Saturday, October 30, 2010

Big East Football Classic..... Sort of. UConn Finally Defeats West Virginia In Overtime

If we kept track of BCS conference standings, and here at the OSG HQ we do, then the Big East Conference would be dead last well behind 5th place ACC.

For the past few years West Virginia has been the lone bright spot in the Big East. The Mountaineers have challenged teams from conferences from the upper half of the BCS food chain and won. Of course that was during the Rich Rodriquez era in Morgantown. The Bill Stewart era has tried to maintain the status quo in Mountaineerland but it just hasn't happened. That's too bad because West Virginia's fans are as passionate as they come.

West Virginia had never lost to Connecticut, until Friday night when an overtime 27 yard field goal by Dave Teggart gave the Huskies a 16-13 win over the Mountaineers.

"I'm proud of everyone and it feels good to beat West Virginia for the first time in seven years." Connecticut head coach Randy Edsall said.

"Tough Loss, I hate it dearly, the Mountaineers played hard, but it was very disappointing." West Virginia Head Coach Bill Stewart said. "Maybe the UConn Huskies fans rushing the field all around us will linger in their mind and hopefully they do not have that feeling too many times during their career at West Virginia."

Here's the game winning field goal and post game sound from WTIC-TV. (Thanks WTIC-TV/FoxCT/Hartford Courant)


Photo Courtesy: Hartford Courant)

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