2007 Gator Bowl

2007 Konica Minolta Gator Bowl
1234 Total
West Virginia 710210 38
Georgia Tech 141470 35
Date January 1, 2007
Season 2006
Stadium Jacksonville Municipal Stadium
Location Jacksonville, Florida
MVP Pat White
Calvin Johnson
Attendance 67,947
United States TV coverage
Network CBS
Announcers Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson

The 2007 Gator Bowl was a post-season college football bowl game between the West Virginia Mountaineers and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on January 1, 2007, at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. Down by 18 in the third quarter, West Virginia scored 21 unanswered points to win 38-35.[1]

The game matched West Virginia from the Big East Conference against Georgia Tech from the Atlantic Coast Conference. West Virginia entered the game ranked #13 in the AP Poll; it was West Virginia's third appearance in the Gator Bowl in the last four years and sixth overall.[2] Georgia Tech accepted a bid to the Gator Bowl after losing the ACC championship to Wake Forest. It was Georgia Tech's first appearance in the Gator Bowl since 2000 and seventh overall.[3]


  1. "Slaton not effective, but West Virginia rebounds for Gator Bowl victory". ESPN.com. January 1, 2007. Retrieved 2010-01-18.
  2. "West Va. returns to Gator Bowl to take on Ga. Tech". ESPN.com. December 3, 2006. Retrieved 2010-01-18.
  3. Van Brimmer, Adam (December 4, 2006). "Tech headed to Gator Bowl vs. West Virginia". Savannah Morning News. Retrieved 2010-01-18.

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