Punts-Avg. 5-31.4 3-24.7
Fumbles-Lost 3-1 2-1
Penalties-Yards 10-106 5-68
Time of Possession 23:37 36:23
RUSHING-West Virginia, Austin 12-54, Buie 9-33, Bailey 1-13, G.Smith 5-13, Alston 7-5, Kinsey 3-(minus 30). Syracuse, Gulley 25-208, Smith 30-157, R.Nassib 8-8, Team 2-(minus 4).
PASSING-West Virginia, G.Smith 16-24-0-197. Syracuse, R.Nassib 12-24-1-134, Loeb 1-1-0-8.
RECEIVING-West Virginia, Bailey 7-126, Woods 5-41, Austin 2-21, Clay 1-10, Buie 1-(minus 1). Syracuse, Gulley 5-56, Wales 3-39, Lemon 3-11, Sales 1-19, West 1-17.
How they scored
Syracuse: FG Ross Krautman 25, 5:21. Drive: 13 plays, 72 yards, 5:08 elapsed. Key plays: Syracuse converted third downs with a 16-yard pass to Beckett Wales and a pass interference penalty on Karl Joseph. Syracuse 3-0.
Syracuse: Safety, Geno Smith tackled in end zone, 7:59. Drive: none. Key plays: WVU ruined a goal-line stand by its defense by failing to recognize and pick up blitz on first down from its own 1. Smith was swarmed and fumbled, but WVU recovered to avoid giving up a TD. Syracuse 5-0.
Syracuse: Prince-Tyson Gulley 33 run (Krautman kick), 6:07. Drive: 6 plays, 65 yards, 1:52 elapsed. Key play: WVU stopped the Orange on third-and-7 two plays earlier, but was called for defensive holding to give Syracuse a first down. Syracuse 12-0.
WVU: Stedman Bailey 32 pass from Smith (Tyler Bitancurt kick), 3:38. Drive: 6 plays, 69 yards, 2:29 elapsed. Key plays: WVU converted a third down with a Syracuse penalty and Bailey broke a tackle at the 20 on his TD run after a short pass. Syracuse 12-7.
Syracuse: Beckett Wales 10 pass from Ryan Nassib (Krautman kick), 10:43. Drive: 10 plays, 80 yards, 4:17 elapsed. Key plays: SU converted 3rd-and-10 and then third-and-7 for the TD, even though Isaiah Bruce tipped the pass. Syracuse 19-7.
Syracuse: Gulley 67 run (Krautman kick), 6:52. Drive: 1 play, 67 yards, 0:13 elapsed. Key plays: On consecutive plays, Syracuse and WVU traded turnovers and after the second Gulley scored on the next play. Syracuse 26-7.
WVU: Bailey 29 pass from Smith (Bitancurt kick), 5:41. Drive: 4 plays, 63 yards, 1:11 elapsed. Key play: Bailey was wide open after CB Brandon Reddish fell down. Syracuse 26-14.
Syracuse: Gulley 10 pass from Nassib (Krautman kick), 2:52. Drive: 9 plays, 70 yards, 2:49 elapsed. Key play: As it did all day, Syracuse converted a third-and-10, this time with a 19-yard pass from Nassib to Gulley. Syracuse 33-14.
Syracuse: Safety, Smith called for intentional grounding in end zone, 1:08. Drive: none. Key play: Tavon Austin returned a kickoff into Syracuse territory, but it was brought back by two penalties, giving WVU the ball at its own 9 and in position to have another negative play turn into points. Syracuse 35-14.
Syracuse: FG Troutman 36, 11:57. Drive: 10 plays, 31 yards, 4:11 elapsed. Key play: After the WVU safety, Corey Smith's kickoff went out of bounds, giving Syracuse the ball at midfield. Syracuse 38-14.