1919 West Virginia Mountaineers football team

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1919 West Virginia Mountaineers football
Conference Independent
1919 record 8–2
Head coach Mont McIntire (3rd season)
Captain Ira Rodgers
Seasons
← 1917
1920 →
1919 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Centre         9 0 0
Notre Dame         9 0 0
Harvard         9 0 1
Navy         7 1 0
Penn State         7 1 0
Dartmouth         6 1 1
West Virginia         8 2 0
Wash. & Jeff.         6 2 0
Syracuse         8 3 0
Penn         6 2 1
Pittsburgh         6 2 1
Army         6 3 0
USC         4 1 0
Yale         5 3 0
Villanova         5 3 1
Montana         2 3 2
Idaho         2 3 0
SBUC         2 6 0

The 1919 West Virginia Mountaineers football team represented the West Virginia Mountaineers during the 1919 college football season. The Mountaineers completed the regular season with a 8–2 record.[1]

As a senior, in 1919, Ira Rodgers had one of the greatest seasons of any player from WVU. Rodgers led the nation in scoring with 147 points on 19 touchdowns and 33 extra-point kicks. He also threw 11 touchdown passes, which was a rare feat for that era and a WVU record until 1949. Rodgers earned consensus All-American honors that season, the first All-American in WVU history.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 27 Marietta* W 61–0    
October 4 Westminster (PA)* WVU Athletic Field • Morgantown, WV W 55–0    
October 11 at Pittsburgh* Forbes FieldPittsburgh, PA (Backyard Brawl) L 0–26    
October 18 at Maryland* College Park, MD W 27–0    
October 25 vs. Bethany (WV)* Wheeling, WV W 60–0    
November 1 at Princeton* Palmer StadiumPrinceton, NJ W 25–0    
November 8 vs. Centre* Charleston, WV L 6–14    
November 15 Rutgers* WVU Athletic Field • Morgantown, WV W 30–7    
November 22 Ohio Wesleyan* WVU Athletic Field • Morgantown, WV W 55–0    
November 25 Washington & Jefferson* WVU Athletic Field • Morgantown, WV W 7–0    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Eastern Time.

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