White, Slaton a speedy combination for West Virginia

With quarterback Pat White and running back Steve Slaton, speed is the name of West Virginia's game.

Updated: December 29, 2005, 9:12 AM ET
By Joe Starkey | Special to ESPN.com

Somebody better spray that Georgia Dome FieldTurf with fire repellent before West Virginia and Georgia tear out of the tunnels Monday night.

Burning speed is the theme of the 72nd Nokia Sugar Bowl, and a good portion of it can be found in WVU's backfield in the form of redshirt freshman quarterback Pat White and true freshman tailback Steve Slaton.

Those two turned the Big East race into a two-man sprint, tallying 25 touchdowns in the past five games for the conference champion Mountaineers ...

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