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West Virginia stifles South Florida

October 15, 2010

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— Geno Smith threw two touchdown passes, and No. 25 West Virginia held South Florida to a season-low for yards in a 20-6 victory over the Bulls on Thursday night.

The Mountaineers (5-1, 1-0 Big East) made the most out of their limited scoring opportunities in a game where neither offense thrived.

The nation’s seventh-best defense held South Florida (3-3, 0-2) without an offensive touchdown for the second straight game. Quarterback B.J. Daniels found no room to roam, and the Bulls were outgained, 298-202.

South Florida’s previous low for offense was 219 yards in a 13-9 loss to Syracuse last week

West Virginia jumped ahead 17-3 at halftime and ate up clock time after that in posting its 12th straight home win.

Both teams crossed midfield twice in the second half and managed only a field goal apiece.

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