West Virginia gets right back in it

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Jordan Jefferson might be the West Virginia defense's best friend.

Jefferson just threw an awful interception that should have been a pick-six. But Eain Smith got tripped up by teammate Robert Sands, and then drew a 15-yard penalty by tossing the ball to the ground in frustration.

No matter. The Mountaineers still scored on a Geno Smith pass to Jock Sanders, and Noel Devine is back in the game. So are the Mountaineers, who trail just 17-14.

They have a real chance here. LSU's offense isn't doing anything; in fact, the home crowd booed the Tigers during their last series. Even when LSU moves the ball, it often commits a penalty; it has eight of them Saturday night. And Jefferson remains as inconsistent and inaccurate a passer as ever.

West Virginia looks really energized right now as it should be. Game on.