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2008 West Virginia Mountaineers football team
West Virginia Mountaineers football
First season 1891
Staff
Athletic director Ed Pastilong
Head coach Bill Stewart
1st year, 1–0
Stadium
Home stadium Mountaineer Field
Stadium capacity 60,180
Stadium surface Field Turf
Location Morgantown, West Virginia
League/Conference
Conference Big East
Team records
All-time record 664–442–45 (.596)
Postseason bowl record 12–15
Awards
Conference titles 13 (8 Southern Conference, 5 Big East Conference)
All-Americans 13
Pageantry
Colors Old Gold and Blue            
Fight song Hail West Virginia
Mascot The Mountaineer
Marching band The Pride of West Virginia
Website MSNsportsNet.com

The West Virginia Mountaineers football team represents West Virginia University in the NCAA FBS division of college football. The Mountaineers current head coach is Bill Stewart, who is the team's 32nd head coach in school history. The team celebrates their latest bowl victory over the #3 Oklahoma Sooners in the 2008 Fiesta Bowl, 48-28. Image File history File links Soccerball_current_event. ... The West Virginia Mountaineers are the athletic teams of West Virginia University. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Year 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... FieldTurf is a Montreal-based company which installs artificial grass playing surfaces identified by the FieldTurf trademark. ... Morgantown is a city in Monongalia County,GR6 West Virginia, on the banks of the Monongahela River. ... The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of seventeen universities in the northeastern, southeastern and midwestern United States. ... The Southern Conference (or SoCon) is a college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAAs Division I. SoCon football teams compete in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision (formerly known as I-AA). ... The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of seventeen universities in the northeastern, southeastern and midwestern United States. ... West Virginia University is an institution of higher learning based in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA. Other campuses include: West Virginia University at Parkersburg in Parkersburg; West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery; Potomac State College of West Virginia University in Keyser; and a clinical campus for the Universitys... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... FBS can refer to: Fetal bovine serum Fatboy Slim Fukuoka Broadcasting Corporation, a Japanese TV station The postnominal letters indicating fellowship of The Burgon Society, a research based award. ... This article covers college football played in the United States. ... The University of Oklahoma features 17 varsity sports teams. ... The 2008 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl is a college football bowl game sponsored by Tostitos. ...

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History

Although it has never won a national championship, the program has garnered a 663-442-45 record. Beginning in 1937-1938, West Virginia was classified as a College Division. From 1939-1972, West Virginia was in the University Division. From '73-'77, WVU was Division I, then from '78-present WVU has been Division I-A. Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


WVU played mainly as an Independent from 1891 to 1990, with intermittent stints in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (1925-1927), and the Southern Conference (1950-1967). Since 1991, after reclassifications as a Division 1 Independent (1973-1977) and a Division 1-A Independent (1978-1990), the team competes in the Big East Conference. WVU had no team in 1892 and 1918. WVU is the winningest college football program that has never won a National Championship, ahead of Miami University and Virginia Tech. Year 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of seventeen universities in the northeastern, southeastern and midwestern United States. ... Year 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... , This article is about the university in Oxford, Ohio. ... This article or section should include material from Virginia Bioinformatics Institute. ...


West Virginia has only had undefeated regular seasons in 1988, when it went to the National Championship in the Fiesta Bowl to face University of Notre Dame, and in 1993, when they went to the Sugar Bowl to face University of Florida. However, West Virginia lost both bowl games, 34-21 to Notre Dame, and 41-7 to Florida. Both undefeated regular seasons were under their coach Don Nehlen. Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... The Fiesta Bowl, now sponsored by Tostitos tortilla chips (a Frito-Lay product), is a United States college football game played annually since 1971. ... For other universities and colleges named Notre Dame, see Notre Dame. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... The Sugar Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game played in the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... The University of Florida (Florida or UF) is a flagship public land-grant, sea-grant[3] major research university located on a 2,000 acre campus in Gainesville, Florida, United States of America. ... Don Nehlen was head football coach at Bowling Green State University and later at West Virginia University. ...


WVU has been Conference champions thirteen times (8 in the Southern Conference, five in the Big East Conference). West Virginia's highest-ever poll ranking is #1 (in the Coaches Poll following Week 13 of the 2007 season). WVU has participated in 25 bowl games; their record stands at 12-15. Major bowls include the Sugar Bowl (3 times), Peach Bowl (4 times), Fiesta Bowl (2 times), and the Gator Bowl (6 times). The Mountaineers are 2-0 in BCS bowl games, both wins under quarterback Patrick White and running back Steve Slaton's lead. The USA Today Coaches Poll is the current name for a weekly ranking of the top 25 NCAA Division I-A college football and Division I college basketball teams. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Sugar Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game played in the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl is an annual college football bowl game played in Atlanta, Georgia since December, 1968. ... The Fiesta Bowl, now sponsored by Tostitos tortilla chips (a Frito-Lay product), is a United States college football game played annually since 1971. ... For the stadium, see Gator Bowl Stadium. ... BCS may refer to: // Bowl Championship Series, a system that selects matchups for college football bowl games BCS National Championship Game, the final bowl game of the annual Bowl Championship Series BCS conference, the six major NCAA Division I-A football conferences whose champions receive an automatic bid into the... Patrick White, born February 25, 1986 in Daphne, Alabama, is a redshirted sophomore NCAA football player for the West Virginia Mountaineers. ... Steve Slaton (born January 4, 1986 in Levittown, Pennsylvania) is a junior running back for the West Virginia University Mountaineers. ...


The 2005 season and the 2006 season produced the first consecutive 11-win seasons in school history. [1] In the 2007 season, the Mountaineers started the season as the #3-ranked team, the highest preseason ranking in school history. That team eventually was ranked #1 in the Coaches Poll, and finished the season with a third consecutive 11-win season after their Fiesta Bowl victory. The 2005 West Virginia Mountaineers football team completed the season with an 11-1 record. ... The 2005 West Virginia Mountaineers football team completed the season with an 11-1 record. ... The 2007 West Virginia Mountaineers football team began play on September 1, 2007. ... The 2008 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl is a college football bowl game sponsored by Tostitos. ...


West Virginia unveiled a new, gold uniform design for the 2007 season. The uniform has a gold top (instead of blue) with blue stripes (instead of gold). The tops have only been featured with a white bottom (which features a gold stripe). The uniform is currently being featured as the alternative home uniform. Running back Steve Slaton sported the uniform when he attended the 2007 Playboy All-American honoring at the Playboy Mansion at the beginning of the pre-season. [2] [3] The uniforms were first used against Mississippi State for homecoming, then they used for WVU's offical "Gold Rush" vs. Louisville. The 2007 West Virginia Mountaineers football team began play on September 1, 2007. ... Steve Slaton (born January 4, 1986 in Levittown, Pennsylvania) is a junior running back for the West Virginia University Mountaineers. ... For other uses, see Playboy (disambiguation). ... Playboy Mansion West, commonly known as The Playboy Mansion, is the Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California, residence of Playboy magazine publisher Hugh Hefner and many of his playmates. ... Drill Field on the Mississippi State University campus Mississippi State University is a land-grant university located in north east-central Mississippi, in the town of Starkville. ... The University of Louisville (also known as U of L) is a public, state-supported university located in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. ...


Conference Championships

West Virginia has won or shared a conference title 13 times. Including 5 Big East titles.

Year Coach Conference Conference Record Overall Record
1953 Art Lewis Southern 4-0 8-2
1954 Art Lewis Southern 3-0 8-1
1955 Art Lewis Southern 4-0 8-2
1956 Art Lewis Southern 5-0 6-4
1958 Art Lewis Southern 4-0 4-5-1
1964 Gene Corum Southern 5-0 7-4
1965 Gene Corum Southern 4-0 6-4
1967 Jim Carlen Southern 3-0 5-4-1
1993 Don Nehlen Big East 7-0 11-1
2003† Rich Rodriguez Big East 6-1 8-5
2004† Rich Rodriguez Big East 4-2 8-4
2005 Rich Rodriguez Big East 7-0 11-1
2007 Rich Rodriguez Big East 5-2 11-2
Conference Championships 13
† Denotes co-champions

Art Lewis (February 9, 1911) was a football player for the New York Giants and the Cleveland Rams, and was the coach of the Rams during the 1938 season. ... Gene Corum was the head football coach for the West Virginia University from 1960 to 1965. ... Jim Carlen was the head football coach at the University of West Virginia from 1966 to 1969. ... The 1993 West Virginia Mountaineers football team completed the regular season with a 11-0 (7-0 conference record) and traveled to the Sugar Bowl, where they lost to the Florida Gators 41-7. ... Don Nehlen was head football coach at Bowling Green State University and later at West Virginia University. ... The 2004 West Virginia Mountaineers football team completed the regular season with a 8-4 (4-2 conference record) and traveled to the Gator Bowl, where they lost to the Florida State Seminoles 30-18. ... For the baseball player, see Rich Rodriguez (L.H. pitcher). ... The 2005 West Virginia Mountaineers football team completed the season with an 11-1 record. ... The 2007 West Virginia Mountaineers football team began play on September 1, 2007. ...

Lambert-Meadowlands Trophy

The ECAC Lambert-Meadowlands Trophy is an annual award given to the best team in the East in Division I-A college football. West Virginia has won it 4 times. The Eastern College Athletic Conference is a College Athletic Conference comprising schools that compete in 35 mens and womens sports. ... The Lambert-Meadowlands Trophy is an annual award given to the best team in the East in Division 1-A college football. ...

Year Coach Conference Overall Record
†1975 Bobby Bowden Independent 9-3
1988 Don Nehlen Independent 11-1
1993 Don Nehlen Big East 11-1
2007 Rich Rodriguez / Bill Stewart Big East 11-2
Lambert-Meadowlands Trophy 4
† Shared trophy w/ Pittsburgh

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1988 season

Main article: 1988 West Virginia Mountaineers football team

The 1987 season was the beginning of Major Harris as the starting quarterback for West Virginia. Only a redshirt-freshman, Harris led the Mountaineers to a Sun Bowl berth, after a 1-3 start. The 1988 West Virginia Mountaineers football team completed the regular season with a 11-0 and traveled to the Fiesta Bowl to decide the National Championship, where they lost to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 34-21. ... Major Harris (February 15, 1968–) was a college quarterback for West Virginia University during the 1980s. ... The Brut Sun Bowl is an annual college football bowl game that is played usually at the end of December in El Paso, Texas. ...


The '88 season opened with coach Don Nehlen's alma mater, Bowling Green University. The win marked the beginning of the run, winning 62-14. West Virginia beat their next opponent, Cal-State Fullerton, 45-10. West Virginia's first challenge was against the University of Maryland. West Virginia got behind the Terps 14-0, but pulled away at halftime, winning 55-24. Don Nehlen was head football coach at Bowling Green State University and later at West Virginia University. ... Bowling Green State University (BGSU) is a public, four-year institution located in Bowling Green, Ohio, USA; about 20 miles south of Toledo, Ohio on I-75. ... California State University, Fullerton The California State University, Fullerton, often referred to as Cal State Fullerton, is a part of the California State University System located in Fullerton, California. ... The University of Maryland, College Park (also known as UM, UMD, or UMCP) is a public university located in the city of College Park, in Prince Georges County, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., in the United States. ...


West Virginia's next game was at the University of Pittsburgh. The game was a defensive struggle, until runningback A.B. Brown, a Pitt transfer, ran a draw for 64-yards and the score. Scoring 14-points in the fourth quarter, the Mountaineers broke away and won 31-10. West Virginia then traveled to rival Virginia Tech, and won 22-10, even though they produced four fumbles in the game. The next two games, a win at East Carolina University, and a 59-point win at Boston College, gave West Virginia a 7-0 record. The University of Pittsburgh, commonly referred to as Pitt, is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. ... A.B. Brown (born in 1965) was an American football running back who played for the West Virginia Mountaineers in collegiate play and played for the New York Jets in the NFL. A.B., a transfer from Big East rival Pittsburgh, was one of the premiere backs for the Mountaineers... This article or section should include material from Virginia Bioinformatics Institute. ... East Carolina University is a public, coeducational, intensive research university located in Greenville, North Carolina, United States. ... For similarly-named academic institutions, see Education in Boston, MA. Boston College (BC) is a private university located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, in the New England region of the United States. ...


Next, the late October matchup vs Penn State at Mountaineer Field is widely regarded as one of the greatest games in Mountaineer football history. Before a nationwide CBS audience, the Mountaineers were up 34-8 before the half. On a draw play, runningback Undra Johnson ran 55 yards for the touchdown to end the half. The game also included a touchdown run by Major Harris, which is forever remembered in West Virginia lore as "The Run". Undra Johnson (born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) was an American football running back for the West Virginia Mountaineers. ...


The next game was at the University of Cincinnati, where the Mountaineers started slow in the first half. Receiver Reggie Rembert scored three times, and the Mountaineers won by scoring 24 points in the third quarter. The Mountaineers traveled to Giants Stadium to play Rutgers, who had beat Penn St., Boston College, and Michigan State. The Mountaineers played poor, but came out with the win. The University of Cincinnati is a coeducational public research university in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... He is the cousin of Quentin Rembert. ... Giants Stadium, frequently referred to as The Meadowlands, is the home stadium for the New York Giants and New York Jets football teams of the NFL, and the Red Bull New York soccer team of MLS. It is located in East Rutherford, New Jersey in the Meadowlands Sports Complex, which... Rutgers University Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is located in New Brunswick, Piscataway, Camden and Newark, New Jersey. ... Michigan State University is a university in East Lansing, Michigan near the state capital of Lansing. ...


The final regular season game of the season was at home, against the University of Syracuse. The Orangemen were 8-2, while the Mountaineers were 10-0. The highlight of the game was a 49-yard interception by Willie Edwards that was taken for a touchdown. The Mountaineers won 31-9, and took a famous lap around the stadium to entertain the 65,000 fans in Morgantown. Syracuse University (SU) is a private American research university. ...


Fiesta Bowl

West Virginia traveled to the Fiesta Bowl to play the only other undefeated team in the NCAA, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Free safety Darrell Whitmore was out for the Mountaineers, but Nehlen moved star Bo Orlando from strong safety to free to fill the hole. Nehlen recalled the move as "our first mistake...". "Another mistake I made is that I let the media overrun us." The Fiesta Bowl, now sponsored by Tostitos tortilla chips (a Frito-Lay product), is a United States college football game played annually since 1971. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Darrell Lamont Whitmore (Born November 18, 1968 in Front Royal, Virginia) was an American Major League baseball player for the Cleveland Indians and Florida Marlins and was a college football and baseball player for the West Virginia Mountaineers. ... Joseph John Bo Orlando (Born April 3, 1966 in Berwick, Pennsylvania) was an American football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Houston Oilers, San Diego Chargers, and Cincinnati Bengals. ...


West Virginia's offense was doomed from the third play of the game. Major Harris separated his shoulder on the third play when he was slammed to the ground by Irish Linebacker Michael Stonebreaker. He couldn't throw well for the rest of the game. Linemen John Stroia and Bob Kovach were injured for the Mountaineers in that game as well. Notre Dame completely dominated the game. West Virginia only made one serious threat. Willie Edwards picked off a Tony Rice pass in the 3rd quarter. ND led by 13 points at the time. A Harris incompletion and two ND sacks took WVU out of field goal range, and the threat was over. ND opened up a 27 point lead before two late WVU touchdowns made the score respectable. WVU lost 34-21, it was their first loss of the season for the national championship.


Team

West Virginia's '88 team was highlighted with an explosive offense, led by Major Harris. Harris, only a sophomore, threw an exceptional deep ball in addition to his remarkable scrambling ability. Runningbacks A.B. Brown, Undra Johnson, Eugene Napoleon, and Criag Taylor at fullback highlighted the run game. The runners were led by Rick Phillips and Brian Smider on the offensive line, along with Stroia and Kovach, while Kevin Koken led the line at center. Early in the season, Keith Winn was moved from receiver to tight end, providing help to the run game, but was more famous as a deep-pass threat. The receivers catching the balls from Harris were led by Reggie Rembert, who was accompanied by Calvin Phillips and Grantis Bell. A.B. Brown (born in 1965) was an American football running back who played for the West Virginia Mountaineers in collegiate play and played for the New York Jets in the NFL. A.B., a transfer from Big East rival Pittsburgh, was one of the premiere backs for the Mountaineers... Undra Johnson (born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) was an American football running back for the West Virginia Mountaineers. ... He is the cousin of Quentin Rembert. ...


Coach Don Nehlen credited West Virginia's '88 team's defense as being the main factor to their success. The linebacking core included Renaldo Turnbull, Dale Jackson, Theron Ellis, and Bobby Pickett. Mike Fox and Chris Parker headed the defensive line, along with Chris Haering. The secondary was one of the best in West Virginia history, led by Bo Orlando and Darrell Whitmore. Orlando had a good pro career with the Houston Oilers and Pittsburgh Steelers, while Darrell went pro in baseball. Willie Edwards played corner along with Alvoid Mays, who went pro as well, and Lawrence Drumgoole played solid backup corner. Renaldo Antonio Turnbull (born January 5, 1966 in St. ... D.I. Dale Jackson was a fictional character on the long-running Channel 4 British televison soap opera Hollyoaks. ... Bobby Boris Pickett (born Robert George Pickett) on February 11, 1940; was fascinated with horror movies as a child. ... Michael Fox may refer to: Michael Fox (American actor) (1921-1996) Michael Fox (lawyer), Israeli lawyer, founder of Herzog, Fox & Neeman Michael J. Fox, (born June 9, 1961 in Edmonton, Alberta) Canadian American actor, suffers from Parkinsons disease, outspoken advocate for stem cell research. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Joseph John Bo Orlando (Born April 3, 1966 in Berwick, Pennsylvania) was an American football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Houston Oilers, San Diego Chargers, and Cincinnati Bengals. ... Darrell Lamont Whitmore (Born November 18, 1968 in Front Royal, Virginia) was an American Major League baseball player for the Cleveland Indians and Florida Marlins and was a college football and baseball player for the West Virginia Mountaineers. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West... Steelers redirects here. ... Alvoid Mays (born July 10, 1966 in Palmetto, Florida) was an American football cornerback in the NFL for the Washington Redskins and Pittsburgh Steelers. ...


1993 season

Main article: 1993 West Virginia Mountaineers football team

The 1993 season began with an uncertainty at quarterback. Both Darren Studstill and Jake Kelchner were up for the spot, but coach Don Nehlen decided to have a rotation each game while playing freshman Chad Johnston a few games. Star runningback Adrian Murrell was replaced that season by Robert Walker and All-American center Mike Compton was replaced by Dale Williams. Guard Rich Braham provided help to Walker in the run game. Young Aaron Beasley and Mike Logan led the secondary. The 1993 West Virginia Mountaineers football team completed the regular season with a 11-0 (7-0 conference record) and traveled to the Sugar Bowl, where they lost to the Florida Gators 41-7. ... Don Nehlen was head football coach at Bowling Green State University and later at West Virginia University. ... Chad Johnston (born March 19, 1974 in Peterstown, West Virginia) was an American football quarterback who played college football for the West Virginia Mountaineers. ... Adrian Murrell (born October 16, 1970 in Fayetteville, North Carolina) was a National Football League player from 1993 to 2003 for the New York Jets, Arizona Cardinals, Washington Redskins, and Dallas Cowboys. ... There are several notable Robert Walkers in hsitory Sir Robert Walker is a member of the British Privy Council. ... Mike Compton (born September 18, 1970) is a former NFL guard who played twelve seasons in the NFL from 1993-2004. ... Dale Williams is a Welsh professional football (soccer) player, currently with Shrewsbury Town F.C. Beginning his career as a trainee with Yeovil Town, Williams played just four minutes for the Somerset club, after coming on for Arron Davies in the 0-0 draw against Colchester United on 6 May... Rich Braham is a National Football League center for the Cincinnati Bengals. ... Aaron Beasley is a free agent in the National Football League. ...


The first game against Eastern Michigan University was an easy win. The next was against the University of Maryland. Kelchner passed for 270 yards and Harold Kidd grabbed a big interception to seal the win, 42-37. The next week, the Mountaineers blew by the University of Missouri 35-3 in Morgantown. In that game, Mike Collins returned a fumble 97 yards for a score and Vann Washington had an interception taken 27-yards for another score. Eastern Michigan University is a comprehensive, co-educational public university located in Ypsilanti, Michigan. ... The University of Maryland, College Park (also known as UM, UMD, or UMCP) is a public university located in the city of College Park, in Prince Georges County, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., in the United States. ... This article is about the university in Columbia. ... Mike Collins art used for the cover of 2000 AD #1433, featuring the main character from Amercian Gothic Mike Collins is a Wales-based comic book artist and writer and has been working in comics since the mid-1980s. ...


The next week was a close win against Virginia Tech, 14-13. The Mountaineers won, even though turning the ball over five times, when the Tech kicker missed a 44-yard field goal. The next game was against the University of Louisville, one of the toughest games of the season. Led by Brian Brohm's older brother, Jeff Brohm, the Cardinals were undefeated like the Mountaineers. But Robert Walker score three times, and led the Mountaineers to a close 36-34 win. The win led the Mountaineers into the Top 15 in the country. The next game, against the University of Pittsburgh, had a close first quarter. But Robert Walker rushed for over 150 yards and Mike Baker caught a couple of touchdown passes to pull away and win, 42-21. This article or section should include material from Virginia Bioinformatics Institute. ... The University of Louisville (also known as U of L) is a public, state-supported university located in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. ... Brian Brohm (born September 23, 1985 in Louisville, Kentucky) is currently the starting quarterback for the University of Louisville, a member of the Big East Conference. ... Jeffrey Scott Brohm (born on April 24, 1971 in Louisville, Kentucky) is an Assistant Head Coach and the Passing Game Coordinator for the Louisville Cardinals football team, after he served as the Quarterbacks Coach from 2003 to 2006. ... The University of Pittsburgh, commonly referred to as Pitt, is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. ... We dont have an article called Mike Baker Start this article Search for Mike Baker in. ...


The next game was a revengeful game. In 1992, West Virginia played the University of Syracuse, when a massive fight occurred. In a controversial decision, three Mountaineers were ejected, while only one Orangeman was ejected. That led to the Syracuse win. In the '93 version of the game, after missing two field goals, the Mountaineers were up 7-0 at halftime. But in the second half, the Mountaineer exploded. After a 90-yard run by Robert Walker, the Mountaineers won 43-0. Syracuse University (SU) is a private American research university. ...


After beating Rutgers and Temple University, the Mountaineers were 9-0. In one of the biggest games in Mountaineer history, the #4 University of Miami came to Morgantown. The game was close, but Robert Walker won the game when he took a run to the sideline in the fourth quarter. Up 17-14, with four minutes left, Jake Kelchner threw a 40-yard bomb to seal the game. Rutgers University Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is located in New Brunswick, Piscataway, Camden and Newark, New Jersey. ... For the private Christian university in Tennessee, see Tennessee Temple University. ... This article is about the university in Coral Gables, Florida. ...


After the game, Jake Kelchner injured his arm and Vann Washington had leg problems. The next game was against Boston College, where the Mountaineers were almost taken by surprise. Down 11 points with 13 minutes left, Don Nehlen told defensive coordinator Steve Dunlap to put in Charles Emanuel and Mike Logan. The next play, Mike Logan hit the fullback, resulting in a fumble which was recovered by the Mountaineers. Darren Studstill drove 63-yards downfield, and hit Eddie Hill for one of the greatest scores in West Virginia history. West Virginia finished the season 11-0, their second undefeated season. For similarly-named academic institutions, see Education in Boston, MA. Boston College (BC) is a private university located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, in the New England region of the United States. ... Mike V. Logan (Born in September 15, 1974 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a professional football player in the NFL, playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers. ...


Sugar Bowl

West Virginia was scheduled to play the Florida Gators in the Sugar Bowl. The Mountaineers first drive went 80-yards and scored on a pass, then stopped the Gators on their first drive. The next Gator-drive almost went three-and-out, until a personal foul on Steve Perkins gave Florida the momentum. Jake Kelchner was playing a good game, but then Don Nehlen surprised many by putting Studstill in. On the Mountaineers first drive, Studstill threw an interception. Florida ran off with the game after that, winning 41-7. Florida Gators is the team name used for all of the intercollegiate athletic teams that play for the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. ... The Sugar Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game played in the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... Stephen Andrew Perkins (born September 13, 1967 in Los Angeles, California) is an American musician and songwriter. ...


Coach Don Nehlen said of the game, "We had wanted to play Nebraska in the Orange Bowl as the only two undefeated teams, but the bowl coalition didn't like the match. Instead, we were slotted to play Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl. Instead, the Sugar Bowl paid more money so the conference and administration wanted us to play Florida." The Orange Bowl is an annual college football game that is usually played on January 1 in the Miami, Florida metro area, in the United States. ... Texas A&M University at College Station Texas A&M University, often Texas A&M, A&M or TAMU for short, is one of the flagship universities of Texas, and is the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System. ... For the Cotton Bowl stadium, see Cotton Bowl (stadium). ...


2005 season

Main article: 2005 West Virginia Mountaineers football team

The 2005 season followed a disappointing 2004 campaign, where the Mountaineers were led to an 8-4 record with Rasheed Marshall, Kay-Jay Harris, Pacman Jones, and Chris Henry, after having National Championship expectations. The '05 season was meant to be a rebuilding season. With Marshall and Harris leaving, the quarterback and halfback positions were open. Adam Bednarik and redshirt-freshman Patrick White were competing for the spot, while Coach Rich Rodriguez was thinking of re-using the '93 quarterback rotation. The halfback spot seemed to be filled by junior Jason Colson, but true freshman Steve Slaton broke out and took the job. Junior Dan Mozes led the offensive line at center. Mike Lorello and Jahmile Addae headed the secondary, while junior Kevin "Boo" McLee led the linebacking corps. The 2005 West Virginia Mountaineers football team completed the season with an 11-1 record. ... Rasheed Marshall (born July 11, 1981 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an NFL player for the San Francisco 49ers and he plays wide receiver. ... Kevin Jermaine Harris (born March 27, 1979 in Tampa, Florida) is an American football running back for the St. ... Adam Bernard Pacman Jones (born September 30, 1983) is an African American cornerback and kick return specialist currently signed to the Tennessee Titans American football franchise of the National Football League (NFL). ... Chris Henry (born May 17, 1983) is a National Football League wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals. ... Patrick White, born February 25, 1986 in Daphne, Alabama, is a redshirted sophomore NCAA football player for the West Virginia Mountaineers. ... For the baseball player, see Rich Rodriguez (L.H. pitcher). ... Jason Colson (born January 6, 1985 in Rochester, New York) was an American football all-purpose back for the West Virginia Mountaineers, who started his career at runningback and ended it at receiver. ... Steve Slaton (born January 4, 1986 in Levittown, Pennsylvania) is a junior running back for the West Virginia University Mountaineers. ... Dan Mozes (born September 15th, 1983 in Washington, Pennsylvania) is an American football player for the Minnesota Vikings. ... Mike Lorello (born October 15th, 1983 in Powell, Ohio) was an American football player for the West Virginia Mountaineers as a safety. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Kevin Boo McLee (born November 24th, 1983 in the Pittsburgh area city of Uniontown, Pennsylvania) is an American football player for the West Virginia Mountaineers at outside linebacker. ...


The Mountaineers first game was a 15-7 win at Syracuse. Bednarik finished the game with 104 pass yards, while White barely broke the stat sheet. The Mountaineers lacked in the rushing game though, only having 170 yards. Next, the Mountaineers hosted Division I-AA (now known as Division I FCS) Wofford, which was an easy 35-7 win. Former star of the undefeated '88 team, Darrell Whitmore, came to see Adam Bednarik throw his first career touchdown pass to receiver Darius Reynaud, who had 57 yards and his first career touchdown catch. Pat White led the team in rushing with 107 yards, making his first touchdown run off of a 48-yard dash. Syracuse University Logo. ... Wofford College is a small liberal arts college located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. ... Darrell Lamont Whitmore (Born November 18, 1968 in Front Royal, Virginia) was an American Major League baseball player for the Cleveland Indians and Florida Marlins and was a college football and baseball player for the West Virginia Mountaineers. ... Darius Reynaud (born December 29th, 1985 in Luling, Louisiana) is an American football receiver for the West Virginia Mountaineers. ...


The Mountaineers then traveled to Maryland and won 31-19. Adam Bednarik was injured in the third quarter, and Pat White took over. White scored 24 points in the last quarter, which began his career of starts. Fullback Owen Schmitt led the rushers with 80 yards, while freshman Jason Gwaltney had 44 yards. Then the Mountaineers hosted East Carolina in a close 20-15 victory. Defensive back Antonio Lewis took a punt 76-yards for a score, while Adam Bednarik led passers with 116 yards and a score and Pat White had a touchdown pass as well. Head coach Ralph Friedgen 6th year, 50–24 Home stadium Byrd Stadium Capacity 51,055 - Grass Conference ACC - Atlantic First year 1892 Athletic director Deborah A. Yow Website UMTerps. ... Owen Schmitt (born February 13, 1985) is a senior fullback for the West Virginia Mountaineers. ... East Carolina Universitys intercollegiate sports teams are called the Pirates, and participate in the NCAA Division I in all sports (except in football, where they are located in Division I-A Football Bowl Subdivision) and the Conference USA in most sports. ... Antonio Lewis is a college football player. ...


West Virginia's only loss came to a Virginia Tech team, led by Marcus Vick, who were determined to win the finale of the Black Diamond Trophy rivalry. Although the Mountaineers lost 34-17, the game marked the beginning of the tandem of Pat White and Steve Slaton. Slaton made his first appearance, leading the team with 90 yards on just 11 rushes. White had 85 yards and two touchdown through the air. Vick won the game for the Hokies though, with 177 yards threw the air, and 77 yards on the ground, and totaled 3 touchdowns. The 2005 Virginia Tech Hokies football team represented Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University during the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. ... Marcus Deon Vick (born March 20, 1984 in Newport News, Virginia) is an American football wide receiver/quarterback who is currently a free agent. ... The Black Diamond Trophy was a college football trophy that annually went to the winner of the West Virginia University and Virginia Tech football game. ... Steve Slaton (born January 4, 1986 in Levittown, Pennsylvania) is a junior running back for the West Virginia University Mountaineers. ...


Freshman Steve Slaton made his first ever start the next week against Rutgers, rushing for 139 yards and a touchdown to win 27-14. Pat White saw little playing time, while Bednarik totaled 78 yards and a score. Head coach Greg Schiano 7th year, 35–43 Home stadium Rutgers Stadium Capacity 43,500 - Field Turf Conference Big East First year 1869 Athletic director Robert E. Mulcahy III Website Rutgers Scarlet Knights Team records All-time record 583–579–42 (0. ...


The next game was one of the greatest in West Virginia history. Mountaineer Field hosted Louisville, led by Brian Brohm and Michael Bush. West Virignia went into the half losing 17-0. The Mountaineers overcame a 17-point deficit, led by Steve Slaton and Pat White, to send the game into overtime. Kicker Pat McAfee made the greatest kick in Mountaineer history, an onside kick that the Mountaineers recovered that led to the game-tying score. West Virginia took it into three overtimes, when Louisville put up the score in the third to make it 46-44. Brian Brohm dropped back on the 2-point conversion, looking for a receiver. He then tried to scramble up the middle, when safety Eric Wicks hit him short of the endzone to win the game. Steve Slaton ran for 188 yards and a Big East record six touchdowns, while Pat White totaled 118 all-purpose yards. Michael Bush scored 4 times for Louisville, but the Mountaineers came out victorious. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 2005 Louisville Cardinals football team represented the University of Louisville in the 2005 college football season. ... Brian Brohm (born September 23, 1985 in Louisville, Kentucky) is currently the starting quarterback for the University of Louisville, a member of the Big East Conference. ... Michael Bush (born June 16, 1984, in Louisville, Kentucky) is an American football running back player for the Oakland Raiders. ... Patrick McAfee (born May 2nd, 1986 in Plum, Pennsylvania) is an American football placekicker for the West Virginia Mountaineers. ... Eric Wicks (born in March 19th, 1983 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American football senior safety for the West Virginia Mountaineers. ... The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of seventeen universities in the northeastern, southeastern and midwestern United States. ...


Pat White made his first start the next week against UConn, winning 45-13. Steve Slaton totaled 71 yards and a score, while White racked up 106 pass yards and a score and 63 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns. Then the Mountaineers traveled to the University of Cincinnati and won 38-0. Slaton rushed for 129 yards and four touchdowns, while White rushed for 111 yards and passed for 100 yards and a score. The Connecticut Huskies, also known as the UConn Huskies, are the athletic teams of the University of Connecticut. ... The University of Cincinnati is a coeducational public research university in Cincinnati, Ohio. ...


Then Pat White broke loose against Pitt in the annual Backyard Brawl. White rushed for a record 220 yards and two scores, while Slaton rushed for 179 yards and two scores. Jahmile Addae also had a key interception of Tyler Palko and took it 40 yards for a score. Then West Virginia capped off the regular season in a win at South Florida. Pat White rushed for 177 yards and two scores and Steve Slaton rushed for 112 yards and a score. Addae made another key interception, marking his last regular season game as a Mountaineer. Head coach Dave Wannstedt 3rd year, 13–14 Home stadium Heinz Field Capacity 65,050 - Grass Conference Big East First year 1889 Athletic director Jeff Long Website PittsburghPanthers. ... For the rivalry between Millsaps College and Mississippi College, see The Backyard Brawl (Millsaps-Mississippi). ... Tyler Palko (born August 9, 1983 in Imperial, Pennsylvania) is an American football quarterback. ... Head coach Jim Leavitt 11th year, 74–43 Home stadium Raymond James Stadium Capacity 66,321 (41,441 lower bowl) - Grass Conference Big East Website GoUSFBulls. ...


2006 Sugar Bowl

The Mountaineers were the underdog in the matchup against the #8 Georgia Bulldogs in the Sugar Bowl, which was relocated to Atlanta, Georgia after Hurricane Katrina. The Mountaineers turned heads when they scored four unanswered touchdowns against the Bulldog defense. The Mountaineers went into halftime, leading 31-21. The 52-points in the first half set a BCS record. The Mountaineers scored again on a Slaton run, giving the Mountaineers a 38-28 advantage. The Bulldogs scored again on a 43 yard pass from D.J. Shockley. Then, in one of the greatest plays in West Virginia history, the game was sealed. Punter Phil Brady lined up in Georgia territory, ready to punt to the Bulldogs with less than two minutes left. He took the snap, and then burst on a run. He ran for the first down, and then slid down in front of two Bulldogs. The run sealed the game as the Bulldogs had no time outs left. The 2005 Georgia Bulldogs football team completed the season with a 10-3 record. ... The Sugar Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game played in the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... Atlanta redirects here. ... This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ... BCS Logo 2006-Present with logo of Television Rightsholder Fox Broadcasting Company The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) is a selection system designed to pair the top two teams in college football against each other in the BCS National Championship Game, with the winner crowned the BCS national champion. ... D.J. Shockley Donald Eugene D.J. Shockley is the starting quarterback for the University of Georgia football team. ...


Steve Slaton's 204 yards broke Tony Dorsett's Sugar Bowl record. Jahmile Addae capped of an impressive career by causing a fumble that led to a Mountaineer score. Mike Lorello also caused a fumble to cap his career. Pat White threw for 120 yards a, as well as rushing for 77 yards. Georgia QB D.J. Shockley tallied 277 yards and three scores too. Anthony Tony Drew Dorsett (born April 7, 1954 in Rochester, Pennsylvania) is a former American football running back in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys and the Denver Broncos. ...


The win marked the biggest bowl win in Mountaineer history.


Team

The team was led by senior defensive backs Addae and Lorello on the defensive side of the ball, and junior center Mozes on the offensive side. The season marked the beginning of the Steve Slaton and Pat White duo, and marked an impressive season for fullback Owen Schmitt.


Steve Slaton totaled 1,128 yards and 17 touchdowns in the late games he played in. Slaton was named First-team All-freshman team, Big East rookie of the year, ECAC rookie of the year, second-team All-Big East, and Nokia Sugar Bowl MVP. Slaton was also a finalist for the Maxwell Award and Doak Walker Award. Slaton's 1,128 yards is third for a freshman in West Virginia history also. The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of thirteen universities, mostly in the northeastern United States: Boston College (scheduled to leave in 2005) University of Connecticut (UConn) Georgetown University (Plays Division I-AA football in the Patriot League) University of Notre Dame (Plays Division I-A football... The Eastern College Athletic Conference is a College Athletic Conference comprising schools that compete in 35 mens and womens sports. ... The Maxwell Award is presented annually to the collegiate American football player adjudged by a panel of sportscasters, sportswriters, and National Collegiate Athletic Association head coaches and the membership of the Maxwell Football Club to be the best in the United States. ... The Doak Walker Award, first awarded in 1990, honors the nations top college football running back. ...


Pat White only had 828 yards passing and eight scores, but he totaled 952 yards rushing with 7 scores.


Current Coaches

Bill Stewart: Head Coach
Doc Holliday: Associate Head Coach, Director of Recruiting, Fullbacks, Tight Ends
Steve Dunlap: Assistant Head Coach, Safeties
Jeff Mullen: Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks
Jeff Casteel: Defensive Coordinator, Linebackers
Chris Beatty: Runningbacks, Slot Receivers
Bill Kirelawich: Defensive line
Dave Johnson: Offensive line
David Lockwood: Cornerbacks
Lonnie Galloway: Receivers

Rivalries

Current

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Former

  • West Virginia vs Virginia Tech in the Battle for the Black Diamond Trophy (ended run in 2005 season)
  • West Virginia vs Penn State (a bitter rivalry last played in 1992. Penn State would later join the Big Ten in 1994. Penn State holds a 48-9-2 lead in the series.)

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Team Records

  • Consecutive Wins: 14, 2005-2006
  • Consecutive Regular Season Wins: 13, 1952-1953, 2005-2006
  • Most Points Scored in a Game: 92, Marshall - 1915
  • Largest Margin of Victory: 89, Geneva - 1951
  • Most Points Scored in a Season: 515, 2007
  • Most Rushes in a Season: 712, 2002
  • Most Passes in a Season: 433, 1998
  • Most Passing Yards in a Season: 3,607, 1998

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Individual Records

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Passing

  • Most Career Passing Yards: 8,153, Marc Bulger
  • Most Passing Yards in a Season: 3,607, Marc Bulger - 1998
  • Most Career Pass Completions: 630, Marc Bulger
  • Most Pass Completions in a Season: 274, Marc Bulger - 1998
  • Highest Career Completion Percentage: 64.2%, Patrick White
  • Highest Completion Percentage in a Season: 66.7%, Dan Kendra - 1977
  • Most Career Touchdown Passes: 59, Marc Bulger
  • Most Touchdown Passes in a Season: 31, Marc Bulger - 1998
  • Highest Career Passing Efficiency: 150.08, Patrick White
  • Highest Passing Efficiency in a Season: 164.02, Jake Kelchner - 1993

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Rushing

  • Most Career Rushing Yards: 5,164, Avon Cobourne
  • Most Rushing Yards in a Season: 1,744, Steve Slaton - 2006
  • Most Career All-Purpose Yards: 5,623, Avon Cobourne
  • Most All-Purpose Yards in a Season: 2,104, Steve Slaton - 2006
  • Most Career Rushing Yards by a Quarterback: 3,506, Patrick White
  • Most Rushing Yards by a Quarterback in a Season: 1,335, Patrick White - 2007
  • Most Career Rushing Yards by a Fullback: 1,773, Walter Easley
  • Most Rushing Yards by a Fullback in a Season: 843, Jim Braxton - 1969
  • Most Career Rushing Attempts: 1,050, Avon Cobourne
  • Most Rushing Attempts in a Season: 335, Avon Cobourne - 2002
  • Most Career Rushing Touchdowns: 50, Steve Slaton
  • Most Rushing Touchdowns in a Season: 19, Ira Rodgers
  • Most Career 100-yard Rushing Games: 28, Avon Cobourne
  • Most Rushing Yards in a Game: 337, Kay-Jay Harris - East Carolina, 2004

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Receiving

  • Most Career Receiving Yards: 2,608, David Saunders
  • Most Receiving Yards in a Season: 1,043, David Saunders - 1996
  • Most Career Receptions: 191, David Saunders
  • Most Receptions in a Season: 77, David Saunders
  • Most Receptions in a Game: 12, Mickey Walczak, Pat Greene, Shawn Foreman, & David Saunders - 1981, 1997, 1997, & 1998
  • Most Career Touchdown Receptions: 23, Cedric Thomas
  • Most Touchdown Receptions in a Season: 12, Chris Henry & Darius Reynaud - 2004 & 2007
  • Most Career Yards per Reception: 20.88, Danny Buggs
  • Most Yards per Reception in a Season: 26.24, Rich Hollins - 1982

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Defensive

  • Most Tackles in a Career: 492, Grant Wiley
  • Most Tackles for a Loss in a Career: 47.5, Grant Wiley

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Punting

  • Highest Career Punting Average: 46.22, Todd Sauerbrun
  • Highest Punting Average in a Season: 48.57, Todd Sauerbrun - 1994

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Kick Return

  • Most Career Punt Return Yards: 1,191, Willie Drewrey
  • Most Punt Return Yards in a Season: 479, Vaughn Rivers - 2007
  • Highest Career Punt Return Average: 14.99, John Mallory
  • Highest Punt Return Average in a Season: 20.79, Lance Frazier - 2003

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Individual Award Winners

Dan Mozes - 2006

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2008 Schedule

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
08/30/2008* TBA Villanova Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, West Virginia     
09/6/2808* TBA at East Carolina Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium • Greenville, North Carolina ESPN/ESPN2     
09/18/2008* 8:30pm at Colorado Folsom FieldBoulder, Colorado ESPN     
09/27/2008* TBA Marshall Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, West Virginia (Friends of Coal Bowl) ESPN/ESPN2     
10/4/2008 TBA Rutgers Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, West Virginia     
10/11/2008† TBA Syracuse Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, West Virginia     
10/23/2008* 7:45pm Auburn Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, West Virginia ESPN     
11/1/2008 TBA at Connecticut Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, Connecticut     
11/8/2008 TBA Cincinnati Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, West Virginia     
11/22/2008 TBA at Louisville Papa John's Cardinal StadiumLouisville, Kentucky ABC/ESPN?     
11/28/2008 Noon at Pittsburgh Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Backyard Brawl) ABC     
12/6/2008 TBA South Florida Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, West Virginia ESPN/ESPN2     
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. All times are in Eastern Time.

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Current NFL players

Anthony Becht is a tight end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL. He was originally drafted by the New York Jets in the 1st round of the 2000 NFL Draft out of West Virginia. ... Marc Robert Bulger (born April 5, 1977 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American football player and the St. ... Keilen Dykes (born September 6, 1984 in Youngstown, Ohio) is an American football defensive tackle that plays for the West Virginia Mountaineers. ... Barrett Green is a current NFL linebacker. ... Kevin Jermaine Harris (born March 27, 1979 in Tampa, Florida) is an American football running back for the St. ... Chris Henry (born May 17, 1983) is a wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League. ... Adam Bernard Pacman Jones (born September 30, 1983) is an African American cornerback and kick return specialist currently signed to the Tennessee Titans American football franchise of the National Football League (NFL). ... Antwan Lake (born July 10, 1979) is an American football defensive end who currently plays for the New Orleans Saints. ... Alton Dee McCann (born April 24, 1983) is an American football cornerback. ... Corey McIntyre (born January 25, 1979 in Stuart, FL) is an American football fullback who currently plays for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. ... Ryan Mundy (born February 11, 1984 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American football player for the West Virginia Mountaineers and formerly of the Michigan Wolverines. ... Jerry Porter (born July 14, 1978 in Washington, D.C.) is an American professional football player. ... Darius Reynaud (born December 29th, 1985 in Luling, Louisiana) is an American football receiver for the West Virginia Mountaineers. ... Todd Sauerbrun (born January 4, 1973 in Setauket, New York) is an American football player. ... Owen Schmitt (born February 13, 1985) is a senior fullback for the West Virginia Mountaineers. ... Steve Slaton (born January 4, 1986 in Levittown, Pennsylvania) is a junior running back for the West Virginia University Mountaineers. ... Gary Stills (born July 11, 1974 in Trenton, NJ) is an American football Linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL. He was drafted in 1999 in the 3rd round by the Kansas City Chiefs. ... John Thornton (born October 2, 1976 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American football player who currently plays defensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals. ... Michael Mike Vanderjagt (born March 24, 1970 in Oakville, Ontario), is a Canadian professional gridiron football placekicker who has played in both the Canadian Football League and National Football League. ... Eric Wicks (born in March 19th, 1983 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American football senior safety for the West Virginia Mountaineers. ... Quincy Wilson (born April 26, 1981 in Steubenville, Ohio and resides in Weirton, WV) is an American football running back. ...

Pro Football Hall of Famers

Robert Lee Huff (born October 4, 1934, Morgantown, West Virginia) is a former American football linebacker who played for the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins after earning All-America honors at West Virginia University. ... Joseph Lee Stydahar (March 17, 1912–March 23, 1977) was an American football offensive tackle for the Chicago Bears from 1936 to 1942 and 1945 to 1946. ...

College Football Hall of Famers

Don Nehlen was head football coach at Bowling Green State University and later at West Virginia University. ... Robert Bowden (born November 8, 1929 in Birmingham, Alabama), better known as Bobby Bowden, is the current head college football coach of the Florida State University Seminoles. ... Bruce Bosley (born November 5, 1933) is a former American football offensive tackle who played for the San Francisco 49ers in a fourteen year career. ... Robert Lee Huff (born October 4, 1934, Morgantown, West Virginia) is a former American football linebacker who played for the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins after earning All-America honors at West Virginia University. ... Ira Errett Rodg Rodgers (born May 26, 1895 in Bethany, West Virginia - died February 15, 1963 in Morgantown, West Virginia) was an American football running back for the West Virginia Mountaineers. ... Joseph Lee Stydahar (March 17, 1912–March 23, 1977) was an American football offensive tackle for the Chicago Bears from 1936 to 1942 and 1945 to 1946. ...

Notable games

  • 1893, West Virginia 12, Mt. Pleasant 0: The second game in West Virginia history, the first win in history.
  • 1922, West Virginia 21, Gonzaga University 13: The Mountaineers won the San Diego East-West Christmas Classic, which was their first bowl win in the school's history.
  • 1973, West Virginia 20, Miami 14: Backup quarterback Ben Williams led the Mountaineers to the upset at Miami, ending with a 32-yard bomb to win the game for the Mountaineers.
  • 1975, Peach Bowl, West Virginia 13, NC State 10: Bobby Bowden was coaching West Virginia when Lou Holtz was coaching NC State. The game was won by West Virginia when Scott MacDonald, a tight end, caught a 50 yard pass. Bill Cowher, later famous for coaching the Pittsburgh Steelers, was playing linebacker for NC State.
  • 1980, West Virginia 41, University of Cincinnati 27: Mountaineer Field hosts its first game. Also, the Flying WV logo makes its debut while John Denver makes a live appearance to lead Mountaineer Nation in the singing of Country Roads.
  • 1981 Peach Bowl, West Virginia 26, University of Florida 6: Don Nehlen coached the Mountaineers to a Peach Bowl win during his second year as head coach. West Virginia showed dominance over Florida and the Mountaineers won by a point-spread of 20. This was also Don Nehlen's first bowl win as head coach.
  • 1982, West Virginia 41, No. 9 Oklahoma 27: West Virginia opened their season off upsetting Oklahoma as an underdog. Jeff Hostetler helped win the game with his passing game. After the game, West Virginia players were escorted by police onto the bus, out of Norman, Oklahoma.
  • 1982, West Virginia 19, Maryland 18: A week after the win at Oklahoma, kicker Paul Woodside kicks four field goals, while Maryland fails the game-winning two-point conversion due to a Darryl Talley blitz.
  • 1983, West Virginia 24, Pittsburgh 21: With Jeff Hostetler passing for a touchdown with 6:27 left in the game and then run around the right side for a six-yard score, West Virginia lifted themselves over Pittsburgh and into the Number 7 spot in the polls. This was West Virginia's first victory over Pittsburgh in seven years.
  • 1984, West Virginia 21, No. 4 Boston College 20: West Virginia entered the half trailing 20-6. Their second half ended with 15 points to come from behind to upset Boston College. This would be the fourth straight time that Boston College Heisman winner Doug Flutie had failed to defeat West Virginia.
  • 1984, West Virginia 17, No. 19 Penn State 14: Only a week after upsetting Boston College, West Virginia upset then ranked 19, Penn State. West Virginia runningback Pat Randolph scored in what Jack Fleming called, “The most important 22 yards a Mountaineer running back has ever gained!” That would be the first time West Virginia had beat Penn State since 1955 and it lifted West Virginia to 12 in the polls.
  • 1985, West Virginia 27, Rutgers 0: The 500th win in West Virginia football history.
  • 1988, West Virginia 51, Penn State 30: West Virginia, ranked 7 at the time, scored 41 points in the first half to roll over the Nittany Lions. It was the most first half points ever allowed by a Joe Paterno coached team and the most ever had scored in its history. West Virginia's win was also credited widely to Major Harris, who had a touchdown run which is forever known in West Virginia history as "the Play".
  • 1993, West Virginia 17, No. 4 Miami 14: With a school record 70,222 fans attending to watch West Virginia, the Mountaineers came from behind to defeat Miami. Robert Walker of West Virginia scored the game winning touchdown in the 4th quarter to help Number 9 West Virginia advance in the polls.
  • 1993, West Virginia 17, No. 11 Boston College 14: Edd Hill, a receiver of West Virginia, scored the game winning touchdown with a leaping catch in the endzone in the final seconds for No. 5 West Virginia to win their final regular season game. West Virginia advanced to the Sugar Bowl, only to lose to No. 8 Florida.
  • 1998, West Virginia 35, No. 15 Syracuse 28: Marc Bulger of West Virginia passed a touchdown to receiver David Saunders to score the winning touchdown. Donovan McNabb, quarterback of the Orangemen, couldn't take the ball downfield and West Virginia pulled out a win.
  • 1993, West Virginia 35, University of Missouri 3: Mike collins led West Virginia's blowout of the Missouri team by ripping the ball from the Mizzou back and taking it 97-yards for the score.
  • 1994, West Virginia 21, No. 17 Boston College 20: WVU linebacker Matt Taffoni on fourth and inches with 1:17 left in the game, to cap a huge comeback against the ranked Boston College team.
  • 1995, West Virginia 31, Boston College 19: The 1000th game in West Virginia football history; at Chesnut Hill.
  • 1997, West Virginia 30, No. 19 Virginia Tech 17: Amos Zereoue ran for 153 yards with the Big East title on the line, to upset to Number 19 Hokies and end the 3 game losing streak to VT.
  • 1998, West Virginia 35, No. 15 Syracuse 28: Ending a two-game losing streak, the Mountaineers upset the Orangemen, who were led by Donovan McNabb, at Mountaineer Field. The Orangemen finished the season by winning the Big East title, with the loss to West Virginia their only conference loss.
  • 2000 Music City Bowl, West Virginia 49, Ole Miss 38: West Virginia scored 25 first half points to upset favored Mississippi in coach Don Nehlen's last game coaching West Virginia. West Virginia's Brad Lewis, quarterback, scored a bowl-record 5 touchdown passes and their whole offense racked up 432 total yards on offense.
  • 2002, West Virginia 37, East Carolina University 17: Avon Cobourne rushed for 260 yards to gain the all-time rushing record at West Virginia, while Quincy Wilson ran for 198 yards to beat ECU.
  • 2002, West Virginia 21, No. 13 Virginia Tech 18: Quincy Wilson rushed for 125 yards and a touchdown and West Virginia held Virginia Tech on the goalline to win the game. It was West Virginia's first victory over a nationally ranked team on the road since defeating Boston College 17-14 in 1993, and the first win over a ranked team since defeating Syracuse 35-28 in 1998.
  • 2003, West Virginia 28, No. 3 Virginia Tech 7: West Virginia's victory was the biggest in school history. No. 3 Virginia Tech was the highest ranked team West Virginia had beaten on the football field and was Rich Rodriguez' first win over a Top 10 team. Virginia Tech's only score was on a controversial fumble return Touchdown. (Some fans refer the final score to the game as 28-"7", or West Virginia 28 - Referees 7 - Virginia Tech 0)
  • 2005 West Virginia 46, No. 19 Louisville 44: West Virginia was down 24-7 late in the fourth quarter, and nobody had picked them to win the game. Adam Bednarik, the then starting quarterback for the Mountaineers, injured his foot late in the fourth, and redshirt freshman Pat White took over on a fourth-and-ten. He, along with RB Steve Slaton, engineered 3 scoring drives for the Mountaineers in the last 7 minutes, tying the game 24-24. In a triple-overtime thriller, the Mountaineers prevent Louisville's two-point conversion try, and win it 46-44.
  • 2006 Sugar Bowl, West Virginia 38, Georgia 35: In what is considered one of the biggest upsets in the history of BCS bowl games, West Virginia scored 21 points in the first quarter (and 28 points in the first 20 minutes) to jump ahead early. Steve Slaton, a true freshman running back, won the MVP award and broke Tony Dorsett's Sugar Bowl record of 204 rushing yards. The play of the game was when in the 4th quarter Rich Rodriguez called a fake punt which caught the Bulldogs punting unit off-guard to get the first down and run out the clock to win.
  • 2006 #15 West Virginia 41, #13 Rutgers 39: After losing to Louisville and USF, West Virginia had a chance to finish 2nd in the Big East with a win at Louisville. After beating Louisville, but losing to Cincinnati, Rutgers needed to win this to win a portion of the Big East, and the tiebreaker, since they would have shared it with a Louisville team that they had already beaten. Louisville didn't lose, and Rutgers didn't win. Losing to West Virginia in three overtimes, on the 2-point conversion pass to Ray Rice, much in the same fashion that Louisville lost to WVU in the 2005 matchup. Backup quarterback Jarrett Brown filled in for an injured Pat White (football player), Brown totaled 244 pass yards and a score, and 73 yards rushing and a rushing touchdown. Steve Slaton rushed for 112 yards and two touchdowns.
  • 2007 Gator Bowl, West Virginia 38, Georgia Tech 35: It was the sixth time WVU had played in the Gator Bowl but just the first win. Owen Schmitt and Pat White stepped up as Slaton would sit out after only 3 carries. Schmitt ran 52 yards on WVU's first play of the game. He would score twice before halftime to cut the deficeit to 11. Georgia Tech took an 18 point lead with an early 2nd half TD 35-17. White stepped up and would throw for 2 TDs and run for another in a 9 minute span to give WVU a 38-35 lead and the win.
  • 2007 #3 West Virginia 66, #20 Connecticut 21: The victory for the Mountaineers was led by Pat White as the team clinched a Big East Championship and moved to the #2 position in the BCS standings. The game marked the most points given up by a Huskie team since 2000. White and Steve Slaton became only the third pair of teammates in the Football Bowl Subdivision to surpass 1,000 yards rushing in consecutive seasons, matching Arkansas' Darren McFadden and Felix Jones in 2006-2007 and Minnesota's Marion Barber III and Laurence Maroney in 2003-2004.
  • 2008 Fiesta Bowl, #9 West Virginia 48, #4 Oklahoma 28: In West Virginia's second attempt in the Fiesta Bowl, they were matched with Big 12 Champion Oklahoma. Under interim head coach Bill Stewart, West Virginia was a decided underdog, with most sports analysis picking Oklahoma to easily win. However, West Virginia opened the scoring with a Pat McAfee field goal and never trailed in the contest. West Virginia was dominant on both sides of the ball with Oklahoma having no answer for the speed of the Big East Champion Mountaineers. Patrick White was stellar in leading the high power offense and was chosen the Offensive MVP. Reed Williams led a dominating performance from the defensive unit and was chosen as Defensive MVP.

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References

  1. ^ No. 5: Offense expected to carry load for WVU - AthlonSports.com
  2. ^ Boise State
  3. ^ http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u162/prestonco/454024.gif?t=1179372180

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