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2001 West Virginia Mountaineers football team

The 2001 West Virginia Mountaineers football team represented West Virginia University in the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season. Under new head coach Rich Rodriguez the Mountaineers football 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 school's first loss to the Owls since 1984 and first home loss to the school since 1979.

2001 West Virginia Mountaineers football
West Virginia Mountaineers logo.svg
ConferenceBig East Conference
2001 record3–8 (1–6 Big East)
Head coachRich Rodriguez (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorPhil Elmassian (1st season)
Home stadiumMountaineer Field
(Capacity: 63,500)
Seasons
← 2000
2002 →
2001 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 1 Miami (FL) $#   7 0         12 0  
No. 14 Syracuse   6 1         10 3  
No. 21 Boston College   4 3         8 4  
No. 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 National Champion
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 112:00 PMat Boston CollegeABCL 10–3442,482
September 81:00 PMOhio*W 20–352,995
September 221:00 PMKent State*
  • Mountaineer Field
  • Morgantown, WV
W 34–1447,458
September 293:30 PMat No. 25 Maryland*L 20–3240,166
October 61:00 PMNo. 6 Virginia Tech
  • Mountaineer Field
  • Morgantown, WV
ESPN2L 0–3563,271
October 132:30 PMat Notre Dame*NBCL 24–3480,795
October 257:30 PMat No. 1 Miami (FL)ESPN2L 3–4544,411
November 31:00 PMRutgers
  • Mountaineer Field
  • Morgantown, WV
MSNW 80–744,685
November 1012:00 PMat No. 14 SyracuseESPN+L 13–2443,753
November 171:00 PMTemple
  • Mountaineer Field
  • Morgantown, WV
L 14–1737,120
November 2412:00 PMPittsburgh
ESPNL 17–2344,407

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