I am still elated over last night’s 70-33 drubbing of Climpsum in the Discover Orange Bowl!
After the break is where we start all the breakdowns and partying.
Geno Smith tied the record for any bowl game with six touchdown passes, and the Mountaineers set a bowl scoring record Wednesday night with their high-powered offense.
However, the PLAY OF THE GAME that completely shifted momentum (permanently) towards WVU’s side was Darwin Cook’s theft of the football from their own endzone and took it 99 YARDS TO THE HOUSE for the WVU touchdown.
Then he tackled the mascot afterwards.
Tavon Austin tied a record for any bowl game with four touchdown catches. Smith went 31 for 42, and had 401 yards passing to break Tom Brady’s Orange Bowl record. Smith also ran for a score, helping West Virginia break the bowl record for points established six nights earlier when Baylor beat Washington 67-56 in the Alamo Bowl.
“Never could we imagine we’d put up 70 points,” Smith said.
Tavon Austin scored all of his touchdowns off of this particular play:
West Virginia finishes the season 10-3 (first 10 win season since 2007… hmm…) and could wind up finishing in the Top 15 in the final rankings. WVU is also 3-0 in the BCS, taking what can be pretty much considered the Triple Crown (Sugar Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, & Orange Bowl) because under the current arrangement, it’s nearly impossible for WVU to get into the Rose Bowl.
Next game is most likely September 1, 2012 in Morgantown against the Moo-U Thundering Terd, with the Mountaineers finally being members of the Big 12 conference. Adieu, Big Least!
Passing: G. Smith (WVU) – 401 YDS, 6 TD
Receiving: T. Austin (WVU) – 11 REC, 117 YDS, 4 TD