Posted by Chip Patterson
After throwing only two interceptions in his first 196+ attempts, West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith has thrown three picks in the first half of Saturday's conference match up with Syracuse. The Orange have been able to capitalize on the mistakes, and lead 19-14 in Morgantown at the break. Syracuse has been unintimidated by the West Virginia defense, running right at the top ranked unit for 132 yards on the ground. The Mountaineers entered the game ranked third in scoring defense, but have not had an answer for Syracuse's rushing tandem of Delone Carter and Antwon Bailey.
Smith's interceptions have given Syracuse short fields for three scoring drives, but the Mountaineers have been able to hold them to field goals each time. If Smith can keep the ball out of the hands of the Orange, they should be able to pull back in this game. Until then though, we have an UPSET ALERT!