Only once had WVU won before a crowd of 75,000 or more people and not since that same game against the Sooners.
So with the season and all its faraway dreams, even in the fifth game and sixth week, very much on the line, the Mountaineers have a field goal and a punt blocked, allow Texas to score a non-offensive touchdown, lose the turnover battle, come up empty on the only turnover caused and go 3-for-12 on third down.
I would like to plug that into a computer to see 1) if that had ever happened to the team and 2) if the team had ever won a game like that. That is a long list of circumstances to overcome – and not unlike Louisville in 2006.
Improbably, and perhaps impossibly, WVU won this one.
All of that, mind you, happens before the largest crowd in stadium history and the largest crowd to ever see WVU play football.
I still think WVU played very well and I’m just as sure Texas was just as fit. They really hit one another with the available arsenal. They each played to their strengths and had moments when a weakness wilted under pressure. There was just an awful lot to like about WVU’s performance and the outcome.
I have to think that when we were back in October 2011 and talking and thinking about the Big 12 that we – and I mean all of us, even with our varied incentives – had nights like that in mind.
Pack it up, pack it in. Let me begin. I came to text. Battle me, that’s a sin. My edits are in brackets – and thank God for that. Buckle up …
Just rode a live bull. A real one.
Apparently “where’s jesco?” Is a taunt for us in Austin. My reply? ” at your mom’s.” … Crickets
Stanford/Arizona going to overtime. [Shame on] you forever [Rich Rodriguez].
I really miss those Thursday night barnburners with uconn [dripping with sarcasm].
Hot damn!!!!! TD!!!!!
We’re not in Piscataway anymore
If Vince Young could read & saw the scoreboard, he’d be pissed
Is Pat Miller out there? Oh no!!!! Hope Texas didn’t read his scouting report!
Nice scheme, DeForest Gump
I know Dana’s hair looks like crap but Gump looks like he just rolled out of bed
Um…do we know how to play defense at all???
_eForest is the worst. No D. Mullen_’d.
Is this de ja vu? Baylor game?
Opening the wine bottle…
Pouring a large glass…
My 2 year old has better kicking fundamentals. Terrible. Go for it every time rest of season.
I’d like to submit my application to join #teamgoforit.
Mountaineer fans take note. No one is sitting down in here.
I don’t think the stick draw has worked since Marshall
You dissect stick draw. It works. Hasn’t worked since. But seriously Marshall…hahahaha
Oh good. Set up the third an long to make our defense look like shot again
CUSHION! Dang it!
Crap Brodrick. It wasn’t 3rd and 40. #quitethecushion
STILL SO MUCH [AMPLE] CUSHION
2 missed tackles. Should I start the tally marks?
OMG THIRD DOWN STOP OH [FIDDLESTICKS] THEY’RE GOING FOR IT
Love Joseph. Love him
More cushin than Kim K’s backside. I don’t get it.
Put me in, coach. All i have to do is brush them with my arms and it’s a tackle, right?
Austin gangnam style!
Nothing cooler than that slow motion shot of Tavon with 5 UT defenders chasing
Feels good to be a card carrying member of #teamgoforit.
I can’t believe there are two teams in college football that are worse than WVU against the pass
Holgomania’s running wild
Did i mention I’m on #teamgoforit?
#TeamSparia — A
You get 4 downs. Might as well use them all.
Feed thy ole mine mule
Two TD but Geno still needs to get his head up. Could have walked into end zone to his left on 2nd & goal
Oops…we broke one! Ouch.
Anybody go helmet to helmet in London Olympics? Get up, [pal]
So I hope that guy’s okay and all, but didn’t we recover fumble just now?
Batting sixth, Karl Joseph…………..Joseph
WE GOT THAT BALL HOMEY
EERS are fard up! I love Karl Joseph. #LikeAboss
Pereira, the new Voice of God!
Karl Joseph is my new favorite KJ.
Not going anywhere near #teamfleaflicker.
Bitancurt needs to fly Spirit Air home in a dog cage. Disgraceful.
How bad is it when your PK is punting?
Things i like: limeritas, bob hertzel, jack daniels and steaks on the grill. Things i hate: our punting game
Special teams… $&”#%}# and I don’t curse usually.
What Heisman QB needs a trick play? Leave the flicker in Tecmo bowl….your wife is beside me and she is hot!!
[FUDGE]. MY HEAD IS FULL OF [FUDGE]
Well, at least we get the ball back.
The wheels on the bus are falling off, falling off, falling off. The wheels on the bus are falling off …
Great use of House of Pain. Great great use right there.
Wow…that’s what happens when you believe the hype..
Why is it not a penalty when half of Texas is on the field celebrating?
Quinton spain couldnt block pat egers barber
Bitancurt? I love that guy!
Jesus…hold the wheel!!!!! Where’s my bottle of Patron?
Hey, manny diaz, how do you feel about pepperoni rolls?
What’s the plan there Grump?!
Pat Miller must have been 30 yards off the line of scrimmage that time
What did I ever do to you, universe?
Curse the TE kryptonite!
Dana looks perplexed…conference call with Jeff Casteel, maybe????
It’s called a wheel route lets learn to cover it
_eForest strikes again!
Could someone tell Josh Jenkins Halloween isn’t till the 31st! He can be a matador then! Ole, big boy!
Our defense consists entirely of waiting for the other team to get a penalty
Last one with the ball wins!
I have to admit – i like to see TX’s energy on the sideline. Means they are excited to play us. I heard tonights game is largest ever attendance?
stadium sounds very loud
That’ll do! Stedman is really underrated, which is amazing for how good he is.
Holy crap. SO EXCITED/SCARED
Another TD saving tackle by Sted. Just another day at the office.
Can’t believe we’re letting the dude from America’s Funniest Home Videos and Dancing With the Stars run all over us!!
That’s on Darwin. Can’t have that.
[Subpar] call on Cook. They didn’t blow the whistle and Shipley didn’t get his ass out of bounds.
My kingdom, such as it is, for a stop.
At least I get to keep my kingdom.
Just so I’m clear the corner philosophy is either all out blitz or 20 yard cushion with back peddle. Brilliant.
Just keep it between the navigational Buies.
So we see how PI won’t be called in league road games
Think that helmet coming off was an accident from Texas?…no way
Sweet like Cinnamon Toast Crunch!
Woooooooo-hot damn!!!! Stedman!!!!
PAT MILLER MAKES A PLAY [UM] YEEEEAAAAAHHHHHH
Pay miller just redeemed himself.
Pat [my back] miller!!!!
MILLER! Something about a blind squirrel and a nut…
Mack’s #teamgoforit application denied!
Pat miller defends the pass! I just witnessed a miracle
To borrow a phrase from M Obama, For the 1st time in my adult lifetime, I’m proud of Pat Miller.
OMG….PAT MILLER DID SOMETHING!!!!!!
I would give up 63 points against Baylor for that play against Texas.
Can the crowd from the Baylor game take back the Boos for Pat Miller?!
Pat “I do 10,000 things wrong but do that one BIG thing right so you don’t totally hate me and I get to keep my job” Miller?!?!??!
Tastes great, less cushion.
Most jarring turn of events I can remember since the second [football] quarter
Anybody else concerned the ref is named LeDoss Lodds?
[VERY IMPORTANT I GET A] DIFIBULATOR!!!!
Fox is showing Dana up close calling plays. Really dirty.
According to Charles Davis, our head coach is Dana Hol-jer-son
I’m cashing in ALL of the mojo I’ve built up. Bending, bending, …..
Starting to come together pepper
By the way, the big east would like to thank miami for leaving
Omigosh. Omigosh. Omigosh. THIS TEAM MAN THEY CRAZY
Charles Davis, who the hell is Holdgersen?
Ok, I’ve waited all game to ask this, but who is wearing #13?
Hol-jer-son? Really FOX announcers? Sigh…
“Hol-jer-son is calling a great game!” -stupid color commentator
WVU gonna be your daddy Texas!!!!!
Buie took the Nestea Plunge!
ANDREW BUIE [VERY MUCH] TO THE MAX!!!
There’s a Mountaineer clap, clap, clap…deep in the heart of Texas!!!!!
What are the new onsides rules again? Probably shoulda studied up.
Iced it! And i’m spent.
Everyone wanted to see Nana on the field. There you go.
I didn’t think we would win this game, I was waiting for the fall.
Game ball goes to dana holgorsen, game of his life
Can’t sleep. Can drink. Can’t complain.