Saturday, November 13, 2010
West Virginia erupts against Bearcats
By Brian Bennett
Who says West Virginia can't score?
The slumping Mountaineers broke out for a 37-10 win over Cincinnati in a game that was never in doubt after early in the second quarter. Geno Smith had four touchdown passes, and the West Virginia defense and special teams came up with four turnovers, plus a safety, to put the Bearcats away.
West Virginia is now bowl eligible along with South Florida, and the Mountaineers can still be a major factor in the Big East race, especially if they play like this on offense every week. Bill Stewart and Jeff Mullen can breathe easy for a week.
It was the third straight loss for Cincinnati, which now has to win its final three just to finish 6-6 and be in consideration for a bowl. Unless things change dramatically, the Bearcats are going to be home for the holidays after winning two straight league titles.