West Virginia Defeats Louisville 17-10 - Recap

West Virginia Defeats Louisville 17-10 - Recap

West Virginia earned a 17-10 victory over Louisville on Saturday in Week 12 action at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

Bettors who backed the Mountaineers were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 3.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 46.5.

Geno Smith completed 9 of 20 pass attempts for 133 yards for the Mountaineers in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Chris Philpott rushed for 21 yards for Louisville, while Jeremy Wright added 20 yards. Justin Burke threw for 145 yards for the Cardinals, while receivers Cameron Graham and Pete Nochta had 95 and 17 yards respectively.

West Virginia outgained Louisville 261-171 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 15-9 by the Mountaineers.

The time of possession battle favored West Virginia as their offense was on the field for 31:57, longer than the 28:03 of their opponents.

West Virginia looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Pittsburgh. Louisville will aim to get back on the winning track at Rutgers.