After a long wait, the 2004 WVU football schedule is finally available.

The schedule is marked with three weekday games, including either a Wednesday or Thursday home contest against Syracuse and midweek road trips to Connecticut and Pittsburgh. The latter game, the final one of the 2004 regular season, is on Thanksgiving Day.

The schedule starts out with five consecutive contests, culminating with an October 2 visit to Virginia Tech. At that point, WVU doesn't get an off week, but does get a few extra days to rest and prepare for a Wednesday trip to UConn on October 13.

Two more breaks are built into the schedule, with WVU getting a couple of extra days after the Syracuse contest before travelling to Rutgers. The final respite comes after the home finale against Boston College on Nov. 13, when WVU gets almost an extra week before making the short drive to Pitt to take on the Panthers.

The schedule does appear to be fairly well balanced, as the power teams are not lumped together in tough three or four week stretches. Also, the home/road games are evened out, with just one back to back road combination, and that one (Virginia Tech and UConn) having a few extra days in between.

Three of the six home games are in September, with one in October and two in November.

All three midweek games will be televised on either ESPN or ESPN2, while the Maryland, Virginia Tech and Boston College games all have very good to excellent chances of being picked up as well.

Complete 2004 Football Schedule

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