Backyard Brawl

The Backyard Brawl
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Football History
First Meeting October 26, 1895
First Meeting Result West Virginia 8, W.U.P. 0
Last Meeting November 25, 2011
Last Result West Virginia 21, Pittsburgh 20
Next Meeting September 3, 2022
Number of Meetings 104
All-Time Series PITT: 61–40–3[1]
Largest Victory PITT: 53–0 (11/08/1904)
Current Streak WVU: Won 3
Longest PITT Win Streak 15 (1929–46)
Longest WVU Win Streak 5 (1992–96)
Last Ten Games WVU: 7–3
Men's Basketball History
First Meeting February 17, 1906
First Meeting Result W.U.P. 30, West Virginia 25
Last Meeting November 15, 2019
Last Result WVU: 68–53
Next Meeting 2020
Number of Meetings 187
All-Time Series WVU: 99–88
Largest victory WVU: 103–63 (2/14/1966)
Current Streak WVU: Won 4
Longest PITT Win Streak 9 (1/17/1931-1/26/1935)
Longest WVU Win Streak 13 (1/8/1957-2/2/1963)
Last Ten Games WVU: 6–4
Locations of Pittsburgh and West Virginia

The Backyard Brawl is an American college football rivalry between the University of Pittsburgh Panthers and West Virginia University Mountaineers. The term "Backyard Brawl" has also been used to refer to college basketball games played annually or semi-annually and may also be used to refer to other athletic competitions between the two schools. It is a registered trademark for both universities,[2] and refers to the close proximity of the two universities, separated by 75 miles (105 km) along Interstate 79.

The football rivalry is the 14th oldest in the United States and is typically shown on national television. In the past, the Backyard Brawl has been seen on ABC, CBS, ESPN, and ESPN2. Through the 104 games played between these two schools, Pitt leads the series 61–40–3.[citation needed]

HistoryEdit

The Backyard Brawl

School University of Pittsburgh West Virginia University
Location Pittsburgh, PA Morgantown, WV
Conference ACC Big 12
Enrollment 28,766 29,616
School Colors Blue & Gold Old Gold & Blue
Nickname Panthers Mountaineers
Mascot "Roc" the Panther The Mountaineer
Football Stadium Heinz Field Mountaineer Field
Basketball Arena Petersen Events Center WVU Coliseum

The football series was first played in 1895, and the game has historically been one of the more intense rivalries in the eastern United States. The rivalry between the two schools is due mainly to proximity. WVU's campus in Morgantown, West Virginia is only about 70 miles south of Pittsburgh (via Interstate 79), and the two schools often compete for the same recruits.

The 1921 edition of the Backyard Brawl was the first college football game broadcast on the radio when Harold W. Arlin announced the 21–13 Pittsburgh victory on KDKA.[3]

From 1962–2011, the series alternated between Pittsburgh and Morgantown on a yearly basis. Before that, the games were held in Pittsburgh on an almost regular basis, with Morgantown occasionally hosting the game. At one point, Pittsburgh hosted the game 11 years in a row (1919–29) and also hosted eight straight contests between 1938–48. (There were no matchups from 1940–42.) In contrast, the most consecutive games West Virginia has hosted were four in a row from 1895–1901, with one of those games held in Fairmont, West Virginia, now the home to Fairmont State University, and one in Wheeling, West Virginia. The most consecutive games played in Morgantown, three, were held from 1932–34.

West Virginia started out the series leading, 5–1. Pittsburgh won four games in a row from 1904–08 (there was no game played in 1905) to tie the series at 5–5. In 1909, the teams played to a 0–0 tie, making the series 5–5–1. The following year, Pittsburgh won 38–0, taking a 6–5–1 lead in the series, and has led ever since. Since the series began interchanging annually between Morgantown and Pittsburgh in 1963, the Mountaineers have held a 25–22–2 advantage over the Panthers.

On November 25, 2004, the Backyard Brawl series saw its 97th game, surpassing the 96–game Penn State–Pittsburgh football rivalry as Pittsburgh's most–played rivalry game. Pittsburgh celebrated the event with a 16–13 win at Heinz Field.

On December 1, 2007, the 100th Backyard Brawl took place. Pittsburgh upset WVU by a score of 13–9. Coming into the game, WVU was ranked first in the Coaches' Poll and second in both the BCS and AP Poll. With the loss, WVU's BCS National Championship Game chances were lowered.

The Mountaineers and the Panthers wore Nike Pro Combat System of Dress, uniforms designed to pay respect to Pittsburgh's steel industry and West Virginia's coal mining industry, for the 2010 Backyard Brawl. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, West Virginia wore a shade of white "that looks as if it has a fine layer of dust on the jersey" and has accents in university gold that "references the canaries used long ago to test toxicity in mines." The helmet has a thin yellow line, designed to look like "the beam of light emitted by a miner's headlamp." Meanwhile, Pitt wore smoky college navy and black jerseys and pants with metallic team gold numerals "to represent the brilliant glow of a blast furnace," according to a Nike website, and matching helmets with a gold stripe and logo "evocative of steel I-beams" and resembling a hard hat.[4] West Virginia won the game in Pittsburgh 35–10.

In September 2015, both universities agreed to a four-game series running from 2022–25.[5][6]

FootballEdit

LocationEdit

 
The 1908 edition of the Backyard Brawl at Exposition Park

The location of the Backyard Brawl has varied much throughout its history. The very first football game took place in Wheeling, West Virginia in 1895. The next meeting, in 1898, was held in Fairmont, a short distance south of Morgantown. The third and fourth contests were held in Morgantown. The year 1902 marked the first time the game was held in Pittsburgh, at Exposition Park, the North Shore home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. 1910 was the first time the Backyard Brawl was held on the Pittsburgh campus, at brand-new Forbes Field. The series was held here for eight of the next nine years, until the opening of Pitt Stadium in 1925 on the opposite end of the University of Pittsburgh campus. Pitt Stadium hosted 5 straight games, until in 1930, the Backyard Brawl found itself at yet another new location, Mountaineer Field, which had opened in 1924 on the campus of West Virginia University. Another change in location occurred in 1981, when the game was played at a new Mountaineer Field in Morgantown. In 1998 and 2000, the game was played at Three Rivers Stadium. The most recent change took place in 2002, when the Backyard Brawl was played for the first time at Heinz Field, the new, full-time home of the Panthers, a year after it was opened.

Notable gamesEdit

  • 2007: On Saturday, December 1, 2007, the 100th edition of the Backyard Brawl took place at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia. The 4–7 Panthers upset the 2nd–ranked Mountaineers 13–9, knocking West Virginia out of the BCS National Championship Game. The game was one of the most important Backyard Brawls, one of the biggest upsets for the Pittsburgh Panthers, one of the biggest upsets of the season, and was voted as the "Game of the Year" by ESPNU.[7] The Mountaineers got revenge when the series returned to Morgantown in 2009, upsetting the No. 8 Panthers 19–16 on a game-ending field goal. The 2009 Backyard Brawl was one of the most watched games in the history of ESPN2.

Game resultsEdit

Pittsburgh victoriesWest Virginia victories
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
1 October 26, 1895 Wheeling, West Virginia West Virginia8–0
2 November 4, 1898 Fairmont, West Virginia West Virginia 6–0
3 October 6, 1900 Morgantown West Virginia 6–5
4 October 5, 1901 Morgantown W.U.P. 12–0
5 October 22, 1902 Exposition Park West Virginia 23–6
6 October 3, 1903 Morgantown West Virginia 24–6
7 November 8, 1904 Exposition Park W.U.P. 53–0
8 November 10, 1906 Exposition Park W.U.P. 17–0
9 November 9, 1907 Exposition Park W.U.P. 10–0
10 November 7, 1908 Exposition Park W.U.P. 11–0
11 November 6, 1909 Morgantown Tie0–0
12 November 5, 1910 Forbes Field Pittsburgh 38–0
13 October 11, 1913 Forbes Field Pittsburgh 40–0
14 September 29, 1917 Morgantown Pittsburgh 14–9
15 October 11, 1919 Forbes Field Pittsburgh 26–0
16 October 9, 1920 Forbes Field Pittsburgh 34–13
17 October 8, 1921 Forbes Field Pittsburgh 21–13
18 October 14, 1922 Forbes Field West Virginia 9–6
19 October 13, 1923 Forbes Field West Virginia 13–7
20 October 11, 1924 Forbes Field Pittsburgh 14–7
21 October 10, 1925 Pitt Stadium Pittsburgh 15–7
22 November 6, 1926 Pitt Stadium Pittsburgh 17–7
23 October 8, 1927 Pitt Stadium Pittsburgh 40–0
24 October 13, 1928 Pitt Stadium West Virginia 9–6
25 October 8, 1929 Pitt Stadium Pittsburgh 27–7
26 October 4, 1930 Mountaineer Field Pittsburgh 16–0
27 October 10, 1931 Pitt Stadium Pittsburgh 34–0
28 October 1, 1932 Mountaineer Field Pittsburgh 40–0
29 October 7, 1933 Mountaineer Field Pittsburgh 21–0
30 October 6, 1934 Mountaineer Field Pittsburgh 27–6
31 October 12, 1935 Pitt Stadium Pittsburgh 24–6
32 October 3, 1936 Pitt Stadium Pittsburgh 34–0
33 October 2, 1937 Mountaineer Field Pittsburgh 20–0
34 September 24, 1938 Pitt Stadium Pittsburgh 19–0
35 October 7, 1939 Pitt Stadium Pittsburgh 20–0
36 October 9, 1943 Pitt Stadium Pittsburgh 20–0
37 September 23, 1944 Pitt Stadium Pittsburgh 26–13
38 September 29, 1945 Pitt Stadium Pittsburgh 30–0
39 September 28, 1946 Pitt Stadium Pittsburgh 33–7
40 November 29, 1947 Pitt Stadium West Virginia 17–2
41 October 9, 1948 Pitt Stadium Pittsburgh 16–6
42 October 8, 1949 Mountaineer Field No. 19 Pittsburgh 20–7
43 November 4, 1950 Pitt Stadium Pittsburgh 21–7
44 November 17, 1951 Pitt Stadium Pittsburgh 32–12
45 October 25, 1952 Pitt Stadium West Virginia 16–0
46 September 26, 1953 Pitt Stadium No. 16 West Virginia 17–7
47 October 30, 1954 Mountaineer Field Pittsburgh 13–10
48 November 12, 1955 Pitt Stadium No. 17 Pittsburgh 26–7
49 September 22, 1956 Mountaineer Field No. 10 Pittsburgh 14–13
50 November 9, 1957 Pitt Stadium West Virginia 7–6
51 October 18, 1958 Pitt Stadium Pittsburgh 15–8
52 October 17, 1959 Mountaineer Field West Virginia 23–15
53 October 15, 1960 Pitt Stadium Pittsburgh 42–0
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
54 October 14, 1961 Pitt Stadium West Virginia 20–6
55 October 13, 1962 Pitt Stadium West Virginia 15–8
56 October 19, 1963 Mountaineer Field No. 3 Pittsburgh 13–10
57 October 10, 1964 Pitt Stadium Pittsburgh 14–0
58 October 2, 1965 Mountaineer Field West Virginia 63–48
59 October 8, 1966 Pitt Stadium Pittsburgh 17–14
60 October 7, 1967 Mountaineer Field West Virginia 15–0
61 September 28, 1968 Pitt Stadium West Virginia 38–15
62 October 25, 1969 Mountaineer Field West Virginia 49–18
63 October 17, 1970 Pitt Stadium Pittsburgh 36–35
64 October 2, 1971 Mountaineer Field West Virginia 20–9
65 November 4, 1972 Pitt Stadium West Virginia 38–20
66 October 13, 1973 Mountaineer Field Pittsburgh 35–7
67 October 12, 1974 Pitt Stadium Pittsburgh 31–14
68 November 8, 1975 Mountaineer Field West Virginia 17–14
69 November 13, 1976 Pitt Stadium No. 1 Pittsburgh 24–16
70 November 5, 1977 Mountaineer Field No. 12 Pittsburgh 44–3
71 November 11, 1978 Pitt Stadium No. 20 Pittsburgh 52–7
72 November 10, 1979 Mountaineer Field No. 12 Pittsburgh 24–17
73 October 18, 1980 Pitt Stadium No. 11 Pittsburgh 42–14
74 October 10, 1981 Mountaineer Field No. 4 Pittsburgh 17–0
75 October 2, 1982 Pitt Stadium No. 2 Pittsburgh 16–13
76 October 1, 1983 Mountaineer Field No. 7 West Virginia 24–21
77 September 29, 1984 Pitt Stadium West Virginia 28–10
78 September 28, 1985 Mountaineer Field Tie10–10
79 September 27, 1986 Pitt Stadium Pittsburgh 48–16
80 September 26, 1987 Mountaineer Field Pittsburgh 6–3
81 September 24, 1988 Pitt Stadium No. 12 West Virginia 31–10
82 September 30, 1989 Mountaineer Field Tie31–31
83 September 29, 1990 Pitt Stadium West Virginia 38–24
84 August 31, 1991 Mountaineer Field Pittsburgh 34–3
85 September 12, 1992 Pitt Stadium West Virginia 44–6
86 October 23, 1993 Mountaineer Field No. 18 West Virginia 42–21
87 October 15, 1994 Pitt Stadium West Virginia 47–41
88 November 24, 1995 Mountaineer Field West Virginia 21–0
89 August 31, 1996 Pitt Stadium West Virginia 34–0
90 November 28, 1997 Mountaineer Field Pittsburgh 41–38
91 November 27, 1998 Three Rivers Stadium West Virginia 52–14
92 November 27, 1999 Mountaineer Field West Virginia 52–21
93 November 24, 2000 Three Rivers Stadium Pittsburgh 38–28
94 November 24, 2001 Mountaineer Field Pittsburgh 23–17
95 November 30, 2002 Heinz Field No. 24 West Virginia 24–17
96 November 15, 2003 Mountaineer Field West Virginia 52–31
97 November 25, 2004 Heinz Field Pittsburgh 16–13
98 November 24, 2005 Mountaineer Field No. 12 West Virginia 45–13
99 November 16, 2006 Heinz Field No. 8 West Virginia 45–27
100 December 1, 2007 Mountaineer Field Pittsburgh 13–9
101 November 28, 2008 Heinz Field Pittsburgh 19–15
102 November 27, 2009 Mountaineer Field West Virginia 19–16
103 November 26, 2010 Heinz Field West Virginia 35–10
104 November 25, 2011 Mountaineer Field West Virginia 21–20
Series: Pittsburgh leads 61–40–3[1]

See alsoEdit

BasketballEdit

The Backyard Brawl moniker is also used for the basketball rivalry between the two schools,[8][9] which dates to February 17, 1905. The teams began competing annually since 1918, and have played each other at least once every season since then.[10] Pitt began playing basketball in the Big East Conference in 1982–83, with the Mountaineers joining in 1995–96. The basketball rivalry has heated up over the last several years as each team has been among the best in the country and the games have taken on added significance. On February 9, 2006, for the first time in the history of the series, in the 169th edition, Pitt and WVU were both nationally ranked as they squared off in Pitt's Petersen Events Center. Pitt won, but a few weeks later, the two ranked teams played at WVU Coliseum with the Mountaineers winning. In the 2008–09 season, the Panthers swept both games during the regular season and came into the tournament ranked No. 2, but were upset by the Mountaineers in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament.

During a February 2010 game when Pittsburgh visited West Virginia, several times during the course of the game, West Virginia fans threw objects at the Pittsburgh team. A Pittsburgh assistant coach was injured when an object was thrown at him. The actions received widespread attention. During the second half of the game, coach Bob Huggins used a microphone to address the fans. West Virginia University President Jim Clements issued an apology to the University of Pittsburgh community. Additionally, West Virginia vowed to address security, as the incident closing followed similar occurrences in games against Syracuse and Ohio State.[11][12][13] This game was followed with a rematch nine days later in Pittsburgh, and while there were no off-court incidents,[14] the game proved to be one of the most memorable in the history of the series as the 25th ranked Panthers upset the fourth ranked Mountaineers 98–95 in the first triple overtime basketball game to be played between the two schools.[15][16]

The 2011–12 season marked the end of the Brawl within Big East conference play. Pitt and WVU traded road wins, with Pitt winning in Morgantown 72–66, and WVU winning at the Petersen Events Center for only the second time ever 66–48. The future of the rivalry is in question as WVU began playing in the Big 12 in 2012, while Pitt moved to the ACC in 2013.

In women's basketball, West Virginia leads the modern series, begun in 1975, 25–18.

 
The 2011 women's Backyard Brawl in Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh victoriesWest Virginia victories
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
1 February 17, 1906 Pittsburgh, PA W.U.P. 30–25
2 February 14, 1907 Pittsburgh, PA W.U.P. 44–14
3 March 2, 1907 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 26–20
4 January 18, 1908 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 58–20
5 March 7, 1908 Morgantown, WV Pittsburgh 20–19
6 January 29, 1915 Morgantown, WV Pittsburgh 42–18
7 January 10, 1918 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 30–20
8 January 25, 1918 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 36–24
9 January 16, 1919 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 35–29
10 March 1, 1919 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 33–30
11 January 15, 1920 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 38–27
12 January 31, 1920 Pittsburgh, PA West Virginia 28–26
13 March 6, 1920 Pittsburgh 33–24
14 February 17, 1921 Pittsburgh 45–32
15 March 12, 1921 West Virginia 43–24
16 January 20, 1922 Pittsburgh 37–27
17 March 11, 1922 Pittsburgh 31–26
18 January 18, 1923 Pittsburgh 26–21
19 March 3, 1923 West Virginia 33–28
20 January 17, 1924 West Virginia 25–23
21 March 10, 1924 West Virginia 28–14
22 January 16, 1925 West Virginia 30–22
23 February 28, 1925 West Virginia 35–25
24 January 22, 1926 Pittsburgh 38–23
25 February 26, 1926 West Virginia 37–30
26 January 20, 1927 West Virginia 29–23
27 March 3, 1927 Pittsburgh 43–33
28 January 18, 1928 Pittsburgh 51–26
29 March 2, 1928 Pittsburgh 45–42
30 January 18, 1929 West Virginia 40–35
31 March 2, 1929 Pittsburgh 41–19
32 February 22, 1930 Pittsburgh 21–19
33 March 18, 1930 West Virginia 33–25
34 January 17, 1931 Pittsburgh 17–15
35 March 11, 1931 Pittsburgh 24–22
36 January 29, 1932 Pittsburgh 33–27
37 March 8, 1932 Pittsburgh 22–19
38 January 28, 1933 Pittsburgh 42–20
39 March 11, 1933 Pittsburgh 45–35
40 January 27, 1934 Pittsburgh 42–21
41 March 10, 1934 Pittsburgh 27–26
42 January 26, 1935 Pittsburgh 35–34
43 March 13, 1935 #21 West Virginia 43–26
44 March 18, 1935 Pittsburgh 35–22
45 January 25, 1936 Pittsburgh 41–26
46 March 11, 1936 West Virginia 43–42
47 January 30, 1937 Pittsburgh 44–36
48 March 13, 1937 Pittsburgh 48–42
49 January 29, 1938 Pittsburgh 43–40
50 March 12, 1938 West Virginia 38–35
51 February 18, 1939 West Virginia 45–42
52 March 11, 1939 Pittsburgh 49–43
53 February 20, 1940 Pittsburgh 68–49
54 March 9, 1940 West Virginia 42–35
55 February 11, 1941 Pittsburgh 56–45
56 February 4, 1942 West Virginia 66–47
57 January 9, 1943 Pittsburgh 48–33
58 February 27, 1943 West Virginia 82–64
59 February 16, 1944 Pittsburgh 59–55
60 February 26, 1944 Pittsburgh 60–57
61 February 21, 1945 Pittsburgh 55–34
62 February 24, 1945 West Virginia 50–47
63 February 13, 1946 #7 West Virginia 61–41
64 March 2, 1946 #7 West Virginia 81–61
65 February 12, 1947 #12 West Virginia 52–41
66 March 1, 1947 #12 West Virginia 72–59
67 February 20, 1948 #12 West Virginia 70–59
68 March 6, 1948 #12 West Virginia 52–36
69 February 16, 1949 West Virginia 54–51
70 March 5, 1949 Pittsburgh 34–32
71 February 25, 1950 Pittsburgh 55–53
72 March 4, 1950 West Virginia 59–53
73 February 17, 1951 West Virginia 56–52
74 February 26, 1951 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 74–72
75 January 12, 1952 Morgantown, WV #11 West Virginia 79–60
76 January 30, 1952 Pittsburgh, PA #10 West Virginia 67–47
77 January 20, 1953 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 95–70
78 February 12, 1953 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 67–65
79 January 16, 1954 Morgantown, WV Pittsburgh 70–59
80 February 16, 1954 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 83–64
81 January 29, 1955 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 88–74
82 February 16, 1955 Pittsburgh, PA West Virginia 93–86
83 January 18, 1956 Pittsburgh, PA West Virginia 84–70
84 February 25, 1956 Morgantown, WV Pittsburgh 94–77
85 January 8, 1957 Pittsburgh, PA #18 West Virginia 89–86
86 February 23, 1957 Morgantown, WV #14 West Virginia 107–93
87 January 15, 1958 Pittsburgh, PA #1 West Virginia 71–64
88 February 22, 1958 Morgantown, WV #3 West Virginia 99–86
89 February 3, 1959 Morgantown, WV #10 West Virginia 73–64
90 February 18, 1959 Pittsburgh, PA #11 West Virginia 90–69
91 January 27, 1960 Pittsburgh, PA #4 West Virginia 76–66
92 February 20, 1960 Morgantown, WV #5 West Virginia 89–75
93 January 18, 1961 Pittsburgh, PA West Virginia 73–68
94 February 18, 1961 Morgantown, WV #10 West Virginia 92–84
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
95 January 20, 1962 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 88–78
96 February 7, 1962 Pittsburgh, PA West Virginia 80–76
97 February 2, 1963 Pittsburgh, PA West Virginia 68–67
98 February 13, 1963 Morgantown, WV Pittsburgh 69–68
99 January 18, 1964 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 92–76
100 February 12, 1964 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 86–84
101 January 11, 1965 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 86–72
102 January 26, 1965 Pittsburgh, PA West Virginia 76–75
103 January 25, 1966 Pittsburgh, PA West Virginia 90–79
104 February 14, 1966 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 103–63
105 January 18, 1967 Pittsburgh, PA West Virginia 102–78
106 February 6, 1967 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 81–62
107 January 17, 1968 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 90–64
108 February 21, 1968 Pittsburgh, PA West Virginia 87–76
109 January 28, 1969 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 90–87
110 February 12, 1969 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 89–69
111 January 14, 1970 Pittsburgh, PA West Virginia 67–66
112 March 3, 1970 Morgantown, WV Pittsburgh 92–87
113 February 3, 1971 Pittsburgh, PA West Virginia 95–91
114 March 3, 1971 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 66–64
115 January 10, 1972 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 91–76
116 March 4, 1972 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 104–90
117 February 5, 1973 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 77–64
118 February 27, 1973 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 59–58
119 December 1, 1973 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 82–78
120 March 2, 1974 Pittsburgh, PA #11 Pittsburgh 83–78
121 December 3, 1974 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 82–78
122 February 12, 1975 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 83–77
123 March 7, 1975 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 75–73
124 January 7, 1976 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 70–61
125 February 11, 1976 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 85–72
126 January 3, 1977 Pittsburgh, PA West Virginia 100–91
127 February 9, 1977 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 90–69
128 March 2, 1977 Philadelphia, PA West Virginia 66–54
129 January 4, 1978 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 71–66
130 February 8, 1978 Morgantown, WV Pittsburgh 87–76
131 January 20, 1979 Wheeling, WV West Virginia 93–92
132 February 3, 1979 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 72–57
133 February 2, 1980 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 68–66
134 February 16, 1980 Pittsburgh, PA West Virginia 67–66
135 January 31, 1981 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 76–63
136 February 21, 1981 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 81–64
137 January 29, 1982 Pittsburgh, PA West Virginia 48–45
138 February 24, 1982 Morgantown, WV #6 West Virginia 82–77
139 March 6, 1982 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 79–72
140 January 15, 1983 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 81–67
141 December 17, 1983 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 56–53
142 December 15, 1984 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 84–65
143 December 14, 1985 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 74–63
144 December 13, 1986 Pittsburgh, PA #17 Pittsburgh 78–57
145 December 12, 1987 Morgantown, WV #2 Pittsburgh 70–64
146 December 10, 1988 Pittsburgh, PA West Virginia 84–81
147 December 9, 1989 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 97–93
148 December 8, 1990 Pittsburgh, PA #11 Pittsburgh 96–87
149 December 14, 1991 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 86–85
150 December 12, 1992 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 82–78
151 December 11, 1993 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 99–91
152 December 10, 1994 Pittsburgh, PA West Virginia 84–80
153 January 6, 1996 Morgantown, WV Pittsburgh 84–83
154 February 29, 1996 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 83–63
155 February 1, 1997 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 74–59
156 January 28, 1998 Pittsburgh, PA #17 West Virginia 76–72
157 February 3, 1998 Morgantown, WV #15 West Virginia 90–72
158 February 17, 1999 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 69–67
159 February 10, 2000 Charleston, WV West Virginia 62–58
160 January 31, 2001 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 63–46
161 February 8, 2001 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 69–68
162 February 16, 2002 Morgantown, WV #14 Pittsburgh 85–75
163 March 2, 2002 Pittsburgh, PA #10 Pittsburgh 92–65
164 January 14, 2003 Morgantown, WV #3 Pittsburgh 80–61
165 February 12, 2003 Pittsburgh, PA #7 Pittsburgh 82–46
166 February 21, 2004 Morgantown, WV #5 Pittsburgh 67–58
167 February 5, 2005 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 83–78
168 February 23, 2005 Pittsburgh, PA West Virginia 70–66
169 February 9, 2006 Pittsburgh, PA #14 Pittsburgh 57–53
170 February 27, 2006 Morgantown, WV #18 West Virginia 67–62
171 March 9, 2006 New York, NY #19 Pittsburgh 68–57
172 February 7, 2007 Morgantown, WV #7 Pittsburgh 60–47
173 February 27, 2007 Pittsburgh, PA #12 Pittsburgh 80–66
174 February 7, 2008 Pittsburgh, PA #21 Pittsburgh 55–54
175 March 3, 2008 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 76–62
176 January 25, 2009 Morgantown, WV #4 Pittsburgh 79–67
177 February 9, 2009 Pittsburgh, PA #4 Pittsburgh 70–59
178 March 12, 2009 New York, NY West Virginia 74–60
179 February 3, 2010 Morgantown, WV #6 West Virginia 70–51
180 February 12, 2010 Pittsburgh, PA #25 Pittsburgh 98–95
181 February 7, 2011 Morgantown, WV #4 Pittsburgh 71–66
182 February 24, 2011 Pittsburgh, PA #4 Pittsburgh 71–58
183 January 30, 2012 Morgantown, WV Pittsburgh 72–66
184 February 16, 2012 Pittsburgh, PA West Virginia 66–48
185 December 9, 2017 Pittsburgh, PA #18 West Virginia 69–60
186 December 8, 2018 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 69–59
187 November 15, 2019 Pittsburgh, PA West Virginia 68–53
Series: West Virginia leads 99–88

SoccerEdit

Men's soccerEdit

Pittsburgh victoriesWest Virginia victoriesTie games
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
1 October 13, 1962 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 5–1
2 October 19, 1963 Morgantown, WV Pittsburgh 4–0
3 October 10, 1964 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 3–1
4 October 30, 1965 Morgantown, WV Pittsburgh 3–1
5 October 29, 1966 Pittsburgh, PA West Virginia 1–0
6 October 21, 1967 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 5–1
7 October 25, 1968 Pittsburgh, PA West Virginia 3–0
8 October 24, 1969 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 1–0
9 November 7, 1970 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 1–0
10 November 6, 1971 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 1–0
11 November 3, 1972 Pittsburgh, PA West Virginia 1–0
12 October 13, 1973 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 2–0
13 October 22, 1974 Pittsburgh, PA West Virginia 2–0
14 November 8, 1975 Pittsburgh, PA West Virginia 1–0
15 November 5, 1976 Pittsburgh, PA West Virginia 2–0
16 November 1, 1977 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 3–2
17 November 10, 1978 Pittsburgh, PA West Virginia 3–0
18 November 7, 1979 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 3–0
19 October 25, 1980 Pittsburgh, PA West Virginia 4–0
20 November 5, 1981 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 6–1
21 November 3, 1982 Pittsburgh, PA West Virginia 2–1
22 October 1, 1983 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 2–1
23 October 13, 1984 Pittsburgh, PA West Virginia 1–0
24 October 11, 1985 Morgantown, WV Tie0–0
25 October 8, 1986 Pittsburgh, PA West Virginia 2–0
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
26 September 22, 1987 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 2–0
27 September 21, 1988 Pittsburgh, PA West Virginia 3–1
28 September 20, 1989 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 2–0
29 September 19, 1990 Pittsburgh, PA West Virginia 4–2
30 October 16, 1991 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 1–0
31 October 26, 1994 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 4–1
32 November 1, 1995 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 4–1
33 October 9, 1996 Pittsburgh, PA West Virginia 2–1
34 September 10, 1997 Morgantown, WV Pittsburgh 3–2
35 September 30, 1998 Pittsburgh, PA West Virginia 3–0
36 September 8, 1999 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 3–1
37 October 4, 2000 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 1–0
38 September 19, 2001 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 2–0
39 October 2, 2002 Pittsburgh, PA Tie0–0
40 October 21, 2003 Morgantown, WV Tie3–3
41 October 27, 2004 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 2–1
42 October 5, 2005 Pittsburgh, PA West Virginia 2–0
43 October 10, 2007 Pittsburgh, PA West Virginia 3–1
44 October 8, 2008 Morgantown, WV Tie1–1
45 October 6, 2009 Pittsburgh, PA Tie0–0
46 October 13, 2010 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 2–0
47 October 12, 2011 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 2–0
48 September 26, 2017 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh 7–0
49 October 23, 2018 Morgantown, WV West Virginia 2–1
Series: West Virginia leads 34–10–5

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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