1974 West Virginia Mountaineers football team

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1974 West Virginia Mountaineers football
Conference Independent
1974 record 4–7
Head coach Bobby Bowden (5th season)
Home stadium Mountaineer Field
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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.


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.
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  1. ^ "WVU 1974 Schedule". The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved June 24, 2012.