West Virginia Defeats Cincinnati 37-10 - Recap
The battle between the Mountaineers and Bearcats didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Cincinnati was handed a 37-10 defeat on Saturday at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium.
West Virginia was a favorite by 5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 49.5.
Geno Smith completed 15 of 25 pass attempts for 174 yards for the Mountaineers in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Bearcats defense.
Isaiah Pead rushed for 78 yards for Cincinnati, while George Winn added 8 yards. Zach Collaros threw for 221 yards for the Bearcats, while receivers Armon Binns and D.J. Woods had 115 and 32 yards respectively.
Cincinnati was outgained by West Virginia 419-281 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 29-15 by the Mountaineers.
Cincinnati lost the time of possession battle 36:53/23:07, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
West Virginia looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Louisville. Cincinnati will aim to get back on the winning track vs Rutgers.