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2001 West Virginia Mountaineers football
ConferenceBig East Conference (1979–2013)
2001 record3–8 (1–6 Big East)
Head coachRich Rodriguez
Defensive coordinatorPhil Elmassian
Home stadiumMountaineer Field
(Capacity: 63,500)
Seasons
← 2000
2002 →
2001 Big East football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#1 Miami   7 0         12 0  
#14 Syracuse   6 1         10 3  
#21 Boston College   4 3         8 4  
#18 Virginia Tech   4 3         8 4  
Pittsburgh   4 3         7 5  
Temple   2 5         4 7  
West Virginia   1 6         3 8  
Rutgers   0 7         2 9  
† – BCS representative as champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Under new Head Coach Rich Rodriguez the 2001 West Virginia Mountaineers football team suffered their worst season since 1978, finishing with a mark of 3–8. The season's lowest point was a home loss to Temple, the schools first loss to the Owls since 1984 and first home loss to the school since 1979.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 12:00 PM at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA ABC L 10–34   42,482
September 8* 1:00 PM Ohio Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 20–3   52,995
September 22* 1:00 PM Kent State Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 34–14   47,458
September 29* 3:30 PM at #25 Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD L 20–32   40,166
October 6 1:00 PM #6 Virginia Tech Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV ESPN2 L 0–35   63,271
October 13* 2:30 PM at Notre Dame Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame,IN NBC L 24–34   80,795
October 25 7:30 PM at #1 Miami Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL ESPN2 L 3–45   44,411
November 3 1:00 PM Rutgers Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 80–7   44,685
November 10 12:00 PM at #14 Syracuse Carrier DomeSyracuse,NY ESPN+ L 13–24   43,753
November 17 1:00 PM Temple Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV L 14–17   37,120
November 24 12:00 PM Pittsburgh Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV (Backyard Brawl) ESPN L 17–23   44,407
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. All times are in Eastern Time.
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