Post by roaringsince96 on Apr 1, 2020 12:18:11 GMT -6
I have several and Will Corey posted one in twitter: Did you know that @kirkherbstreit called a @unafootball game at Braly Stadium? the 1995 D2 Championship (UNA won 27-7 over Pitt St) I was with Kirk all day. He knew our two deep without notes, predicted UNA victory by 21 points, close, stated we have 5 players that would make NFL squads. He was right. He was new into the business and very enthusiastic about being the sideline reporter. We had a lot of fun. I hated turning in the ESPN jacket we got to wear during the game. I carried the sound dish for Kirk’s microphone on the sideline. All three championship games rank top 3. Then: The Valdosta State game and a 52 yard game winning field goal as time expired! The West Georgia missed field goal as time expired! First FCS game at Southern Utah with thrilling 4th quarter comeback! Winning at West Alabama in the playoffs and being able to take my dad to the game. At the half the visitor concessions were empty, said they never had this many visitors.... Even one loss, double OT at JSU when young Wingo proved he had some moxie to him and so did the entire team.
My favorite was the 1994 championship game, against Texas A&M Kingsville. That was the one played in an absolute monsoon. Our seats were about 2 or 3 rows up from the field. As time expired, people started going over the fence and onto the field. I looked at my dad (I was 11) and asked if we could go too. He took a look at the crowd of people behind us all coming our way and said, “I think we have to”. I remember high-fiving some of the guys on the field while we getting absolutely covered in mud, head to toe. Worth it though.
I’ll even mention my favorite loss. It was I believe the 2005 season, the semifinal game against Northwest Missouri State. I was a student, and on that day our student section was actually really involved in the game. And it was a great game. I remember early on NWMSU stopped us on our goal line, but an obvious AJ Milwee rushing TD was missed by the refs who spotted him short. In today’s replay world, we may have gotten that score and may have won the game. The final score was 25-24, I think. I remember we were all exhausted at the end, and upset of course, but as our guys were walking off the field we started chanting “U-N-A! U-N-A!”. Made me proud of my school, even in defeat.
Post by catscratchfever4 on Apr 16, 2020 11:20:24 GMT -6
The 1994 war between the two best teams in Division 2. Even better than our championship wins.Talent galore on the Valdosta sideline as well as our sideline. Mr Hollywood Mumme and the sly fox, Bobby Wallace matching wits!Each determined to drive a stake through the heart of the other and I had worked my way in to a really rowdy crowd on the front few rows! We even got the cheerleaders jacked up. I couldn't believe the ferocity and level of play! If it hadn't been for the Lions, VSU would have had two more Titles.