1978 West Virginia Mountaineers football
ConferenceIndependent
1978 record2–9
Head coachFrank Cignetti, Sr.
Home stadiumMountaineer Field
Seasons
← 1977
1979 →
1978 Division I-A independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Penn State           11 1 0
North Texas State           9 2 0
East Carolina           9 3 0
Navy           9 3 0
No. 7 Notre Dame           9 3 0
Rutgers           9 3 0
Florida State           8 3 0
Temple           7 3 1
Pittsburgh           8 4 0
Holy Cross           7 4 0
Louisville           7 4 0
UNLV           7 4 0
Southern Miss           7 4 0
Northeast Louisiana           6 4 1
Georgia Tech           7 5 0
Hawaii           6 5 0
Miami           6 5 0
South Carolina           5 5 1
William & Mary           5 5 1
Cincinnati           5 6 0
Villanova           5 6 0
Army           4 6 1
Memphis State           4 7 0
Tulane           4 7 0
Virginia Tech           4 7 0
Air Force           3 8 0
Colgate           3 8 0
Richmond           3 8 0
Syracuse           3 8 0
Illinois State           2 9 0
West Virginia           2 9 0
Boston College           0 11 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1978 West Virginia Mountaineers football team represented West Virginia University in the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the Mountaineers' 86th overall season and they competed as a Division I-A Independent. The team was led by head coach Frank Cignetti, Sr., in his 3rd year, and played their home games at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia. They finished the season with a record of two wins and nine losses (2–9 overall).

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 9 Richmond Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 14–12   36,558
September 16 at #3 Oklahoma Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK L 10–52   71,458
September 23 at NC State Carter–Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC L 15–29   42,200
September 30 California Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV L 21–28   33,190
October 7 Syracuse Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Ben Schwartzwalder Trophy) L 15–31   32,491
October 14 at Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA (Black Diamond Trophy) L 3–16   40,000
October 21 at Temple Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PA L 27–28   11,445
October 28 #2 Penn State Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Rivalry) L 21–49   34,010
November 4 Virginia Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV W 20–17   29,291
November 11 at #20 Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA (Backyard Brawl) L 7–52   53,074
November 18 at Colorado State Hughes StadiumFort Collins, CO L 14–50   12,782
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. All times are in Eastern Time.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "WVU 1978 Schedule". The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. http://wvustats.com/football/schedule.php?team_id=308&season=1978. Retrieved June 24, 2012.
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