1978 West Virginia Mountaineers football team

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1978 West Virginia Mountaineers football
Conference Independent
1978 record 2–9
Head coach Frank Cignetti Sr. (3rd season)
Home stadium Mountaineer Field
Seasons
← 1977
1979 →
1978 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Penn State           11 1 0
North Texas State           9 2 0
East Carolina           9 3 0
Navy           9 3 0
No. 7 Notre Dame           9 3 0
Rutgers           9 3 0
Florida State           8 3 0
Temple           7 3 1
Pittsburgh           8 4 0
Holy Cross           7 4 0
Louisville           7 4 0
UNLV           7 4 0
Southern Miss           7 4 0
Northeast Louisiana           6 4 1
Georgia Tech           7 5 0
Hawaii           6 5 0
Miami           6 5 0
South Carolina           5 5 1
William & Mary           5 5 1
Cincinnati           5 6 0
Villanova           5 6 0
Army           4 6 1
Memphis State           4 7 0
Tulane           4 7 0
Virginia Tech           4 7 0
Air Force           3 8 0
Colgate           3 8 0
Richmond           3 8 0
Syracuse           3 8 0
Illinois State           2 9 0
West Virginia           2 9 0
Boston College           0 11 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1978 West Virginia Mountaineers football team represented West Virginia University in the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the Mountaineers' 86th overall season and they competed as an NCAA Division I-A independent. The team was led by head coach Frank Cignetti Sr., in his third year, and played their home games at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia. They finished the season with a record 2–9.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 9 Richmond Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, West Virginia W 14–12   36,558
September 16 at No. 3 Oklahoma Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, Oklahoma L 10–52   71,458
September 23 at NC State Carter–Finley StadiumRaleigh, North Carolina L 15–29   42,200
September 30 California Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, West Virginia L 21–28   33,190
October 7 Syracuse Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, West Virginia (Ben Schwartzwalder Trophy) L 15–31   32,491
October 14 at Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg, Virginia (Black Diamond Trophy) L 3–16   40,000
October 21 at Temple Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia L 27–28   11,445
October 28 No. 2 Penn State Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, West Virginia (Rivalry) L 21–49   34,010
November 4 Virginia Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, West Virginia W 20–17   29,291
November 11 at No. 20 Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh (Backyard Brawl) L 7–52   53,074
November 18 at Colorado State Hughes StadiumFort Collins, Colorado L 14–50   12,782
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Eastern Time.
  • Reference:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WVU 1978 Schedule". The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved June 24, 2012.