December 31, 2012
West Virginia entered the New Era Pinstripe Bowl matchup against Syracuse with some glaring issues on the defensive side of the ball, but one area that the Mountaineers had done well in was run defense. That was until Saturday.
In a game that called for running the football due to the conditions, the Orange did just that gashing the West Virginia defense for 369-yards for an average of 5.7 per rush.
Both Prince-Tyson Gulley, who ran for 208 yards and a pair of scores, and Jerome Smith, 157-yards, were able to break off big gains against the Mountaineers and often were able to get to the second level without being touched.
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