1997 West Virginia Mountaineers football team

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1997 West Virginia Mountaineers football
West Virginia Flying WV logo.svg
Conference Big East Conference (1979–2013)
1997 record 7–5 (4–3 Big East)
Head coach Don Nehlen
Home stadium Mountaineer Field
(Capacity: 63,500)
Seasons
« 1996 1998 »
1997 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#21 Syracuse $   6 1         9 4  
#23 Virginia Tech   5 2         7 5  
West Virginia   4 3         7 5  
Pittsburgh   4 3         6 6  
Miami (FL)   3 4         5 6  
Boston College   3 4         4 7  
Temple   3 4         4 8  
Rutgers   0 7         0 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1997 West Virginia Mountaineers football team represented West Virginia University in the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the Mountaineers' 105th overall and 7th season as a member of the Big East Conference (Big East). The team was led by head coach Don Nehlen, in his 18th year, and played their home games at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia. They finished the season with a record of seven wins and five losses (7–5 overall, 4–3 in the Big East) and with a loss in the Carquest Bowl against Georgia Tech.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 12:00 PM Marshall* Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, West Virginia (Friends of Coal Bowl) ESPN Plus W 42–31   65,492
September 6 12:30 PM East Carolina* Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, West Virginia ESPN W 24–17   51,143
September 13 12:00 PM at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, Massachusetts ESPN L 24–31   39,200
September 27 3:30 PM at Miami (FL) Miami Orange BowlMiami CBS W 28–17   39,270
October 4 12:00 PM Rutgers Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, West Virginia ESPN+ W 48–0   51,737
October 11 1:00 PM at Maryland* Byrd StadiumCollege Park, Maryland (Rivalry) W 31–14   31,210
October 25 3:30 PM No. 19 Virginia Tech No. 21 Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, West Virginia (Black Diamond Trophy) CBS W 30–17   63,649
November 1 7:30 PM at Syracuse No. 17 Carrier DomeSyracuse, New York (Ben Schwartzwalder Trophy) ESPN L 10–40   49,273
November 15 1:00 PM Temple Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, West Virginia W 41–21   37,061
November 22 2:30 PM at Notre Dame* No. 22 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, Indiana NBC L 14–21   80,225
November 28 2:30 PM Pittsburgh Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, West Virginia (Backyard Brawl) CBS L 38–41 3OT  48,044
December 29 7:30 PM vs. Georgia Tech Pro Player StadiumMiami Gardens, Florida (Carquest Bowl) TBS L 30–35   28,262
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
  • Reference:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WVU 1997 Schedule". The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved June 21, 2012.