Blue & Gold News Classic Of The Week: 2006 Sugar Bowl, West Virginia vs. Georgia
Hurricane Katrina forced the 2006 Sugar Bowl to be moved from its usual New Orleans home to the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. So, it was basically a home field for the No. 8 Georgia Bulldogs when Rich Rodriguez brought his young No. 11 Mountaineers to town for a bowl showdown. WVU was a prohibitive underdog, but its freshman backfield of Pat White and Steve Slaton didn’t know they we’re supposed to win. West Virginia jumped out to an amazing 31-14 lead in the first, but had to hold on tight down the stretch to leave ATL with a 38-35 victory.