Wow. Just W-O-W. A record setting Orange Bowl victory for the Mountaineers and you can get your own shirt to commemorate the occasion. Seventy points. Seven Zero. Put that in your Musket and smoke it.
Dana, Tavon, Geno and company certainly put on a BCS bowl show for the ages. 593 yards, 31 first downs and of course 70 points. Geno Smith was the MVP, putting up 401 passing yards and 6 TD passes and another 1 rushing. Tavon chipped in 11 receptions for 117 yards and 4 TDs with another 46 yards on the ground, finishing the season as the NCAA FBS leader for all-purpose yards in the 2011 season.
WVU gave up a long touchdown run early and it was looking like it was going to be a back and forth game. Then THE PLAY happened. In a game that featured 103 points scored, it was a defensive play that set momentum squarely on the side of the Mountaineers for the remainder of the game. Clemson was looking to recapture the lead when Andre Ellington took the hand-off on first and goal from the 3, only to fumble the ball away to Darwin Cook who turned and ran the ball 99 yards (and 35 inches according to EDSBS) the other way for the score. Shawne Alston also chipped in 2 rushing touchdowns and Stedman Bailey and Willie Milhouse each contributed a touchdown reception to the onslaught.