MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- West Virginia is headed to the Toyota Gator
Bowl for the third time in four years, and the 13th-ranked
Mountaineers will play Georgia Tech on Jan. 1 in Jacksonville, Fla.
West Virginia (10-2) accepted the bid Sunday, hours after a
thrilling 41-39 triple overtime victory over Rutgers.
Georgia Tech (9-4) lost to Wake Forest 9-6 in Saturday's
Atlantic Coast Conference title game in Jacksonville.
"We're very excited about returning to the Gator Bowl," West
Virginia coach Rich Rodriguez said. "Everything they do there is
first class, and it is always a great experience for our team and
for our great Mountaineer fans."
The Mountaineers are 0-5 in the Gator Bowl. They lost to Florida
State on Jan. 1, 2005, and to Maryland the year before. Last year,
West Virginia upset Georgia 38-35 in the Sugar Bowl.