2012 West Virginia Mountaineers Football Schedule

Final Record: 7-6, 4-5 (Big 12)
Date   Opponent Time/TV Tickets
Sep. 1
Thundering Herd Marshall Thundering Herd
Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, WV
Won 69-34
Sep. 8
Open Date  
Sep. 15
Dukes James Madison Dukes
FedEx Field, Landover, MD
Won 42-12
Sep. 22
Terrapins Maryland Terrapins
Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, WV
Won 31-21
Sep. 29
Bears Baylor Bears (HC)
Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, WV
Won 70-63
Oct. 6
Longhorns at Texas Longhorns
Darrell K Royal - TX Mem. Stadium, Austin, TX
Won 48-45
Oct. 13
Red Raiders at Texas Tech Red Raiders
Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX
Lost 49-14
Oct. 20
Wildcats Kansas State Wildcats
Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, WV
Lost 55-14
Oct. 27
Open Date  
Nov. 3
Horned Frogs TCU Horned Frogs
Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, WV
Lost 39-38
Nov. 10
Cowboys at Oklahoma State Cowboys
Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK
Lost 55-34
Nov. 17
Sooners Oklahoma Sooners
Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, WV
Lost 50-49
Nov. 23
Cyclones at Iowa State Cyclones
Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA
Won 31-24
Dec. 1
Jayhawks Kansas Jayhawks
Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, WV
Won 59-10
2012 New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Dec. 29
Orangemen Syracuse Orange
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
Lost 38-14

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    1. Joe
      June 10, 2016 at 6:21 pm

      Gotta hand it to West Virginia. They are working hard to improve on that Big 12 schedule. And somehow, adding Delaware State is improving on the Big 12 schedule…

    2. Tully
      June 10, 2016 at 8:21 pm

      looking at WVUs OOC in recent years and going forward a game with and FCS opponent is not a problem. In most years it looks like WVU is scheduling 2 OOC games with P5 teams.

    3. Dave
      June 11, 2016 at 2:40 am

      I hope the Hornets sting them in the a-s!

    4. David
      June 12, 2016 at 8:00 pm

      Now, had they scheduled Delaware, a constant FCS power… or *any* CAA team, like a James Madison, or Villanova, or Maine, or New Hampshire, we’d give them some credit. But about the bottom of the barrel FCS? What, are they trying to out-Baylor Baylor?

      • Hillbilly gettin Silly
        June 26, 2016 at 2:08 pm

        2017 is their weakest non conf schedule. This year & 2018 on its legit. Look @ their future schedules. Out Baylor, Baylor? Whatever dude. Lay off the smoke.

    5. James
      June 22, 2016 at 7:18 pm

      What a crock of crap! Why not schedule a high football team and save the money. A half a million is ridiculous

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    1. Josh
      September 10, 2015 at 4:14 pm

      I applaud this. Other FBS ADs need to take notes. Fans want to see these kinds of games, not Rutgers at Michigan.

    2. Day
      September 10, 2015 at 4:32 pm

      Fans will be happy to see this, let the couches burn!

    3. Tully
      September 10, 2015 at 5:00 pm

      A good move by both teams. It would be even better if somehow they could make it an end of year game, rivalry week. That would probably require another ACC team to find another OOC game to schedule for rivalry week.

      News flash: This just in, between now and 2024 Baylor also a member of the Big 12 has all of 4 OOC games scheduled with teams from P5 conferences (Duke in 2017 and 2018 and Utah in 2023 and 2024) WVU has 17 OOC games scheduled with P5 teams. Does anyone know when the Incarnate Word at Baylor tickets go on sale?

    4. Grant
      September 10, 2015 at 6:34 pm

      Baylor-Cal possible in Australia for 2016. Baylor-Ark (in Houston) for 2019 and Baylor-Ark 2020 has been rumoured as well as Baylor-Mizzo 2021-22. Will believe it when I see it.

    5. Grant
      September 10, 2015 at 6:39 pm

      ESPN reported West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen says WV will no longer schedule FCS opponents, and wants all FBS programs do the same.

      West Virginia plays Liberty on Saturday, and the Mountaineers have Youngstown State on the schedule next in 2016. After that there are no future games planned against FCS opponents.

      “If we are scheduling two Power 5 schools and a non-Power 5 school, then I wish everyone else would, too, as opposed to what some of the other schools are doing by scheduling an FCS school or two FCS schools and two other non-Power 5 schools. You can figure out who I’m talking about.”

    6. Grant
      September 10, 2015 at 6:47 pm

      Any word on a possible 2019 “neutral field” WV-FlaSt game in Jacksonville? With WV already having Mizzo and NC St on the 2019 schedule, that would be something.

    7. Roger
      September 10, 2015 at 9:15 pm

      So now it might be Cal vs Hawaii in Australia. Tricky logistics for sure.

    8. Mac
      September 11, 2015 at 8:05 am

      Correct me if I’m wrong, but ACC teams can still schedule 4 OOC opponents in the long run, right? If so, there’s a good chance that Pitt could play PSU and WVU annually for years and years to come. If Penn State decides to make Pitt a permanent annual opponent, I believe that starting in 2020, the game should be played Thanksgiving Weekend, and Penn State might have to alter their usual series rotation (hosting the team on even years, traveling to the team on odd years; compared to the current travel to team on even years, host the team on odd years). But this all depends on any long term decisions as far as future opponents and scheduling alterations.

      • Ryan Progin
        September 15, 2015 at 6:20 pm

        Yes, ACC teams can schedule 4 OOC games minus their Notre Dame requirements per year. However, Penn State is only able to schedule 3 OOC games per year. This is where the problem lies… Penn State will play 5 away conference games every year, therefore that year, they must play 3 OOC Home games. That leaves only 1 Home-and-Home option available at a time.

        It is my personal belief that a school like Penn State would be limiting itself by playing Pitt every year for the next 100 years; this would require Penn State to forgo playing scheduling any other Home-and-Home deals, unless they are OK with only playing 5 true home games one season (unlikely!)

    9. Dirk
      September 11, 2015 at 9:19 am

      This is Fantastic! Now if only Texas and Texas A&M will schedule one another too? How about Nebraska and Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas, or even Temple and Pitt? Conference Expansion, and raiding other Conferences have destroyed a lot of great rivalries! ….If you look back to 1982, Pitt could have saved us all from this mess had they agreed to join an all sports Eastern Conference with Penn State, WVU, Syracuse, Boston College, Florida State, Miami, Virginia Tech, Rutgers and Temple, but instead joined the Big East in all sports except football which they remained an Independent, as did the others. …Penn State would go on to join The Big 10, Florida State the ACC, and that left the other 8 Schools which joined the new Big East Football Conference, and we all now what happened after that? …i am a big Pittsburgh Panther fan, and I like WVU and Penn State, and Temple as well, but if Pitt’s Ad at the time wasn’t such a Penn State hater, we would have a Great Eastern Football Conference today, and yes, maybe there would have been still Conference Expansion, but I doubt Penn State would have left a Powerful Eastern Conference where they would have won a lot of Championships, and possible National Championships for the Big 10?

    10. Donna Miller
      April 11, 2016 at 10:40 pm

      What about Pitt/Ohio State???????

    11. Terry Shorr
      April 15, 2016 at 9:43 pm

      As a Mountaineer fan I’d much rather resume a series with VaTech. Their fans have pulses.

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    1. Ken
      September 11, 2015 at 1:07 pm

      Actually the non-conference schedule was reduced from 5 OOC games (BE) to 3 (B12) when they moved conferences.

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    2015 Big 12 Football Schedule Announced

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    1. Tully
      November 19, 2014 at 3:29 pm

      In 2015 59 of the 63 teams which make up the P5 teams will have one bye week. And then there is Big 12 scheduling. WVU, KSU, Texas and Baylor will be the only teams in all of the P5 teams to have two bye weeks.

      Smooth move Big 12. Even within the conference WVU, KSU, Texas and Baylor have an advantage over the other six teams. Add in KSU and Baylor have no P5 OOC games and this scheduling looks even worse.

      • Travis B
        November 19, 2014 at 4:36 pm

        Yep and the extra bye week is a definite advantage.

        The OOC is pretty much garbage. OU, TEX, and WVU are the only B12 teams that consistently play challenging OOC schedules. (I know others do sometimes but they do every year)

      • Mason
        November 20, 2014 at 10:00 am

        Because the Big12 doesn’t have a championship game, they can schedule games on the weekend when the other conferences hold their conference game, thus the extra bye week.

      • Kevin
        July 21, 2015 at 5:01 pm

        In regards to these teams having an advantage because they are the only teams with two byes. WVU, KSU, Texas and Baylor. I haven’t looked at the rest of the P5 schedules but these 4 teams play on a Thursday and have the Saturday before off as you cant play Saturday, Thursday, Saturday. WVU has a bye in week three which was a result of joining the Big12 and had to cancel a game that week and then plays at Baylor, gets the next week off and then goes at TCU on Thursday night and since they travel more than any other team in all of college football for conference games (maybe besides Hawaii) this was also a factor for fairness.

    2. Kyle
      November 19, 2014 at 4:37 pm

      They need to all play the first weekend in December. This can really hurt them and waste a bye week.

    3. Ricky W
      November 19, 2014 at 7:38 pm

      The OOC schedules for Baylor, Oklahoma St and Kansas St are a disgrace. That’s why these programs will never earn a playoff berth. Those weak schedules weaken the overall XII strength of schedule, negative impacting the XII programs who dare to schedule stronger opponents. Texas, Oklahoma, West Virginia and TCU should be pressing their fellow brethren to get their ship into shape.

      Also without a conference championship, the XII will forever remain behind the Pac-12 which plays 9-game schedule AND a conference championship. The B1G will be going to a 9-game conference schedule in 2016.

      The XII needs to be true to their name and get back to 12. But if not suffer the consequences.

    4. Ricky W
      November 19, 2014 at 7:46 pm

      No XII championship game is the rason for the bye.

      But looking at the disgraceful OOC schedules for Baylor, Oklahoma St and Kansas St. those three programs effectively have more then two byes. And each are playing for nothing more than a bowl game. Potential recruits be aware!

    5. Mason
      November 20, 2014 at 12:48 pm

      Most other P5 schools should look at Texas’ OCC schedules and do their best to emulate them. 2 P5 OCC games a year AND a nine game conference slate. Very impressive.

      • Tully
        November 22, 2014 at 10:13 pm

        This will be the first year in a very long time that Texas will play two OOC teams that are in P5 (or BCS conferences). Texas felt pressure to change how they scheduled in 2009 when they had four OOC games and none were with any teams from a BCS conference.

        In fact the Texas 2009 team and the OU 2000 teams are the only teams which made an appearance in a BCSNCG while going 0-0 in OOC games with BCS teams. Even the SEC teams which made the BCSNCG never did that.

        So let’s hold off praising Texas for doing what other teams have been doing for years.

    6. Travis B
      November 20, 2014 at 6:06 pm

      Yes we know that no CCG is the reason for the bye. It shouldn’t be though. If they don’t want a CCG, they shouldn’t be able to schedule games on CCG (postseason) weekend.

      Other conferences have to fit their 12 game regular season schedule in a 13 or 14 week period (depending on the season) and the B12 has to fit their 12 game regular season schedule in a 14 or 15 week period (cause of no CCG)

      I think this is an unfair advantage that shouldn’t be allowed. CCG weekend should be allowed for CCG’s only and teams that are playing an extra 13th, non-regular season game.

    7. Ricky W
      November 20, 2014 at 7:02 pm

      Agree with Travis.

      Should not boast about Texas schedule as they play no CCG, and get an extra bye week to rest, recover and prepare, unlike programs from other P5 conference programs.

      The XII cannot fulfill its bowl commitments this season, with OK St, Texas Tech, Kansas
      and Iowa St not playing in a bowl. And Baylor’s lightweight OOC schedule should keep them out of a major bowl.

      If the XII is not motivated to bring in two more programs, maybe its time for the XII to split up, with half going to the four other P5 conferences and and the other half to G5 conferences. And if Texas doesn’t want to share TV revenue then they can go independent, like Notre Dame.

    8. Tully
      November 23, 2014 at 5:32 pm

      A couple of examples of the absurdity of the Big 12 schedule.
      Texas Tech will play 11 games with out a bye week. After the bye week Texas Tech will play their last game of the season in week 13.
      Kansas will have a bye week in week 3, then play 10 consecutive weeks, ending their season in week 13.
      Baylor will have bye weeks in week 3 and again on week 9, ending their season on week 14
      KSU will have bye weeks4 and again on week 9, ending their season on week 14.
      Well it is funny to see Oklahoma get screwed too. One bye week on week 4 and then play nine consecutive weeks and finish their season week 13.

      I think the two bye weeks for Baylor and KSU are even more absurd as they are two of three Big 12 teams not playing any OOC games with P5 teams.

      The Big 12, where, they all play with each other, it is just some Big 12 teams a more equal than others.

    9. Debra Heston
      February 2, 2015 at 8:39 pm

      Well, I know one game I hope the Sooner’s win. The first one.

    10. Debra
      February 2, 2015 at 8:46 pm

      I am hoping that the Big 12 can get some more good college football teams in like the Big 10 did. I would enjoy seeing the playoff games again with the Big 12 name on it. Does anyone have a team or two that would like to join the Big 12. Maybe a team from California or another Texas team.

    11. Trenton
      February 8, 2015 at 12:19 pm

      Where is Memphis?

    12. Dian H Sims
      May 23, 2015 at 7:38 pm

      What ‘s does the 2017 football schedule look like in October?

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    1. lost in Va.
      November 7, 2014 at 10:14 am

      Sounds OK to me……..would make more sense if Missouri were still in the Big-12, and if W Va. were in the AAC…….

    2. Ricky W
      November 7, 2014 at 1:38 pm

      Any word on scheduling a Pitt-WV home-and-home series?

      Or a Mizzou-BYU series?

    3. Ricky W
      November 7, 2014 at 2:27 pm

      With this announce only five more P5 programs are still in need of P5 OOC opponents for 2016: Missi / Miss St / Arizona / BC / Kansas St

      All five programs have a tendency to schedule lightweight OOC schedules. But with SEC rule kicking in for 2016 the two Missi schools need to lineup a P5 opponent.

      One of the Missi schools might be able to motivate BC to hook up, Or maybe motivate two ACC programs (e.g. Miami, NC, Syracuse, WF) to play two P5 OOC opponents in 2016?

      Snyder at Kansas State prefers a weak OOC schedule on par with cross state rival Kansas. But maybe Kansas St and Ol Miss will hook up for a 2016-17 home-and-home? They need each other.

      Arizona has no P5 OOC opponent scheduled until 2022. How weak is that? The cats have BYU scheduled so likely no P5 OOC opponent for 2016. More than likely finishing off the 2016 OOC schedule with Utah State.

      BC is in a constant sate of scheduling crisis. Still need to confirm two OOC games for 2015. AD Brad Bates may end up at Michigan before the 2015 and 2016 BC schedules are finished. (BC offical website still shows Army playing BC in 2015, but we know that’s not happening). Is the 2015 NM State-BC game still on for sure? Me thinks not.

      • Travis B
        November 7, 2014 at 5:17 pm

        Baylor has there schedule filled and not one single P5 opponent OOC either…

      • David
        November 8, 2014 at 12:35 am

        I’d put more likelihood on a Kansas State/Miss State matching. Both are land grants, and that provides a higher level of connection (something that helped make AU/KSU happen.) BC/Ole Miss makes more sense. Baylor can have Arizona.

    4. Tully
      November 7, 2014 at 9:08 pm

      Baylor Baylor Baylor……How does one even think of leaving Baylor off this list.

      The DECADE the only P5 OOC games baylor has on the schedule is Duke in 2017 and 2018. This sort of scheduling is no accident by Art Briles …Cupcakes all around for baylor

    5. RickyW
      November 7, 2014 at 11:09 pm

      The list above are those programs which still have a “TBA” on their 2016 schedules.

      P5 programs whose 2016 schedules are completed and have not scheduled a P5 OOC opponent: Maryland, Purdue, Penn St, Kansas, Baylor, Utah, Washington St

      P5 programs schedules for next season (completed or not) which do not include a P5 OOC opponent: Missi, Miss St, Vandy, Missouri, NC St, Penn St, Baylor, Okla St, Kansas St, Arizona, Colorado, Washington.

      For this season it was/is: Missi, Miss St, Vandy, Texas A&M, NC St, WF, Penn St, Baylor, Arizona, Colorado, Oregon St.

      Anyone see the recurring cast of characters? Those programs do not earn a pass into the College Football Playoff.

      • Phil
        November 7, 2014 at 11:30 pm

        Depends on how you spin it: This season Baylor, Arizona, Colorado, Oregon State played 9 P5 opponents within their conference which is equal to the total P5 games played by all of the SEC schools and most ACC and Big ten schools due to them playing 8 conference games.
        This year Penn St, WF, NC St, Colorado are having rebuilding years and for the most part would just be happy to compete and maybe make a bowl game.

        It would be nice if all the major conferences could agree to play the same number of conference games.

      • Nicholas Began
        November 12, 2014 at 7:21 am

        A&M had arky but since it moved to the sec it lost it. Asu next year

    6. Ricky W
      November 8, 2014 at 6:28 am

      @Phil said…

      “”which is equal to the total P5 games played by ALL of the SEC schools”

      no, not all… as stated Missi, Miss St, and Vandy played ZERO P5 OOC programs and EIGHT SEC games.

      Anyway, might be time to form a new “Super AAA” conference with Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Kansas, Iowa St, Texas Tech, Washington St, Colorado, Purdue, Indiana, and Illinois, Add BYU, UMass, and invite Marshall, Georgia Southern, and/or North Dakota St to join. I think this would be a competitive conference.

      • day
        November 8, 2014 at 7:57 am

        Yeah, this would be one power conference, one thing is fact. You would have no idea who would come out the winner every year. May be three of the teams make it to a bowl, okay may be just two.

    7. Ricky W
      November 8, 2014 at 1:23 pm

      Most any team can win a game on any given Saturday. Indeed upsets happen all the time. For example this P5 season: Vandy-Temple, Iowa St-NoDakSt, Colo-Colo St, NW-NIU, Purdue-CenMich, Wash St-Nevada, Indiana-BG, VT-ECU, NC-ECU, BC-Colo St, Utah-WSU…

      But to be able to compete week in and week out takes its toll on programs without a lot of depth, with injuries, new coaching staffs, or in re-building years.

      Note some P5 programs appear to be in a perpetual state of rebuilding, which is sad.

      Not that I think it could ever happen, but the point is those programs would be playing competitive games week in and week out, if they were in a conference more appropriate to their level.

      Some things never change.

      Like having to take a beating in a non-conference pay day far away road game just to fund your athletic department budget.

    8. Dirk
      November 9, 2014 at 1:38 pm

      WVU should schedule Pittsburgh, Boston College and Marshall, both schools have open dates in 2017, 2018,and 2019

    9. lil wayne
      May 9, 2015 at 4:42 pm

      Who is marshall

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