MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The matchup between WVU (6-4, 4-3 Big 12) and Cincinnati (3-7, 1-6 Big 12) is officially underway.
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FINAL: WVU beats Cincinnati 42-21.
CINCINNATI TOUCHDOWN (42-21, 5:11): Jones and Metayer connect for their second score of the day.
WVU INTERCEPTION: Garrett Greene’s near-spotless stat line takes a minor stain with an interception on third-and-long in Cincy territory.
CINCINNATI TOUCHDOWN (42-14, 12:29): WVU falls asleep on defense, and the Bearcats capitalize with multiple explosive plays. They score on a 30-yard pass from Jones to Metayer.
WVU TOUCHDOWN (42-7, 0:31): Jahiem White barrels in for the four-yard insurance score.
3:39: Cincinnati punts. WVU will start at its 26-yard line. On defense, WVU linebacker Lee Kpogba leads the Mountaineers with seven tackles and a sack.
WVU TOUCHDOWN (35-7, 4:39): After scoring drives of four and six plays each, WVU imposes its will on Cincinnati with a 12-play, seven-minute drive that ended in Greene’s third rushing touchdown of the day. It’s the second time this season he’s recorded three rushing touchdowns.
11:56: Cincinnati’s opening drive of the second half stalls at midfield. Preston Fox takes a fair-catch on the punt at the WVU 12-yard line.
HALF: WVU is in control with a 28-7 lead at halftime.
WVU TOUCHDOWN (28-7, 0:40): Garrett Greene is putting on a show. He scores his second rushing touchdown of the game on a 26-yard run. He is 6-of-10 through the air with 139 passing yards, and he’s kept the ball 10 times for 136 rushing yards and two scores.
CINCINNATI TOUCHDOWN (21-7, 1:32): Jones reenters to take the tush-push in from a half-yard out for the Bearcats’ first score of the day.
1:53: Cincinnati’s offense is finding its legs after switching from Emory Jones to Brady Lichtenberg at quarterback. The Bearcats have 2nd-and-10 from the WVU 40.
WVU TOUCHDOWN (21-0, 6:07): Nine-straight games, nine-straight touchdowns for CJ Donaldson. He scores from 13 yards out. WVU is up 58-7 in its last six quarters of home football.
6:57: Cincinnati cannot get anything going offensively. The Bearcats only have 35 yards of total offense, and they will punt it away once again. WVU starts at the Cincinnati 40-yard line after a Bearcat holding penalty.
8:29: Now WVU punts for the first time today. Cincinnati takes over at the 20 after a touchback.
10:16: Cincinnati punts again. The Mountaineers will start their drive at the 37-yard line.
WVU TOUCHDOWN (14-0, 12:52): For perhaps the longest scoring play of the season, Greene finds Jahiem White on a corner route, and White takes it the distance 75 yards to the house. After some brief research, that is the longest play of the season for the Mountaineers.
14:53: Cincinnati punts to the WVU 15-yard line.
END 1ST: WVU leads 7-0. Cincinnati will have 4th-and-2 from its own 46-yard line after the break.
2:24: WVU cornerback Beanie Bishop Jr. goes down with an injury, but he walks off under his own power. 2nd-and-medium for Cincinnati at its own 30-yard line.
WVU TOUCHDOWN (7-0, 2:40): Greene keeps for a three-yard TD rush.
2:43: Now Neal Brown takes his second timeout before 4th-and-1 from the Cincinnati three-yard line.
4:46: WVU takes its first timeout before 3rd-and-2 from Cincinnati’s 15-yard line. A 22-yard rush from Greene put the Mountaineers in scoring distance.
5:52: A deep pass-interference sets up WVU at the Cincinnati 45-yard line. CJ Donaldson has a pair of rushes on this drive as well.
9:22: Cincinnati goes three-and-out. Big third-down stop on third-and-short by safety Anthony Wilson in the box. WVU starts on its own 9-yard line.
WVU MISSED FIELD GOAL (11:33): Hayes is short and wide-right on the 51-yard attempt.
11:39: A Kole Taylor holding penalty causes the drive to stall, and Michael Hayes will attempt a 51-yard field goal.
13:35: Three plays, three first downs for WVU. Connection with Rodney Gallagher III on a short pass, then a Jahiem White first-down run. Now 2nd-and-10 from the UC 28.
14:48: First play from scrimmage is a play-action deep ball from Garrett Greene to Traylon Ray. They connect for 28 yards. WVU ball at midfield.
15:00: WVU wins the toss and elects to receive. The Mountaineers will start with the ball.
- Jahiem White will start at running back for WVU. CJ Donaldson is dressed, and he warmed up with the team.
- Nick Malone will start at right tackle for the Mountaineers. Doug Nester is also in uniform.
- Cincinnati receiver Aaron Turner will wear No. 80 for the Bearcats today. He typically wears No. 9.
- Twelve WVU players were recognized for Senior Day: Jared Bartlett, Beanie Bishop Jr., Devin Carter, Zach Frazier, Luke Hamilton, Marcis Floyd, Davoan Hawkins, Lee Kpogba, Noah Massey, Doug Nester, Malachi Ruffin and Jalen Thornton.