2007 Toyota Gator Bowl
62nd Gator Bowl
1234 Total
Georgia Tech 141470 35
West Virginia 710210 38
DateJanuary 1, 2007
Season2006
StadiumJacksonville Municipal Stadium
LocationJacksonville, Florida
MVPPat White (QB, West Virginia)
Calvin Johnson (WR, Georgia Tech)
Attendance67,947
United States TV coverage
NetworkCBS
AnnouncersVerne Lundquist and Gary Danielson
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The 2007 Gator Bowl was a post-season college football bowl game between the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the West Virginia Mountaineers played on January 1, 2007, at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida, United States. For sponsorship reasons, the bowl was officially known as the Toyota Gator Bowl.[1] Down by 18 in the third quarter, West Virginia scored 21 unanswered points to win, 38–35.[2]

The game matched Georgia Tech from the Atlantic Coast Conference against West Virginia from the Big East 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.[3] 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.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Toyota Gator Bowl". Quad-City Times. Davenport, Iowa. Gannett News Service. January 1, 2007. p. 13. Retrieved November 25, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Slaton not effective, but West Virginia rebounds for Gator Bowl victory". ESPN.com. January 1, 2007. Retrieved January 18, 2010.
  3. ^ "West Va. returns to Gator Bowl to take on Ga. Tech". ESPN.com. December 3, 2006. Retrieved January 18, 2010.
  4. ^ Van Brimmer, Adam (December 4, 2006). "Tech headed to Gator Bowl vs. West Virginia". Savannah Morning News. Retrieved January 18, 2010.[permanent dead link]