5 Teams West Virginia Has Shockingly Never Defeated

By David Hayes
The West Virginia Mountaineers football team has surprisingly never defeated any of these five teams in program history.
The West Virginia Mountaineers football team has surprisingly never defeated any of these five teams in program history. / Joe Robbins/Getty Images
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The West Virginia Mountaineers have a rich and storied history as a college football program, and you don't get a seat at that kind of table without earning it over sustained periods of success against a wide variety of opponents.

With countless player and coaching talents passing through Morgantown for more than a century, one might think the Mountaineers would have pulled at least one over on each of their opponents somewhere along the line. Keeping that in mind, here's a look at the five most surprising FBS opponents West Virginia has surprisingly never beaten.

Teams WVU Has Never Beaten

*Note: All opponents included below are limited to current FBS programs that have played West Virginia at least once.

5. Wisconsin Badgers

Wisconsin football helmet.
Wisconsin football helmet. / Stacy Revere/Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (0-4-0)
Most Recent Meeting: Aug. 30, 2003
Final Score: Wisconsin 24 | WVU 17

4. Utah Utes

Utah football helmet.
Utah football helmet. / Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (0-2-0)
Most Recent Meeting: Dec. 26, 2017 (Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl)
Final Score: Utah 30 | WVU 14

3. Oregon State Beavers

Oregon State football helmet.
Oregon State football helmet. / William Mancebo/Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (0-2-0)
Most Recent Meeting: Oct. 27, 1962
Final Score: Oregon State 51 | WVU 22

2. Rice Owls

Rice football helmet.
Rice football helmet. / Mark Brown/Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (0-1-0)
Most Recent Meeting: Oct. 3, 1964
Final Score: Rice 24 | WVU 0

1. Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors

Hawaii football helmet.
Hawaii football helmet. / Loren Orr/Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (0-1-0)
Most Recent Meeting: Oct. 11, 1980
Final Score: Hawai'i 16 | WVU 13


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