NCAA Game Summary - West Virginia at Louisville|
(Saturday, November 20th)
Final Score: West Virginia 17, Louisville 10
Louisville, KY (Sports Network) - Noel Devine had 119 total yards and a
touchdown, and the West Virginia defense did the rest as the Mountaineers
earned a pivotal 17-10 win over the Louisville Cardinals in Big East action at
Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.
West Virginia (7-3, 3-2 Big East) will battle Pittsburgh on Friday with the
Big East title at stake. The win marked the Mountaineers' first conference
road victory of the season, and they'll look to make it two in a row next week
The Cardinals (5-6, 2-4) now find themselves needing a win in Friday's
regular-season finale at Rutgers in order to become bowl eligible for the
first time since 2007.
Louisville got on the board first with a 43-yard field goal by Chris Philpott
at the 9:59 mark of the opening quarter.
WVU answered with a 10-play, 78-yard drive, capped by Devine's two-yard
The Cardinals reclaimed the lead at the 10:26 mark of the second quarter
thanks to their defense, as Daniel Brown recovered a fumble in the end zone
following a sack and strip by teammate Rodney Gnat.
Four minutes later, the Mountaineers were back on top, as Ryan Clarke polished
off an eight-play, 82-yard drive with a two-yard touchdown plunge.
A 43-yard field goal by WVU's Tyler Bitancurt at the 9:30 mark of the third
quarter made it a 17-10 game, and the Mountaineers' defense held its ground
the rest of the way.
Louisville's offense was held to a mere 171 total yards for the game.
11/20 17:11:52 ET