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1979 West Virginia Mountaineers football
ConferenceIndependent
1979 record5–6
Head coachFrank Cignetti, Sr.
Home stadiumMountaineer Field
Seasons
← 1978
1980 →
1979 Division I-A independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 6 Florida State           11 1 0
No. 7 Pittsburgh           11 1 0
UNLV           9 1 2
No. 17 Temple           10 2 0
Tulane           9 3 0
Rutgers           8 3 0
East Carolina           7 3 1
No. 20 Penn State           8 4 0
South Carolina           8 4 0
Navy           7 4 0
Notre Dame           7 4 0
Southern Miss           6 4 1
Syracuse           7 5 0
Colgate           5 4 1
Boston College           5 6 0
Holy Cross           5 6 0
Memphis           5 6 0
Miami           5 6 0
North Texas State           5 6 0
Villanova           5 6 0
Virginia Tech           5 6 0
West Virginia           5 6 0
Georgia Tech           4 6 1
Louisville           4 6 1
Connecticut           3 6 2
William & Mary           4 7 0
Illinois State           3 8 0
Northeast Louisiana           3 8 0
Army           2 8 1
Air Force           2 9 0
Cincinnati           2 9 0
Richmond           0 11 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1979 West Virginia Mountaineers football team represented West Virginia University in the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the Mountaineers' 87th overall season and they competed as a Division I-A Independent. The team was led by head coach Frank Cignetti, Sr., in his 4th 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).

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 8 Temple Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV L 16–38   34,299
September 15 vs. Syracuse Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ (Ben Schwartzwalder Trophy) L 14–24   10,375
September 22 #19 NC State Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV L 14–38   26,298
September 29 at Richmond City StadiumRichmond, VA W 20–18   17,500
October 6 Kentucky Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV W 10–6   33,792
October 13 at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA W 20–18   21,640
October 20 Tulane Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV W 27–17   28,303
October 27 at Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA (Rivalry) L 6–31   77,923
November 3 Virginia Tech Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Black Diamond Trophy) W 34–23   27,531
November 10 Pittsburgh Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Backyard Brawl) L 17–24   38,681
November 17 at Arizona State Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ L 7–42   68,573
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "WVU 1979 Schedule". The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. http://wvustats.com/football/schedule.php?team_id=308&season=1979. Retrieved June 24, 2012.
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