1977 West Virginia Mountaineers football
1977 record5–6
Head coachFrank Cignetti, Sr.
Home stadiumMountaineer Field
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The 1977 West Virginia Mountaineers football team represented West Virginia University in the 1977 college football season. It was the Mountaineers' 85th overall season and they competed as a Division I-A Independent. The team was led by head coach Frank Cignetti, Sr., in his 2nd year, and played their home games at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia. They finished the season with a record of five wins and six losses (5–6 overall).


Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 10 Richmond Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 36–0   35,545
September 17 at #11 Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD (Rivalry) W 24–16   45,123
September 24 at Kentucky #17 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY L 13–28   57,796
October 1 at Virginia Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA W 13–0   13,000
October 8 Temple Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV W 38–16   32,822
October 15 Boston College Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV L 24–28   36,211
October 22 at #10 Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA (Rivalry) L 28–49   62,108
October 29 Villanova Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV L 36–41   31,175
November 5 #12 Pittsburgh Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Backyard Brawl) L 3–44   37,031
November 12 Virginia Tech Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Black Diamond Trophy) W 20–14   29,041
November 19 at Syracuse Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY (Ben Schwartzwalder Trophy) L 9–28   16,118
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


  1. "WVU 1977 Schedule". The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved June 24, 2012.
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