American Football Database
1968 West Virginia Mountaineers football
1968 record7–3
Head coachJim Carlen
Home stadiumMountaineer Field
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The 1968 West Virginia Mountaineers football team represented West Virginia University in the 1968 college football season. It was the Mountaineers' 76th overall season and they competed as an University Division Independent. The team was led by head coach Jim Carlen, in his 3rd year, and played their home games at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia. They finished the season with a record of seven wins and three losses (7–3 overall).


Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 21 Richmond Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 17–0   25,000
September 28 at Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA (Backyard Brawl) W 38–15   33,509
October 5 #3 Penn State Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Rivalry) L 20–31   34,000
October 11 at VMI Victory StadiumRoanoke, VA W 14–7   14,000
October 19 at William & Mary City StadiumRichmond, VA (Tobacco Bowl) W 20–0   15,500
October 26 at Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA (Rivalry) L 12–27   33,000
November 2 Kentucky Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV L 16–35   31,500
November 9 at The Citadel Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC W 17–0   7,150
November 16 Villanova Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV W 30–20   16,500
November 23 Syracuse Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Ben Schwartzwalder Trophy) W 23–6   25,000
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


  1. "WVU 1968 Schedule". The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved June 27, 2012.