ORLANDO, Fla.— In a top-25 matchup of longtime rivals who need to be contending for the Schwartzwalder Trophy however aren’t, No. 16 West Virginia (8-3) meets No. 20 Syracuse (9-3) at the Camping World Bowl.Follow along
for the live updates/analysis/zen reflections:
BASKET: Evan Staley 44-yarder(6:42)WVU leads 15-14 Staley was placed for his third field objective of the video game after Allison gotten in touch with a wide-open TevinBush for 36 lawns on third-and-6.(Working from the slot,
toss that buzzed the cap of the back judge.( Drive: 9 plays, 48 yards in 4:49)HALFTIME NOTES– WVU has actually outgained Syracuse 201-174– QB compensations: Jack Allison is 7-of-16 for 77 yards, while Dungey is 7-of-14 for 110 yards with 2 interceptions. Thus far it has been the senior quarterback (who got in with 1,251 profession efforts) making the miscues, and not the kid with 10.
— WVU is 3-of-10 on 3rd downs and the Orange are 1-of-7.
— SYRACUSE TURNOVER: Beginning with midfield with time to enter into basket range, the Orange produced zilch when Dungey was obstructed by Derek Pitts.
— WVU PUNT: Desiring kill the last 1:48 of the half, the Mountaineers ran only 49 seconds.
— SYRACUSE PUNT: After a 43-yard kick return, a three-and-out ended with a punt on fourth-and-3 from midfield.
BASKET: Evan Staley 36-yarder(6:42)Syracuse leads 14-12 Martell Pettaway’s 51-yard run featured a nice downfield juke on a Syracuse defensive back, and Dana Holgorsen turned creative by calling a tight end reverse/quarterback throwback. Sadly, Trevon Wesco’s first pass because the days of Musselman High School was dropped along the sideline by Trey Lowe. After McKoy’s 11-yard run in third-and-16, Holgorsen played it safe with Staley’s kick.(Drive: 5 plays, 56 backyards in 1:57)
< img class= "alignleft size-full wp-image-306461" src="http://wvmetronews.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/636034028026183462-Orange-e1546028603349.jpg?x43308 "alt=""width ="50 "height ="50"> GOAL: Abdul Adams 1-yard run (13:52)Syracuse leads 14-9 Syracuse retook the lead and charges on the WVU defense factored greatly. Darius Stills
was flagged for roughing the passer and security Kenny Robinson was ejected for an apparent targeting struck on receiver Taj Harris. Harris likewise made two catches on the series for 27 backyards.( Drive: 6 plays, 62 lawns in 1:50)– WVU STOPPED WORKING FOURTH DOWN: Allison’s fourth-and-3 conclusion to T.J. Simmons netted only 2 lawns at the Syracuse 38. The Mountaineers gained 21 on the drive, consisting of the very first bring by Trey Lowe, a 9-yard keeper.– SYRACUSE PUNT: Shea Campbell’s sack put the Orange in second-and-long, and Dungey
‘s 39-yard pass to Custis was negated by balancing out penalties. TOUCHDOWN: Kennedy McKoy 3-yard run(13:52) WVU leads 9-7 Kenny Robinson’s interception produced points as West Virginia went to McKoy in the Wildcat development. There was various window dressing, however, as Trey Lowe and Jack Allison took turns splitting out wide. The extra-point try ricocheted off the upright however, snapping Evan Staley’s two-year streak of 75 consecutive PATs.(
Drive: 4 plays, 16 yards in 1:08 )QUARTER– SYRACUSE TURNOVER: After a false start and a prohibited shift backed the Orange into a first-and-20 hole, Dungey made a panicky throw under pressure. Kenny Robinson made the interception to establish WVU at the 16.
— WVU PUNT: Allison struck an 18-yarder to Sills prior to the Mountaineers punted on fourth-and-3 from the Syracuse 46.
GOAL: Abdul Adams 4-yard run(3:01)Syracuse leads 7-3 Near-catastrophe for Syracuse after kickoff trickery went awry: Returner Nykeim Johnson tried a cross-field throwback to Ifeatu Melifonwu that WVU’s Dante Bonamico offed for a 4-yard loss. The Orange conquered it as Eric Dungey finished 5-of-5 for 83 lawns, consisting of a 44-yarder on which Jamal Custice beat Keith Washington. Adams punched in a third-down score by extending the ball throughout the objective line as he laid atop linebacker Shea Campbell. (Drive: 10 plays, 91 yards in 3:35)
FIELD OBJECTIVE: Evan Staley 27-yarder(6:42)WVU leads 3-0 Jack Allison zipped a third-and-5 pass to David Sills for 8 lawns, and Tevin Bush acquired 20 on a Jet sweep as WVU got rolling. The series slowed down thanks to a delay-of-game flag and Ryan Guthrie’s sack, and Allison’s beneath toss on third-and-21 netted 17 to T.J.Simmons. (Drive: 10 plays, 45 backyards in 4:52)
— SYRACUSE PUNT: A harsh series for the Orange consisted of 2 sacks on Dungey, both by DBs. Toyous Avery cleaned up the very first on a scramble prior to Keith Washington made a blind-side hit for minus-13.
— WVU PUNT: Jack Allison’s first start produced 3 straight dropbacks. He was 1-of-3 with a 3-yard screen pass to Kennedy McKoy.
— SYRACUSE PUNT: A game-opening three-and-out for the Orange, capped by Dante Stills rushing Eric Dungey into a third-and-8 incompletion. Stills’ hit loomed big due to the fact that Nykeim Johnson had actually beaten nickel back Josh Norwood on the slant and was primed for a big gainer.PREGAME NOTES– Marcus
, additional restricting Jack Allison’s targets.– My< a href="http://wvmetronews.com/2018/12/27/allan-taylors-5-questions-west-virginia-vs-syracuse/"> 5 Concerns pregame column.– Beat author Alex Hickey tabbed the most memorable games in WVU-Syracuse history.– Our pregame Sugary food Spot podcast. Alex Hickey: Remaining In Orlando just validates what we already thought to be
true– this game is a big offer for Syracuse. WVU fans are harder to find. The Mountaineers will be challenged to match the intensity, though the defense does have inspiration and something to show …’Cuse 34-17 Hoppy Kercheval: WVU enters the bowl video game with no tested QB, no momentum and nothing actually to gain. Expectations amongst
Mountaineers fans is at an all-time low this bowl season, so it stands to reason that WVU will shock everyone and win this game convincingly. West Virginia 37-27 Allan Taylor: A 10-point swing in the betting line now has actually the Orange preferred by 3. Grier’s lack is only rather alleviated by Syracuse losing sacks leader Alton Robinson, and there’s just one group that appears truly excited to be here. Jack Allison’s look will pay dividends in 2019, however as for the surface to 2018, I’ll take Syracuse 34-20. Allan Taylor signed up with MetroNews in August 2012, following 18 years of newspaper, magazine and multimedia work as an SEC writer, sports editor, handling editor, news reporter and media specialist. He included the role of editor of
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