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The Greatest Moments in Mountaineers History

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5. WVU vs Boston College, Oct. 20, 1984

The Mountaineers improved their record against future Heisman winner Doug Flutie to 3-0 with a 21-20 win in Morgantown. WVU decided to blitz Flutie all day, and the third-ranked Eagles were held to their lowest point-total of the season and 1 of 12 on third downs. West Virginia improved to 6-1 and went on to beat TCU in the Bluebonnet Bowl.

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4. WVU vs Georgia, Jan. 2, 2006

West Virginia bolted out to a 28-0 lead on SEC champion Georgia and held on for a 38-35 Sugar Bowl win that was held in the Bulldogs' backyard at the Georgia Dome. Steve Slaton set a Sugar Bowl record with 204 rushing yards and also scored three touchdowns. West Virginia clinched the upset when it successfully faked a punt on fourth-and-five from the Georgia 48 with 1:45 remaining, enabling the Mountaineers to run out the clock and finish the season 11-1 and ranked No. 5.

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3. WVU vs Oklahoma, Jan. 2, 2008

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West Virginia entered the Fiesta Bowl against No. 3 Oklahoma as heavy underdogs after losing its final regular season game 13-9 to Pittsburgh, costing the Mountaineers a shot at the national title. WVU also had lost coach Rich Rodriguez, who left for Michigan three weeks before the Fiesta Bowl. Quarterback Pat White led the WVU offense to a mind-boggling 349 rushing yards (OU allowed less than 92 rushing yards per game) as the Mountaineers hammered OU 48-28 -- a game that earned interim coach Bill Stewart the permanent head coaching job.

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2. WVU vs Miami, Nov. 20, 1993

The largest crowd ever at Mountaineer Field saw undefeated West Virginia upset No. 4 Miami 17-14, handing the Hurricanes their first Big East loss since joining the conference in 1991. Robert Walker scored the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter and Jake Kelchner sealed it with a drive-extending 41-yard completion to Jay Kearney that enabled WVU to run out the clock. West Virignia finished the regular season unbeaten before losing to Florida in the Sugar Bowl.

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1. WVU vs Penn State, Oct. 29, 1988

West Virginia exploded for 421 yards and 41 points in the first half and embarassed proud Penn State 51-30. Major Harris announced his Heisman candidacy with a stellar performance (he would finish fifth) and West Virginia announced its candidacy for the national championship (which they would lose to Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl). After scoring the most points against a Joe Paterno Penn State team, delirious West Virginia fans stormed the field with 49 seconds left, ending the game -- and starting the party -- early.

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