To the place, I be-long
West virginia, mountain momma
Take me home, country roads.
WVU holds off a tough Georgia team to win 38-35.
Our first Sugar Bowl, our first BCS bowl, and our first big bowl that I can remember. Before tonight, it had been nothing but letdowns- a long series of Bowl disasters, and tonight we finally won a big one, and a game a lot of people thought we had no chance to win. I am not going to sleep tonight, and Rich Rodriguez is now the unofficial governor of West Virginia.
That first quarter’s unanswered points were just enough to hold off the Bulldogs. And the fake puint to seal it. Check out these stats:
1st Downs: WVU 28, UGA28
3rd down efficiency: WVU 7-14, UGA 5-10
4th down efficiency: WVU2-2, UGA 1-1
Total Yards: WVU 510, UGA 492
Passing: WVU 124, UGA 277
Comp-Att: WVU 11-14, UGA 20-33
Yards per pass: WVU 7.8, UGA 8.1
Rushing: WVU 386, UGA 215
Rushing Attempts: WVU 61, UGA 28
Yards per rush: WVU 6.3, UGA 7.7
Turnovers: WVU 0, UGA 3
Fumbles lost: WVU 0, UGA 3
Slaton ran for 204 yards and 3 TD.
What a win for WVU, the Big East, and the state of West Virginia. Props to Mark Richt and the Bulldogs for being good sports, too.
And let’s get those miners out safely tonight or tomorrow.