The last sequence of plays before halftime couldn’t have gone worse for the Mountaineers. Already reeling from an Odell Beckham touchdown that put them behind 20-7, WVU gave up yet another touchdown before the end of the half that put them down by three scores. Geno Smith had completed a few passes to begin a drive for the Mountaineers, but a holding penalty put them in a third-and-19 situation at their own 25.
Then Smith threw another interception, this time to Tyrann Mathieu, who returned it to the WVU 1 yard line. Jarrett Lee then tossed to Chase Clement for another Tigers score with less than a minute to play.
Thanks largely to turnovers, the Mountaineers head into the locker room with a 27-7 deficit. That will be really hard to come back from. In fact, it’ll be a historic win if they can pull it out.
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