
September 21 Kentucky Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV W 16–3   28,200
September 28 at Tulane Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA L 14–17   31,647
October 5 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN W 24–0   30,153
October 12 at Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA (Backyard Brawl) L 14–31   43,143
October 19 Miami (FL) Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV L 20–21   32,800
October 26 No. 10 Penn State Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Rivalry) L 12–21   34,500
November 2 at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA L 3–35   19,063
November 9 Syracuse Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Ben Schwartzwalder Trophy) W 39–11   24,200
November 16 Temple Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV L 21–35   23,900
November 23 at Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA (Black Diamond Trophy) W 22–21   36,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Roster[edit]

1974 West Virginia Mountaineers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
  Danny Buggs
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WVU 1974 Schedule". The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Archived from the original on 2011-09-16. Retrieved June 24, 2012.