Blue & Gold Classic Game Of The Week: 1989 Fiesta Bowl, West Virginia vs. Notre Dame

Blue & Gold Classic Game Of The Week: 1989 Fiesta Bowl, West Virginia vs. Notre Dame


This week we look back on West Virginia’s opportunity to play on football’s biggest stage, as the No. 3 Mountaineers faced No. 1 Notre Dame in the 1989 Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Ariz., with the national championship on the line. Though WVU fell to the Fighting Irish that day, 34-21, that magical 11-1 season still lives in Mountaineer lore.

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    Blue & Gold Classic Game Of The Week: 1989 Fiesta Bowl, West Virginia vs. Notre Dame This week we look back on West Virginia’s opportunity to play
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    #59425

    I still cant watch that game.

    #59457

    I have a policy to never go back and watch a loss. I get why coaches do it to learn from mistakes, but not sure why fans would want to.

    #59532

    I can still remember watching Major come off the field with his arm at an odd angle and realizing something was wrong. That was tough, but so too was the loss of Darrell Whitmore in the season finale. That caused a cascading shuffle in the WVU secondary that really hurt the defense — maybe even more than Major’s injury affected the offense.

    #59688

    Kevin is right. I was at that game ….then to Vegas to try and get rid of some depression. Now it’s time to watch the replay

    #59689

    Nope, can’t watch it again! It was hard enough the first time!!!

    #59745

    I thought I read something years later were some of the ND players admitted they tried to take players out. Head down, high low, whatever it took. Hated ND then. Hate them now.

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