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Syracuse Defeats West Virginia 19-14 - Recap

Syracuse earned a 19-14 victory over West Virginia on Saturday in Week 8 action at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium.

The Orange were a 13.5-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 44.5.

Ryan Nassib completed 5 of 15 pass attempts for 63 yards for the Orange in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Noel Devine rushed for 122 yards for West Virginia, while Ryan Clarke added 8 yards. Geno Smith threw for 178 yards for the Mountaineers, while receivers Jock Sanders and J.D. Woods had 53 and 52 yards respectively.

Syracuse was outgained by West Virginia 284-246 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 20-12 by the Mountaineers.

Syracuse lost the time of possession battle 31:48/28:12, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

Syracuse heads into a Week 9 battle against Cincinnati. West Virginia, meanwhile, will have their next action against Connecticut.