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West Virginia Mountaineers tickets were the best Big East Football tickets in the conference in 2005. The Mountaineers put up a 7-0 record in the Big East and rolled over the competition time and time again. It was no wonder either as the Mountaineers featured some of the top performers in the Big East on their roster. The combination of talent and superior coaching from Rich Rodriguez in his fifth year put West Virginia Mountaineers tickets on top.

Mountaineers quarterback Patrick White was worth a trip to Mountaineer Field all by himself. White was the architect of a Big East Championship, running for a record 952 yards and scoring seven touchdowns. In the passing game, White completed 57% of his passes and notched 8 TD’s while compiling an efficiency rating of 132.41. What’s in store for 2006? Rodriguez expects White to be even better now that he has a year of college football on his resume. White improving on his play of 2005 has to be scary for Bog East opponents.

At running back the Mountaineers featured Steve Slaton. Slaton earned Rookie of the Year honors in the Big East by rushing for 1,128 yards, scoring 19 touchdowns, and passing the century mark in five of the seven games where he started. His performance is even more remarkable when you consider the fact that Slaton never played a minute of spring ball with the Mountaineers. The Mountaineers also have senior Jason Colson, a versatile back with the ability to catch the ball coming out of the backfield. .

While West Virginia is primarily a running team, the wide receivers did enough in 2005 to keep defenses honest. Brandon Myles caught 34 passes for 536 yards and three touchdowns. Darius Reynaud had five scoring passes while finishing second on the team with five passing touchdowns.

During their Big East Championship run, Mountaineers ticket holders watched their team dominate at Mountaineer Field. By putting up wins over quality opponents like Louisville, Connecticut, and Pittsburgh at Mountaineers Field, fans were ready for anything the week of a home game. And they especially enjoyed the Mountaineers trip to the Sugar Bowl.

The Mountaineers went into the Sugar Bowl pitted against Georgia. Because of Hurricane Katrina, the Sugar Bowl was held in the Georgia Dome in front of a decidedly pro-Bulldog crowd. But West Virginia sent the Bulldogs crowd home unhappy by pasting a 38-35 loss on Georgia. The star of the game was Steve Slaton. Slaton set a Sugar Bowl record with 204 yards rushing and had a pair of 52 yard touchdown runs among his three rushing scores. West Virginia took a 28-0 lead early in the game but Georgia battled back to within a field goal on two separate occasions. Late in the game the Mountaineers lined up for a punt but kicker Phil Brady took off on a 10-yard jaunt, got the first down, and sealed the Sugar Bowl win for West Virginia.

In 2006 West Virginia Mountaineers ticket holders will be primed and ready to go. Mountaineers tickets are the hottest thing in the big East. Do you have yours?


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