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Syracuse Halftime Lead Holds Up, Orange Shock Mountaineers 19-14

West Virginia fell behind 19-14 at halftime and that was the final score of Saturday’s game as the second half was a defensive struggle. Despite Noel Devine’s big day of 122 rushing yards, the Mountaineers fell a bit short and failed to score after two first-quarter touchdowns.

Even with the offense not effectively moving the ball, the Mountaineers had a chance to win it at the end. The team got down to the Syracuse 20-yard line with about a minute left, but Geno Smith was sacked and then threw an incompletion before being sacked again on fourth down.

Aaron will have more on the game later.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.