Here are the next 4 winners of this year’s 2007 college football bowl game results:
BCS Fiesta Bowl – West Virginia Stomps a Mud Hole in Oklahoma, 48-28
Anyone who thought that Southern Cal or Georgia was mean-spirited in their resounding bowl victories did not see West Virginia slap around the Oklahoma Sooners 48-28 in the BCS Fiesta Bowl.
The 11th ranked Mountaineers lost their head coach Rich Rodriguez to Michigan before the Fiesta Bowl, lost their star tailback Steve Slaton to a first-quarter leg injury, had to pull together under interim coach Bill Stewart, and managed to do it all and then some.
Quarterback Pat White ran for 150 yards and threw for another 176 yards and 2 touchdowns. Noel Devine stepped in for Slaton and ran for 108 yards and 2 touchdowns, one for 17 yards and another for 65 yards to clinch the game in the 4th quarter.
Oklahoma’s powerful offense, which averaged 43+ points per game, was stuck in neutral against West Virginia’s 4th ranked defense. The West Virginia offensive players-White, Devine and Darius Reynaud-seemed to run past Sooners who appeared to be watching them rather than tackling them.
Clearly, some of the bloom has come off of Bob Stoops and his Oklahoma players, who now are a lot less impressive with all of their carping. They were embarrassed last year in the same Fiesta Bowl when Boise State made them look silly with trick plays and a stunning upset. The Sooners need to shut up, ufabet วิธีสมัครregroup and start playing football again.
For a team that was ranked 9th in scoring defense and 8th in rushing defense, the Sooners looked slow when it mattered most. They saw the backs of a lot of jerseys. Give the West Virginia Mountaineers credit; they got it together when it mattered.
It took all of about a day for the West Virginia brain trust to decide that maybe their national search for a new coach should end up in their own locker room as Bill Stewart was named new head coach.
BCS Orange Bowl – Kansas Takes Down the Mighty Virginia Tech Hokies, 24-21