1976 West Virginia Mountaineers football team

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1976 West Virginia Mountaineers football
Conference Independent
1976 record 5–6
Head coach Frank Cignetti Sr. (1st season)
Home stadium Mountaineer Field
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The 1976 West Virginia Mountaineers football team represented West Virginia University in the 1976 NCAA Division I football season. It was the Mountaineers' 84th overall season and they competed as an independent. The team was led by head coach Frank Cignetti Sr., in his first year, and played their home games at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia. They finished the season with a record 5–6.


Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 11 Villanova Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 28–7   33,784
September 18 No. 10 Maryland Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Rivalry) L 3–24   35,107
September 25 at Kentucky Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY L 10–14   57,703
October 2 Richmond Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV W 9–6   30,437
October 9 at Temple Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 42–0   8,095
October 16 at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA L 3–14   23,501
October 23 No. 10 Penn State Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Rivalry) L 0–33   37,672
October 30 at Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA (Black Diamond Trophy) L 7–24   39,000
November 6 at Tulane Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA W 32–28   29,237
November 13 at No. 1 Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA (Backyard Brawl) L 16–24   56,500
November 20 Syracuse Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Ben Schwartzwalder Trophy) W 34–28   27,848
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
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  1. ^ "WVU 1976 Schedule". The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved June 24, 2012.