1994 Sugar Bowl

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1994 USF&G Sugar Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Florida 7 14 14 6 41
West Virginia 7 0 0 0 7
Date January 1, 1994
Season 1993
Stadium Louisiana Superdome
Location New Orleans, Louisiana
MVP Florida RB Eric Rhett
Favorite West Virginia by 9
Attendance 75,437
United States TV coverage
Network ABC Sports
Announcers: Brent Musburger and Dick Vermeil
Sugar Bowl
 < 1993  1995

The 1994 Sugar Bowl took place on January 1, 1994, in the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana between the Florida Gators, the champions of the SEC, and West Virginia Mountaineers, winners of the Big East. The Mountaineers came into the game undefeated, with slim national championship hopes, while Florida came in 10-2 and ranked #8.

After a quick touchdown from Jake Kelchner to Jay Kearney to put West Virginia up 7-0 early, the Gators came right back and answered with a touchdown by Eric Rhett to tie the score at 7. It seemed the half would end that way, but just before halftime, Gator defensive back Lawrence Wright picked off an errant pass from West Virginia QB Darren Studstill right on the midfield logo. He first made his way to his right side, but when he ran out of blocking help just inside the WVU 40, he turned around and backtracked, circling back to the 45 before finding some running room, and he sprinted into the end zone from there to cap a 51 yard interception return touchdown. That put Florida up 14-7, and crushed the Mountaineers' competitive spirit, as Florida's defense proceeded to force a quick three and out, which gave Terry Dean time to connect with Jack Jackson for a 39 yard touchdown to make it 21-7 at halftime.

From there, the Gators cruised in the second half. Eric Rhett ran in two more touchdowns and Judd Davis added two insurance field goals in the fourth quarter to make the final score a convincing 41-7.

Scoring summary[edit]

Qtr Team Scoring Information[1] Score
FLA WV
1 WV Jake Kelchner 32 touchdown yard pass to Jay Kearney, Tom Mazzone kick good. 0 7
FLA Eric Rhett 3 yard touchdown run, Judd Davis kick good 7 7
2 FLA Lawrence Wright 51 yard return of an interception for a touchdown, Judd Davis kick good 14 7
FLA Terry Dean 39 yard touchdown pass to Jack Jackson, Judd Davis kick good 21 7
3 FLA Eric Rhett 2 yard touchdown run, Judd Davis kick good 28 7
FLA Eric Rhett 1 yard touchdown run, Judd Davis kick good 35 7
4 FLA 43 yard field goal by Judd Davis 38 7
FLA 26 yard field goal by Judd Davis 41 7
Final Score 41 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1993 Game Recap / Allstate Sugar Bowl". Retrieved 2012-04-07. 

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