Connecticut's defense was keyed early and often on stopping West Virginia running back Noel Devine, and held him to four yards on four carries in the first half. In doing so, they also held the West Virginia offense in check. On the flip side, Donald Brown was ripping off large chunks of yards for the Huskies. But mistakes and dropped balls killed drives for UConn, and forced them to settle for field goals instead of touchdowns in the first half.
West Virginia screamed out to a 28-13 lead in the second half thanks to turnovers by the Huskies. The Mountaineers consistently had a short field to work with, and White hooked up with Jock Sanders through the air and on the ground for three touchdowns.
With the scores mounting for West Virginia, Connecticut was forced to abandon the running game that worked so well in the first half. Quarterback Cody Endres, who was sharp in the first half, fell apart throwing three interceptions. Pat White totaled 230 yards running and passing along with three touchdowns. The win put West Virginia in the drivers seat for the Big East title. But with games against Cincinnati, Pitt, and South Florida ahead, the chase for the title is far from over.