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West Virginia Mountaineers Football

College: West Virginia University (WVU, West Virginia)

Conference: Big 12 Conference

Stadium: Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium (capacity 60,000)

Head Coach: Neal Brown (2019-present)

2023 Season Record: 9-4

Legendary Alumni: Sam Huff, Chuck Howley, Daryl Talley, Marc Bulger, Mike Vanderjagt

Fight Song: “Hail, West Virginia”

National Championships: None (15 conference titles and 17 Bowl wins)

West Virginia Mountaineers Football

Named after the tough mining men who dug their way into this region, the West Virginia Mountaineers did not enjoy their introduction to college football in 1891 (played on a field meant for cows) very much, losing by the considerable margin of 72-0, but continued to build a strong football program over the decades until the team emerged as a force in the 1950s, winning five conference titles in just six seasons. The Mountaineers also had success in the Peach Bowl, claiming the prize on three occasions from the 1960s to the 1980s. The team’s next big surge came in the early 2000s, when they not only topped the Big East Conference six times in nine years but also claimed a Gator Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, and Orange Bowl. Recent years have seen mixed results after a shift to the competitive Big 12 Conference, though the team has at least remained competitive. 

How can I get cheap tickets to West Virginia Mountaineers football games?

With a population just over 30,000, Morganstown is very much a typical small rural college town, but its Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium (which can hold twice the population of the town) still frequently fills up on Mountaineers game nights. Finding tickets can be quite difficult in this football-mad state, particularly for decisive conference games, rivalry matchups (see below), and Bowl games. TicketX is the place to go for the cheapest tickets to all the best West Virginia Mountaineers football games at Mountaineer Field. Our handy stadium seating chart is the simplest way to compare various seating options in terms of price and location. Purchase the cheapest West Virginia Mountaineers football tickets with the lowest commission fees from TicketX with just one click! 

West Virginia Mountaineers football rivalries

The West Virginia Mountaineers’ most intense rivalry is with the Pittsburgh Panthers of “Pitt” (the University of Pittsburgh). Known as the Backyard Brawl, the rivalry dates way back to 1895, and with just 70 miles between the campuses, it is very much a local battle. The Mountaineers also periodically contest other local rivalries against the Virginia Tech Hokies and Maryland Terrapins. Rivalries slightly further afield include the Penn State Nittany Lions and Cincinnati Bearcats.

Are West Virginia Mountaineers football games exciting?

Mountaineers fans are a passionate group, raising their voices at games to regale the team with John Denver’s most famous song “Country Roads, Take Me Home” after home victories (Denver famously performed the song at the stadium’s inauguration) and belting out “Fight Virginia” and “Hail, West Virginia” along with the Pride of Virginia marching band (whose drums are known to exceed 220 beats per minute). The Mountaineer mascot, a mountain man with a raccoon skin cap and musket (played by students each year, many who grow beards to better play the part) blasts off his musket before kickoff, the start of each quarter, and every time the Mountaineers score. Fans also cloak the stadium in all-gold, all-blue, or “stripes” (different sections wearing different colors) for an impressive visual spectacle. Pep rallies and tailgating build up to game day, with the Mountaineer Mantrip (named for the coal shuttle cars that once ferried men into the mines) featuring players and coaches walking towards the stadium accompanied by cheering fans. On the way into Mountaineer Field, each player also rubs a large piece of coal for good luck. Tailgating parties are the highlight of the buildup to each game as well, with fans gathering many hours before the game to grill, drink, and socialize. Do not delay–get your West Virginia Mountaineers football tickets from TicketX today and join in the party!


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