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1970 West Virginia Mountaineers football
ConferenceIndependent
1970 record8–3
Head coachBobby Bowden
Home stadiumMountaineer Field
Seasons
← 1969
1971 →

The 1970 West Virginia Mountaineers football team represented West Virginia University in the 1970 college football season. It was the Mountaineers' 78th overall season and they competed as an University Division Independent. The team was led by head coach Bobby Bowden, in his 1st year, and played their home games at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia. They finished the season with a record of eight wins and three losses (8–3 overall).

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 12 William & Mary #20 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 43–7   32,000
September 19 Richmond #17 Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV W 49–10   33,500
September 26 VMI #16 Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV W 47–10   27,500
October 3 at Indiana #14 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN W 16–10   44,882
October 10 Duke #11 Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV L 13–21   35,000
October 17 at Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA (Backyard Brawl) L 35–36   44,479
October 24 Colorado State Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV W 24–21   28,500
October 31 at Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA (Rivalry) L 8–42   48,932
November 7 at East Carolina Ficklen Memorial StadiumGreenville, NC W 28–14   10,240
November 14 Syracuse Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Ben Schwartzwalder Trophy) W 28–19   28,500
November 28 at Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD (Rivalry) W 20–10   12,281
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "WVU 1970 Schedule". The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. http://wvustats.com/football/schedule.php?team_id=308&season=1970. Retrieved June 24, 2012.
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