1971 West Virginia Mountaineers football
ConferenceIndependent
1971 record7–4
Head coachBobby Bowden
Home stadiumMountaineer Field
Seasons
← 1970
1972 →

The 1971 West Virginia Mountaineers football team represented West Virginia University in the 1971 college football season. It was the Mountaineers' 79th overall season and they competed as an University Division Independent. The team was led by head coach Bobby Bowden, in his 2nd year, and played their home games at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia. They finished the season with a record of seven wins and four losses (7–4 overall).

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 11 Boston College Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 45–14   31,500
September 18 at California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA L 10–20   23,000
September 25 at Richmond City StadiumRichmond, VA W 16–3   11,000
October 2 Pittsburgh Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Backyard Brawl) W 20–9   38,500
October 9 at William & Mary Cary FieldWilliamsburg, VA W 28–23   15,000
October 16 East Carolina Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV W 44–21   27,000
October 23 Temple Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV W 43–33   25,000
October 30 #5 Penn State Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Rivalry) L 7–35   37,000
November 6 at Duke Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, NC L 15–31   30,150
November 13 VMI Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV W 28–3   24,000
November 20 at Syracuse Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY (Ben Schwartzwalder Trophy) L 24–28   18,049
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game notes[edit | edit source]

Pittsburgh[edit | edit source]

Pittsburgh at West Virginia
by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Pittsburgh 3 6 0 0 9
West Virginia 13 0 0 7 20
  • Date: October 2
  • Location: Morgantown, WV
  • Game attendance: 38,500


References[edit | edit source]

  1. "WVU 1971 Schedule". The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. http://wvustats.com/football/schedule.php?team_id=308&season=1971. Retrieved June 24, 2012.
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