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2004 West Virginia Mountaineers football team

The 2004 West Virginia Mountaineers football team completed the regular season with an 8–4 (4–2 conference record) and traveled to the Gator Bowl, where they lost to the Florida State Seminoles 30–18. The Mountaineers began the season ranked #10, but ended disappointedly by losing the last three games of the season.

2004 West Virginia Mountaineers football
West Virginia Mountaineers logo.svg
Big East co-champion
Gator Bowl, L 18–30 vs. Florida State
ConferenceBig East Conference
2004 record8–4 (4–2 Big East)
Head coachRich Rodriguez (4th season)
Offensive coordinatorCalvin Magee (1st season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorJeff Casteel (3rd season)
Base defense3–3–5
Home stadiumMountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium
(Capacity: 60,000)
Seasons
← 2003
2005 →
2004 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 25 Pittsburgh $+   4 2         8 4  
No. 21 Boston College +   4 2         9 3  
West Virginia +   4 2         8 4  
Syracuse +   4 2         6 6  
Connecticut   3 3         8 4  
Rutgers   1 5         4 7  
Temple   1 5         2 9  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 46:00 PMEast Carolina*No. 10ESPN+W 56–2359,172
September 116:00 PMat Central Florida*No. 10W 45–2032,224
September 1812:00 PMNo. 21 Maryland*No. 7
  • Mountaineer Field
  • Morgantown, West Virginia
ESPN2W 19–16 OT60,358
September 2512:00 PMJames Madison*No. 6
  • Mountaineer Field
  • Morgantown, West Virginia
W 45–1056,609
October 212:00 PMat Virginia Tech*No. 6ESPNL 13–1965,115
October 137:30 PMat ConnecticutNo. 17ESPNW 31–1940,000
October 217:30 PMSyracuseNo. 15
  • Mountaineer Field
  • Morgantown, West Virginia
ESPNW 27–652,909
October 3012:00 PMat RutgersNo. 15ESPN+W 35–3035,079
November 61:00 PMTempleNo. 15
  • Mountaineer Field
  • Morgantown, West Virginia
ESPN+W 42–2152,108
November 1312:00 PMNo. 21 Boston CollegeNo. 13
  • Mountaineer Field
  • Morgantown, West Virginia
ABCL 17–3658,118
November 258:00 PMat PittsburghNo. 21ESPNL 13–1652,641
January 11:00 PMvs. No. 17 Florida State*NBCL 18–3070,112
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

RosterEdit

The 2004 football team featured stars Rasheed Marshall at quarterback, Kay-Jay Harris at running back, Chris Henry at receiver, and a stout defense featuring Pacman Jones (who also played returner), Mike Lorello, Kevin "Boo" McLee, Jahmile Addae, Eric Wicks, and Alton McCann. Brandon Myles also played receiver behind Henry to help out the passing game.

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