Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year

A little late in the day, but it's still January 1 for a few more minutes.

New Year's Day means college bowl games, and overall, it was a pretty good day for us. Georgia Tech played a heck of a game, but ended up losing 35-38 in the Gator Bowl. No loss is ever pleasant, but it's hard to be too disappointed considering that a) our opponent (12th-ranked West Virginia) was a two-touchdown favorite and b) our starting quarterback was benched less than two weeks before the game. Both our key offensive players had career record performances: Calvin Johnson had 186 receiving yards (with multiple fantastic catches), and Tashard Choice had 170 rushing yards. But the most impressive statistics were for sophomore Taylor Bennett: in only his second start as Tech's QB, he passed for 326 yards, completing 19 of 29 attempts, with 1 unfortunately-timed interception. Needless to say, Tech vastly exceeded expectations today, and made WVU work hard for their win. Next season holds a lot of promise for the Jackets, especially if, by some miracle, Calvin decides to return for his senior year!

Oh yeah, Auburn won, too, which is always good news.

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