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1980 West Virginia Mountaineers football
ConferenceIndependent
1980 record6–6
Head coachDon Nehlen
Home stadiumMountaineer Field
(Capacity: 50,000)
Seasons
← 1979
1981 →
1980 Division I-A independents football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Pittsburgh           11 1 0
#5 Florida State           10 2 0
#8 Penn State           10 2 0
#9 Notre Dame           9 2 1
#18 Miami           9 3 0
Southern Miss           9 3 0
Navy           8 4 0
South Carolina           8 4 0
Virginia Tech           8 4 0
Boston College           7 4 0
Northeast Louisiana           7 4 0
Rutgers           7 4 0
UNLV           7 4 0
Tulane           7 5 0
Colgate           5 4 1
North Texas           6 5 0
Villanova           6 5 0
West Virginia           6 6 0
Louisville           5 6 0
Richmond           5 6 0
Syracuse           5 6 0
East Carolina           4 7 0
Illinois State           4 7 0
Temple           4 7 0
Army           3 7 1
Holy Cross           3 8 0
Cincinnati           2 9 0
Memphis           2 9 0
William & Mary           2 9 0
Georgia Tech           1 9 1
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1980 West Virginia Mountaineers football team represented West Virginia University in the 1980 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the Mountaineers' 88th overall season and they competed as a Division I-A Independent. The team was led by head coach Don Nehlen, in his first year, and played their home games at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia. They finished the season with a record of six wins and six losses (6–6 overall).

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 6 Cincinnati Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 41–27   50,150
September 13 at Colorado State Hughes StadiumFort Collins, CO W 52–24   23,972
September 20 Maryland Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Rivalry) L 11–14   48,038
September 27 Richmond Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV W 31–28   40,847
October 4 Virginia Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV W 45–21   45,088
October 11 at Hawaii Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI L 13–16   41,899
October 18 at #11 Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA (Backyard Brawl) L 14–42   55,130
October 25 #13 Penn State Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Rivalry) L 15–20   49,194
November 1 at Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA (Black Diamond Trophy) L 11–34   45,200
November 8 at Temple Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PA W 41–28   14,995
November 15 at Rutgers Rutgers StadiumPiscataway, NJ W 24–15   16,400
November 22 Syracuse Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Ben Schwartzwalder Trophy) L 7–20   34,441
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. All times are in Eastern Time.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "WVU 1980 Schedule". The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. http://wvustats.com/football/schedule.php?team_id=308&season=1980. Retrieved June 23, 2012.
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