2004 West Virginia Mountaineers football team

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2004 West Virginia Mountaineers football
West Virginia Mountaineers logo.svg
Big East co-champion
Gator Bowl, L 18–30 vs. Florida State
Conference Big East Conference
2004 record 8–4 (4–2 Big East)
Head coach Rich Rodriguez (4th season)
Offensive coordinator Calvin Magee (1st season)
Offensive scheme Spread
Defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel (3rd season)
Base defense 3–3–5
Home stadium Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium
(Capacity: 60,000)
Seasons
← 2003
2005 →
2004 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 25 Pittsburgh $+   4 2         8 4  
No. 21 Boston College +   4 2         9 3  
West Virginia +   4 2         8 4  
Syracuse +   4 2         6 6  
Connecticut   3 3         8 4  
Rutgers   1 5         4 7  
Temple   1 5         2 9  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2004 West Virginia Mountaineers football team completed the regular season with an 8–4 (4–2 conference record) and traveled to the Gator Bowl, where they lost to the Florida State Seminoles 30–18. The Mountaineers began the season ranked #10, but ended disappointedly by losing the last three games of the season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 6:00 PM East Carolina* No. 11 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, West Virginia ESPN+ W 56–23   59,172
September 11 6:00 PM at Central Florida* No. 10 Citrus BowlOrlando, Florida W 45–20   32,224
September 18 12:00 PM No. 19 Maryland* No. 8 Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, West Virginia ESPN2 W 19–16 OT  60,358
September 25 12:00 PM James Madison* No. 7 Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, West Virginia W 45–10   56,609
October 2 12:00 PM at Virginia Tech* No. 7 Lane StadiumBlacksburg, Va ESPN L 13–19   65,115
October 13 7:30 PM at Connecticut No. 16 Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, Connecticut ESPN W 31–19   40,000
October 21 7:30 PM Syracuse No. 14 Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, West Virginia ESPN W 27–6   52,909
October 30 12:00 PM at Rutgers No. 13 Rutgers StadiumPiscataway, New Jersey ESPN+ W 35–30   35,079
November 6 1:00 PM Temple No. 12 Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, West Virginia ESPN+ W 42–21   52,108
November 13 12:00 PM No. 21 Boston College No. 10 Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, West Virginia ABC L 17–36   58,118
November 25 8:00 PM at Pittsburgh No. 21 Heinz FieldPittsburgh (Backyard Brawl) ESPN L 13–16   52,641
January 1 1:00 PM vs. No. 15 Florida State* No. 23 Alltel StadiumJacksonville, Florida (Gator Bowl) NBC L 18–30   70,112
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Roster[edit]

The 2004 football team featured stars Rasheed Marshall at quarterback, Kay-Jay Harris at running back, Chris Henry at receiver, and a stout defense featuring Pacman Jones (who also played returner), Mike Lorello, Kevin "Boo" McLee, Jahmile Addae, Eric Wicks, and Alton McCann. Brandon Myles also played receiver behind Henry to help out the passing game.

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