American Football Database
1974 West Virginia Mountaineers football
1974 record4–7
Head coachBobby Bowden
Home stadiumMountaineer Field
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The 1974 West Virginia Mountaineers football team represented West Virginia University in the 1974 college football season. It was the Mountaineers' 82nd overall season and they competed as a Division I-A Independent. The team was led by head coach Bobby Bowden, in his 5th year, and played their home games at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia. They finished the season with a record of four wins and seven losses (4–7 overall).


Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 14 Richmond Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV L 25–29   29,750
September 21 Kentucky Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV W 16–3   28,200
September 28 at Tulane Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA L 14–17   31,647
October 5 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN W 24–0   30,153
October 12 at Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA (Backyard Brawl) L 14–31   43,143
October 19 Miami (FL) Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV L 20–21   32,800
October 26 #10 Penn State Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Rivalry) L 12–21   34,500
November 2 at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA L 3–35   19,063
November 9 Syracuse Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Ben Schwartzwalder Trophy) W 39–11   24,200
November 16 Temple Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV L 21–35   23,900
November 23 at Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA (Black Diamond Trophy) W 22–21   36,000
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


  1. "WVU 1974 Schedule". The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved June 24, 2012.