Tune in at 3:15 PM ET as West Virginia takes on Syracuse. Andrew Webster will be liveblogging for your enjoyment.
Let's head to the Bronx for a little football!
Geno Smith leads the Mountaineers into Yankee Stadium where they'll face the Syracuse Orange in the Pinstripe Bowl...this one should be a high scoring affair and pretty fun so hunker down with me why dontcha!
Just waiting for Rice's beat down of Air Force to finish up and then we'll get down to business
Hope you guys have been enjoying the holidays
I'm going with Geno and the Mountaineers
Hmmm....let's go WVU 41-Cuse 35
It is a nasty day in New York City today as well...rain mixed with snow...hopefully this won't slow down both offenses
Exactly but with Geno and Austin leading the way for the Mountaineers I don't think they care about the weather
During pregame Cuse and West Virginia almost got into it! These old rivals are ready to renew the hostilities
The two teams had to be separated! Woooo!
Geno Smith has never beaten Syracuse in his career at WVU
I will say this...Yankee Stadium makes one hell of a football venue...It looks GREAT
33 degrees with a wind blowing 10 mph out of the northeast
Cuse wins the toss but deferred so they'll get the ball in the 2nd half
Meaning we get to see Geno and crew take the field first
Tayvon Austin will be back deep to receive the kick
Austin picks it up and he makes it to the 25 yard line
You guys might have to bear with me on the yardage today...lots of snow on the field
1st and 10 WVU...Alston gets the carry but he's stopped for a loss by the Cuse defense
2nd and 14 WVU...Austin takes the pitch and gets those 4 yards back
3rd and 9 WVU from their 30...Geno tries to set up the screen but the pass it too high for Austin...incomplete
The Mountaineers will have to kick it away
Corey Smith ready to punt it away
and Cuse will call for a fair catch at the 33
But we've got a flag...personal foul ROUGHING THE KICKER! Automatic 1st down for the Mountaineers
1st and 10 WVU from their 45...Smith off play action he drops it off short to Woods and they're over midfield
2nd and 3 WVU...Alston gets the carry and he'll easily pick up the first down
1st and 10 WVU at the Cuse 40...Alston gets another carry but that's no gain
Another personal foul on the Orange...face mask this time...another 15 yards
1st and 10 WVU from the Cuse 25...Smith from the gun...he hands to Bowie this time and he picks up close to enough for a first down
Sorry it's Buie not Bowie! My bad
2nd and 1 WVU from the Cuse 16...Smith hands to Alson he's tripped up after he gets enough for a first down
1st and 10 WVU from the Cuse 15...Smith throws to Bailey but he's stopped behind the line of scrimmage for a loss
2nd and 13 WVU...Smith hands it to Alston again but this time he's stopped for a loss...big stand from the Orange defense here
3rd and 14 WVU...Smith throws end zone but he overthrows Bailey in the corner...incomplete...WVU will try for 3
Bitancurt from 36 yards out...the kick is blocked...no good!
Syracuse, despite two costly personal foul penalties get bailed out by their special teams as West Virginia comes away with nada!
So Syracuse will take over around their own 20...pretty good deal for them