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Syracuse–West Virginia football rivalry
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Football History
1st Meeting October 12, 1945
Last Meeting December 29, 2012
Last Result SU: 38-14
Next Meeting None scheduled
Number of Meetings 60
All-Time Series SU: 33–27
Largest Victory SU: 45–0 (10/22/1960)
Current Streak SU: Won 3
Longest SU Win Streak 5 (1977–81)
Longest WVU Win Streak 8 (2002–09)
Last Ten Games WVU: 7–3

The Syracuse–West Virginia football rivalry is an American college football rivalry between the Syracuse Orange football of Syracuse University and West Virginia Mountaineers football team of West Virginia University. The Ben Schwartzwalder Trophy is a college football trophy that went annually to the winner of the game. The trophy was introduced in 1993 and is named after former WVU football player and Syracuse head coach Ben Schwartzwalder, who had died in April of that year. The trophy itself weighs 55 pounds and was sculpted by Syracuse player Jim Ridlon.

West Virginia won the first trophy game 43-0 at Syracuse and has gone on to win 11. Syracuse has won the trophy eight times and leads the overall series 32-27. With West Virginia's move to the Big 12 Conference in 2012 and Syracuse's coming move to the ACC in 2013, the future of the series is in doubt with no meetings currently planned.

The two teams met in the 2012 Pinstripe Bowl, which Syracuse won 38-14. However, the trophy was not exchanged.

Game resultsEdit

Syracuse victories shaded in ¦¦ orange. West Virginia victories are shaded ¦¦ blue.

Date Winning Team Losing Team Site Series
Oct. 12, 1945 Syracuse 12 West Virginia 0 Syracuse, NY SU 1-0
Oct. 26, 1946 West Virginia 13 Syracuse 0 Morgantown, WV Tied 1-1
Nov. 19, 1955 Syracuse 20 #13 West Virginia 13 Morgantown, WV SU 2-1
Oct. 13, 1956 Syracuse 27 #20 West Virginia 20 Syracuse, NY SU 3-1
Nov. 23, 1957 West Virginia 7 Syracuse 0 Morgantown, WV SU 3-2
Nov. 22, 1958 #10 Syracuse 15 West Virginia 12 Morgantown, WV SU 4-2
Oct. 24, 1959 #6 Syracuse 44 West Virginia 0 Syracuse, NY SU 5-2
Oct. 22, 1960 #3 Syracuse 45 West Virginia 0 Morgantown, WV SU 6-2
Nov. 19, 1961 #5 Syracuse 29 West Virginia 14 Syracuse, NY SU 7-2
Nov. 24, 1962 West Virginia 17 Syracuse 6 Syracuse, NY SU 7-3
Nov. 9, 1963 Syracuse 15 West Virginia 13 Syracuse, NY SU 8-3
Nov. 21, 1964 West Virginia 28 #9 Syracuse 27 Morgantown, WV SU 8-4
Nov. 13, 1965 Syracuse 41 West Virginia 19 Morgantown, WV SU 9-4
Nov. 19, 1966 Syracuse 34 West Virginia 7 Morgantown, WV SU 10-4
Sept. 30, 1967 Syracuse 23 West Virginia 6 Syracuse, NY SU 11-4
Nov. 23, 1968 West Virginia 23 Syracuse 16 Morgantown, WV SU 11-5
Nov. 22, 1969 #18 West Virginia 13 Syracuse 10 Syracuse, NY SU 11-6
Nov. 14, 1970 West Virginia 28 Syracuse 19 Morgantown, WV SU 11-7
Nov. 20, 1971 Syracuse 28 West Virginia 24 Syracuse, NY SU 12-7
Nov. 18, 1972 West Virginia 43 Syracuse 12 Morgantown, WV SU 12-8
Nov. 24, 1973 West Virginia 24 Syracuse 14 Syracuse, NY SU 12-9
Nov. 9, 1974 West Virginia 39 Syracuse 11 Morgantown, WV SU 12-10
Nov. 22, 1975 Syracuse 20 West Virginia 19 Syracuse, NY SU 13-10
Nov. 20, 1976 West Virginia 34 Syracuse 28 Morgantown, WV SU 13-11
Nov. 19, 1977 Syracuse 28 West Virginia 9 Syracuse, NY SU 14-11
Oct. 7, 1978 Syracuse 31 West Virginia 15 Morgantown, WV SU 15-11
Sept. 15, 1979 Syracuse 24 West Virginia 14 East Rutherford, NJ SU 16-11
Nov. 22, 1980 Syracuse 29 West Virginia 7 Morgantown, WV SU 17-11
Nov. 21, 1981 Syracuse 27 West Virginia 24 Syracuse, NY SU 18-11
Nov. 20, 1982 #16 West Virginia 26 Syracuse 0 Morgantown, WV SU 18-12
Nov. 19, 1983 Syracuse 27 #14 West Virginia 16 Syracuse, NY SU 19-12
Oct. 13, 1984 West Virginia 20 Syracuse 10 Morgantown, WV SU 19-13
Nov. 30, 1985 West Virginia 13 Syracuse 10 Syracuse, NY SU 19-14
Nov. 22, 1986 Syracuse 34 West Virginia 23 Morgantown, WV SU 20-14
Nov. 21, 1987 #6 Syracuse 32 West Virginia 31 Syracuse, NY SU 21-14
Nov. 19, 1988 #4 West Virginia 31 #14 Syracuse 9 Morgantown, WV SU 21-15
Nov. 24, 1989 #17 West Virginia 24 Syracuse 17 Syracuse, NY SU 21-16
Nov. 17, 1990 Syracuse 31 West Virginia 7 Morgantown, WV SU 22-16
Nov. 23, 1991 #16 Syracuse 16 West Virginia 10 Syracuse, NY SU 23-16
Oct. 17, 1992 #14 Syracuse 20 #20 West Virginia 17 Morgantown, WV SU 24-16
Oct. 30, 1993 #13 West Virginia 43 Syracuse 0 Syracuse, NY SU 24-17
Nov. 24, 1994 West Virginia 13 #22 Syracuse 0 Morgantown, WV SU 24-18
Oct. 21, 1995 Syracuse 49 West Virginia 0 Syracuse, NY SU 25-18
Nov. 2, 1996 Syracuse 30 #18 West Virginia 7 Morgantown, WV SU 26-18
Nov. 1, 1997 Syracuse 40 #17 West Virginia 10 Syracuse, NY SU 27-18
Nov. 7, 1998 West Virginia 35 #15 Syracuse 28 Morgantown, WV SU 27-19
Sept. 25, 1999 Syracuse 30 West Virginia 7 Syracuse, NY SU 28-19
Nov. 4, 2000 Syracuse 31 West Virginia 27 Morgantown, WV SU 29-19
Nov. 10, 2001 #14 Syracuse 24 West Virginia 13 Syracuse, NY SU 30-19
Oct. 19, 2002 West Virginia 34 Syracuse 7 Morgantown, WV SU 30-20
Nov. 22, 2003 #25 West Virginia 34 Syracuse 23 Syracuse, NY SU 30-21
Oct. 21, 2004 #15 West Virginia 27 Syracuse 6 Morgantown, WV SU 30-22
Sept. 4, 2005 West Virginia 15 Syracuse 7 Syracuse, NY SU 30-23
Oct. 14, 2006 #5 West Virginia 41 Syracuse 17 Morgantown, WV SU 30-24
Oct. 6, 2007 #13 West Virginia 55 Syracuse 14 Syracuse, NY SU 30-25
Oct. 11, 2008 West Virginia 17 Syracuse 6 Morgantown, WV SU 30-26
Oct. 10, 2009 West Virginia 34 Syracuse 13 Syracuse, NY SU 30-27
Oct. 23, 2010 Syracuse 19 #20 West Virginia 14 Morgantown, WV SU 31-27
Oct. 22, 2011 Syracuse 49 #11 West Virginia 23 Syracuse, NY SU 32-27
Dec. 29, 2012 Syracuse 38 West Virginia 14 Bronx, NY (Pinstripe Bowl) SU 33-27

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