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On This Date:
- West Virginia has an all-time record of 7-6-2. There were two amazing wins on this day. The first was the 1994 Backyard Brawl where Pitt scored with 38 seconds left and went for two to take a 41-40 lead. Chad Johnston (who would have 396 yards passing on only 16 completions) would hit Zach Abraham (six catches, 180 yards, 2 TDs) with 16 seconds left to give West Virginia the miracle win. The most incredible part happened after the game, though, when Don Nehlen and the rest of the team left without Johnston, Abraham and Rahsaan Vanterpool (9 catches, 205 yards, 2 TDs) - the three stars of the game chosen to do interviews.
- The second memorable win from this day was the 2005 triple OT victory over Louisville, 46-44. Down 24-7 and with only minutes left in the game, starting QB Adam Bednarik went out with an injury. In came freshman Pat White. Joining him in the backfield was freshman Steve Slaton, who was replacing an injured Jason Gwaltney. WVU scored again, again and again, eventually winning the game in the third overtime as Eric Wicks tackled Louisville quarterback Brian Brohm short of the goal line on a two-point conversion.
- In 1984, former defensive back Mike Lorello was born. In three years as a starter, he registered 261 tackles, 31.5 for loss, 16 pass breakups, seven forced fumbles, six interceptions and six sacks.
In The News:
Nugget of The Day:
- Quarterback commit Chavas Rawlins had an upbeat reaction to Saturday's game: "Offensively we just weren't ticking. But not everybody is perfect. We will bounce back strong!"
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