Recap - Mountaineers Defeat Pittsburgh 21-20
|Recap - Mountaineers Defeat Pittsburgh 21-20|
Pittsburgh was unable to slow down Tavon Austin, who produced 102 receiving yards as the Mountaineers defeated the Panthers 21-20 on Friday.
West Virginia won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 7-point spread. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 58.5.
Geno Smith completed 22 of 31 pass attempts for 244 yards for the Mountaineers in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Isaac Bennett rushed for 69 yards for Pittsburgh, while Zach Brown added 67 yards. Tino Sunseri threw for 137 yards for the Panthers, while receivers Devin Street and Isaac Bennett had 50 and 23 yards respectively.
Pittsburgh was outgained by West Virginia 357-296 yards in Friday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 17-16 by the Panthers.
Pittsburgh led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 36:27/23:33 split in that important category.
West Virginia heads into a Week 14 battle against South Florida. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, will have their next action against Syracuse.