1943 West Virginia Mountaineers football team

The 1943 West Virginia Mountaineers football team was an American football team that represented West Virginia University as an independent during the 1943 college football season. In its seventh non-consecutive season under head coach Ira Rodgers, the team compiled a 4–3 record and outscored opponents by a total of 124 to 79.[1][2] Robert Dutton was the team captain.[3] The team played home games at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia.

1943 West Virginia Mountaineers football
ConferenceIndependent
Record4–3
Head coach
CaptainRobert Dutton
Home stadiumMountaineer Field
Seasons
← 1942
1944 →
1943 Southern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 4 Navy     8 1 0
Miami (FL)     5 1 0
West Virginia     4 3 0
North Texas Aggies     3 4 1
Virginia     3 4 1
Texas Tech     4 6 0
Tennessee Tech     1 5 0
Sewanee     0 3 0
Rankings from AP Poll

In the final Litkenhous Ratings, West Virginia ranked 108th among the nation's college and service teams with a rating of 64.2.[4]

Schedule

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DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 2vs. VirginiaL 0–6[5]
October 9at PittsburghL 0–2012,000–15,000[6][7][8]
October 16MarylandW 6–2[9]
October 23Carnegie Tech
  • Mountaineer Field
  • Morgantown, WV
W 32–06,176[10]
October 30at Penn StateL 7–324,494[11]
November 6at LehighW 53–6[12]
November 13Bethany (WV)
  • Mountaineer Field
  • Morgantown, WV
W 26–133,164[13]

References

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  1. ^ "1943 West Virginia Mountaineers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  2. ^ "2017 West Virginia Football Media Guide". West Virginia University. 2017. p. 176.
  3. ^ 2017 WVU Football Guide, p. 169.
  4. ^ Litkenhous, E. E. (December 17, 1943). "Litkenhouse Selects U. S. Grid Leaders". The Salt Lake Tribune. Salt Lake City, Utah. p. 18. Retrieved April 16, 2023 – via Newspapers.com  .
  5. ^ "Virginia tops West Virginia". Winston-Salem Journal & Sentinel. October 3, 1943. Retrieved May 2, 2024 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Pitt, in its own class, beats West Virginia". The Sunday Star. October 10, 1943. Retrieved July 19, 2024 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Pitt Hands W. Virginia 20–0 Defeat". The Philadelphia Inquirer. October 10, 1943. p. Sports-2. Retrieved May 27, 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ Keck, Harry (October 10, 1943). "Pitt Ends Drought, Tops W. VA., 20–0". Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph. p. Section 2–3. Retrieved May 26, 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "W. Va. beats Maryland 6–2". The Knoxville News-Sentinel. October 17, 1943. Retrieved October 17, 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Lucente scores three touchdowns as Mountaineers conquer Tartans". Press of Atlantic City. October 24, 1943. Retrieved July 19, 2024 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "Penn State thumps West Virginia, 32–7". Sunday News. October 31, 1943. Retrieved July 19, 2024 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ "West Va. Crushes Lehigh, 53 to 6". The New York Times. New York, N.Y. November 7, 1943. p. S2.
  13. ^ "West Virginia bumps Bethany eleven, 26–13". The Pittsburgh Press. November 14, 1943. Retrieved July 19, 2024 – via Newspapers.com.