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West Virginia Defeats Iowa State 31-24 - Recap

Shawne Alston tore up the turf for 130 rushing yards on Friday to lead the Mountaineers to a 31-24 win over the Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium.

West Virginia won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 3-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 66.5.

Geno Smith completed 22 of 31 pass attempts for 236 yards for the Mountaineers in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Sam Richardson rushed for 119 yards for Iowa State, while Jeff Woody added 38 yards. Sam Richardson threw for 162 yards for the Cyclones, while receivers Josh Lenz and Quenton Bundrage had 48 and 44 yards respectively.

Iowa State lost the time of possession battle 31:34/28:26, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.