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1986 West Virginia Mountaineers football
ConferenceIndependent
1986 record4–7
Head coachDon Nehlen
Home stadiumMountaineer Field
(Capacity: 63,500)
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 Division I-A independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Penn State           12 0 0
No. 2 Miami (FL)           11 1 0
No. 20 Virginia Tech           9 2 1
No. 19 Boston College           9 3 0
Tulsa           7 4 0
Florida State           7 4 1
Army           6 5 0
Southwestern Louisiana           6 5 0
Southern Miss           6 5 0
Temple           6 5 0
Pittsburgh           5 5 1
Rutgers           5 5 1
Cincinnati           5 6 0
Notre Dame           5 6 0
Syracuse           5 6 0
South Carolina           3 6 2
Tulane           4 7 0
West Virginia           4 7 0
Louisville           3 8 0
Navy           3 8 0
Wichita State           3 8 0
East Carolina           2 9 0
Northern Illinois           2 9 0
Memphis           1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 West Virginia Mountaineers football team represented West Virginia University in the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the Mountaineers' 94th overall season and they competed as a Division I-A Independent. The team was led by head coach Don Nehlen, in his 7th 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).

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 6 Northern Illinois Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 47–14   56,665
September 13 at East Carolina Ficklen Memorial StadiumGreenville, NC W 24–21   33,857
September 20 Maryland Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Rivalry) L 3–24   63,500
September 27 at Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA (Backyard Brawl) L 16–48   55,129
October 4 at Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA (Black Diamond Trophy) L 7–13   50,000
October 11 #1 Miami (FL) Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV L 14–58   63,500
October 25 Boston College Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV L 10–19   47,760
November 1 #2 Penn State Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Rivalry) L 0–19   59,184
November 8 at Rutgers Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ W 24–17   15,101
November 15 at Louisville Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY W 42–19   21,834
November 22 Syracuse Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Ben Schwartzwalder Trophy) L 23–34   40,106
Homecoming.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "WVU 1986 Schedule". The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. http://wvustats.com/football/schedule.php?team_id=308&season=1986. Retrieved June 23, 2012.
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