Saturday, August 15, 2009
2006 Sugar Bowl
This touchdown was the first of four for WVU in the first half of the 2006 Nokia Sugar Bowl. In fact, WVU raced out to a 28-0 lead early in the 2nd quarter. I enjoyed the show. I celebrated with my friends as the Mountaineers built this lead in the Georgia Dome, but deep down inside I wondered if a 28 point lead was enough. My suspicions were confirmed as WVU went into the half up by only ten... 31-21.
Georgia was never able to take the lead from the Mountaineers, though. WVU pulled out a 38-35 victory, but it took everything in WVU arsenal to protect the lead. WVU didn't commit a single turnover, Pat White had a nearly perfect completion percentage, Steve Slaton ran for over 200 yards and WVU punter Phil Brady executed a key fake punt that helped ensure WVU kept the ball from the Georgia offense late in the 4th quarter. WVU played a perfect game.
The scene in the Georgia Dome was amazing. Country Roads was being sang by WVU fans all over the stadium. It was an instant party. Here's a picture of my friends and I after the game. You can tell by the look on our faces we'd just witness something pretty special.