Syracuse–West Virginia football rivalry

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Syracuse–West Virginia football rivalry
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First meeting October 12, 1945
Latest meeting December 29, 2012
Next meeting None scheduled
Statistics
Meetings total 60
All-time series Syracuse leads, 33–27

The Syracuse–West Virginia football rivalry is an American college football rivalry between the Syracuse Orange football team of Syracuse University and West Virginia Mountaineers football team of West Virginia University. The Ben Schwartzwalder Trophy is the trophy that went annually to the winner of the game. It was introduced in 1993 and is named after former WVU football player and Syracuse head coach Ben Schwartzwalder, who died in April of that year. It was sculpted by Syracuse player Jim Ridlon.

West Virginia won the first trophy game 43–0 at Syracuse and has gone on to win 11. Syracuse has won the trophy eight times and leads the series 33–27. With West Virginia's move to the Big 12 Conference in 2012 and Syracuse's move to the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2013, the future of the series is in doubt with no meetings currently planned.

The two teams met in the 2012 Pinstripe Bowl, which Syracuse won 38–14. However, the trophy was not exchanged.

Game results[edit]

Syracuse victories West Virginia victories
# Date Location Winner Score
1 October 12, 1945 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 12–0
2 October 26, 1946 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 13–0
3 November 19, 1955 Morgantown, WV Syracuse 20–13
4 October 13, 1956 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 27–20
5 November 23, 1957 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 7–0
6 November 22, 1958 Morgantown, WV #10 Syracuse 15–12
7 October 24, 1959 Syracuse, NY #6 Syracuse 44–0
8 October 22, 1960 Morgantown, WV #3 Syracuse 45–0
9 November 19, 1961 Syracuse, NY #5 Syracuse 29–14
10 November 24, 1962 Syracuse, NY West Virginia 17–6
11 November 9, 1963 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 15–13
12 November 21, 1964 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 28–27
13 November 13, 1965 Morgantown, WV Syracuse 41–19
14 November 19, 1966 Morgantown, WV Syracuse 34–7
15 September 30, 1967 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 23–6
16 November 23, 1968 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 23–16
17 November 22, 1969 Syracuse, NY #18 West Virginia 13–10
18 November 14, 1970 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 28–19
19 November 20, 1971 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 28–24
20 November 18, 1972 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 43–12
21 November 24, 1973 Syracuse, NY West Virginia 24–14
22 November 9, 1974 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 39–11
23 November 22, 1975 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 20–19
24 November 20, 1976 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 34–28
25 November 19, 1977 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 28–9
26 October 7, 1978 Morgantown, WV Syracuse 31–15
27 September 15, 1979 East Rutherford, NJ Syracuse 24–14
28 November 22, 1980 Morgantown, WV Syracuse 29–7
29 November 21, 1981 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 27–24
30 November 20, 1982 Morgantown, WV #16 West Virginia 26–0
31 November 19, 1983 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 27–16
# Date Location Winner Score
32 October 13, 1984 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 20–10
33 November 30, 1985 Syracuse, NY West Virginia 13–10
34 November 22, 1986 Morgantown, WV Syracuse 34–23
35 November 21, 1987 Syracuse, NY #6 Syracuse 32–31
36 November 19, 1988 Morgantown, WV #4 West Virginia 31–9
37 November 24, 1989 Syracuse, NY #17 West Virginia 24–17
38 November 17, 1990 Morgantown, WV Syracuse 31–7
39 November 23, 1991 Syracuse, NY #16 Syracuse 16–10
40 October 17, 1992 Morgantown, WV #14 Syracuse 20–17
41 October 30, 1993 Syracuse, NY #13 West Virginia 43–0
42 November 24, 1994 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 13–0
43 October 21, 1995 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 49–0
44 November 2, 1996 Morgantown, WV Syracuse 30–7
45 November 1, 1997 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 40–10
46 November 7, 1998 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 35–28
47 September 25, 1999 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 30–7
48 November 4, 2000 Morgantown, WV Syracuse 31–27
49 November 10, 2001 Syracuse, NY #14 Syracuse 24–13
50 October 19, 2002 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 34–7
51 November 22, 2003 Syracuse, NY #25 West Virginia 34–23
52 October 21, 2004 Morgantown, WV #15 West Virginia 27–6
53 September 4, 2005 Syracuse, NY West Virginia 15–7
54 October 14, 2006 Morgantown, WV #5 West Virginia 41–17
55 October 6, 2007 Syracuse, NY #13 West Virginia 55–14
56 October 11, 2008 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 17–6
57 October 10, 2009 Syracuse, NY West Virginia 34–13
58 October 23, 2010 Morgantown, WV Syracuse 19–14
59 October 22, 2011 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 49–23
60 December 29, 2012 Bronx, NY* Syracuse 38–14
Series: Syracuse leads 33–27
* 2012 Pinstripe Bowl

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