On This Day: Mountaineers Post Shutout in Backyard Brawl Win During 75th Season
West Virginia may not have won the return of the Backyard Brawl at the start of this season, but the Mountaineers have had their share of great moments in the history of the rivalry. One of those big wins for WVU over Pitt happened on this day 55 years ago.
Way back on October 7, 1967, WVU in the midst of the 75th season in program history, shut Pitt out at the old Mountaineer Field to keep their season rolling along. Led by a group effort of 151 yards on the ground, WVU won 15-0. Running back Ben Siegfried was the top rusher with 57 yards in the game. Quarterback Garland Hudson also threw for 113 yards on only 10 completed passes.
Despite losing 3 games after the Brawl to finish with a 5-4-1 overall record, WVU won the Southern Conference, going undefeated at 3-0-1 in conference play besides a tie.