The Black Diamond Trophy

    Virginia Tech began competing for another prize in 1997 when the West Virginia Mountaineers and the Hokies inaugurated the Black Diamond Trophy to commemorate that series.

    The name "Black Diamond" refers to the region's history with the coal industry. The trophy is sponsored by Rish Equipment Company, which provides funding for athletic scholarships at both Tech and West Virginia.

    West Virginia will attempt to regain the trophy when the two teams meet again in 2017. West Virginia defeated Virginia Tech the first time the two schools competed for the trophy in 1997 and again in 2002 and 2003. Tech gained the trophy back in 2004 with a 19-13 win at home and held on to it after winning 34-17 in Morgantown in 2005. West Virginia leads the overall series, 28-22-1, while the Hokies have won six of nine games since the Black Diamond Trophy was initiated.

    DateVT RankOpponentOutcomeTVLocation
    Nov. 16, 1912West VirginiaW, 41-0Blacksburg, Va.
    Nov. 13, 1915at West VirginiaL, 0-19Morgantown, W.Va.
    Oct. 14, 1916vs. West VirginiaL, 0-20Charleston, W.Va.
    Nov. 10, 1917vs. West VirginiaL, 3-27Huntington, W.Va.
    Nov. 15, 1952at West Virginia *L, 7-27Morgantown, W.Va.
    Nov. 7, 1953vs. #7 West Virginia *L, 7-12Bluefield, W.Va.
    Sep. 28, 1957at West Virginia *L, 0-14Morgantown, W.Va.
    Oct. 25, 1958vs. West Virginia *L, 20-21Richmond, Va.
    Nov. 14, 1959at West Virginia *W, 12-0Morgantown, W.Va.
    Sep. 24, 1960vs. West Virginia *W, 15-0Richmond, Va.
    Oct. 7, 1961at West Virginia *L, 0-28Morgantown, W.Va.
    Sep. 29, 1962vs. West Virginia *L, 0-14Richmond, Va.
    Nov. 16, 1963at West Virginia *W, 28-3Morgantown, W.Va.
    Oct. 17, 1964West Virginia *L, 10-23Blacksburg, Va.
    Nov. 6, 1965at West VirginiaL, 22-31Morgantown, W.Va.
    Oct. 1, 1966West VirginiaT, 13-13Blacksburg, Va.
    Oct. 28, 1967at West VirginiaW, 20-7Morgantown, W.Va.
    Oct. 26, 1968West VirginiaW, 27-12Blacksburg, Va.
    Sep. 22, 1973at West VirginiaL, 10-24Morgantown, W.Va.
    Nov. 23, 1974West VirginiaL, 21-22Blacksburg, Va.
    Oct. 25, 1975at West VirginiaL, 7-10Morgantown, W.Va.
    Oct. 30, 1976West VirginiaW, 24-7Blacksburg, Va.
    Nov. 12, 1977at West VirginiaL, 14-20Morgantown, W.Va.
    Oct. 14, 1978West Virginia
    W, 16-3Blacksburg, Va.
    Nov. 3, 1979at West VirginiaL, 23-34Morgantown, W.Va.
    Nov. 1, 1980West VirginiaW, 34-11Blacksburg, Va.
    Oct. 17, 1981at West VirginiaL, 6-27Morgantown, W.Va.
    Oct. 16, 1982#13 West VirginiaL, 6-16Blacksburg, Va.
    Oct. 15, 1983at #4 West VirginiaL, 0-13CBS (regional)Morgantown, W.Va.
    Sep. 15, 1984West VirginiaL, 7-14USA Network (cable)Blacksburg, Va.
    Oct. 5, 1985at West VirginiaL, 9-24Morgantown, W.Va.
    Oct. 4, 1986West VirginiaW, 13-7Creative Sports Marketing (regional)Blacksburg, Va.
    Nov. 7, 1987at West VirginiaL, 16-28Morgantown, W.Va.
    Oct. 1, 1988#7 West VirginiaL, 10-22Blacksburg, Va.
    Oct. 7, 1989at #9 West VirginiaW, 12-10Morgantown, W.Va.
    Oct. 6, 1990West VirginiaW, 26-21Blacksburg, Va.
    Oct. 5, 1991at West Virginia *W, 20-14BIG EAST Network (regional)Morgantown, W.Va.
    Sep. 26, 1992West Virginia *L, 7-16Blacksburg, Va.
    Oct. 2, 1993at #25 West Virginia *L, 13-14BIG EAST Network (regional)Morgantown, W.Va.
    Sep. 22, 1994#14West Virginia *W, 34-6ESPN (national)Blacksburg, Va.
    Oct. 28, 1995at West Virginia *W, 27-0BIG EAST Network (regional)Morgantown, W.Va.
    Nov. 23, 1996#17#23 West Virginia *W, 31-14ESPN2 (national)Blacksburg, Va.
    Oct. 25, 1997#19at #21 West Virginia *L, 17-30CBS (regional)Morgantown, W.Va.
    Oct. 31, 1998#20#21 West Virginia *W, 27-13BIG EAST Network (regional)Blacksburg, Va.
    Nov. 6, 1999#3at West Virginia *W, 22-20CBS (national)Morgantown, W.Va.
    Oct. 12, 2000#3West Virginia *W, 48-20ESPN (national)Blacksburg, Va.
    Oct. 6, 2001#8at West Virginia *W, 35-0ESPN2 (national)Morgantown, W.Va.
    Nov. 20, 2002#13West Virginia *L, 18-21ESPN2 (national)Blacksburg, Va.
    Oct. 22, 2003#3at West Virginia *L, 7-28ESPN (national)Morgantown, W.Va.
    Oct. 2, 2004#6 West VirginiaW, 19-13ESPN (national)Blacksburg, Va.
    Oct. 1, 2005#3at West VirginiaW, 34-17ESPN (national)Morgantown, W.Va.
    Overall Record: 22-28-1
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