West Virginia Game Recaps WEEK 1 @ Michigan West Virginia started the season firing on all cylinders building a 21 to 7 halftime lead quieting the 110,000 plus fans who filled the big house. The Mountaineers used their patented option offense taught to them by Michigans very own Rich Rodriguez as they scored all 3 touchdowns on the ground including 2 by senior QB Jarrett Brown. The second half was a different story though as both offense were lacking throughout the 3rd quarter with the only score coming on a WVU field goal. The crowd was soon given reason to cheer though as Michigans offense came to life in the fourth. After a 9 yard touchdown run and 5 yard scoring pass the Wolverines forced a West Virginia fumble and drove to inside the Mountaineers 5 yard line with less than half a minute left and 2 time outs. Trailing only by 3 at this point it appeared certain that victory would be had. West Virginia's defense had other ideas stoppingtheir opponents on three straight plays forcing a game tying fg as time expired to force overtime. Overtime started much like the fourth quarter had as Michigan scored on its very first play from scrimmage on a 25 yard pass from Forcier to Stonum. The visitors took more plays to put 7 on the board but forced a second overtime all the same. The Mountaineers found the end zone on 12 yard post route to receiver Jock Sanders. Michigan had one last chance but as Forcier stepped up tpo throw on 4th down he was hit from behind and the sailed harmlessly into the turf handing Rich Rodriguez yet another loss to add to his trophy case.