Cincinnati head coach Scott Satterfield and his team have been notorious for a great ground-and-pound attack this season, having over 2,000 total rushing yards coming into Saturday’s game against West Virginia.
However, the Mountaineers seemed to have run the ball more effectively in their 42-21 win.
Leading up to the game, the usual WVU starting running back CJ Donaldson was a true game-time decision after tweaking his ankle against the Sooners. Jahiem White eventually was named the starter just before game time, with Donaldson coming in when needed.
White had a stellar game on the ground. The true freshman had 204 rushing yards on 21 attempts, running in one touchdown, while also having a 75-yard touchdown reception. Donaldson added a 12-yard touchdown for WVU in the second quarter.
Garrett Greene added 154 rushing yards on 11 keepers. Greene had three rushing touchdowns and one passing.
Running back Justin Johnson also got minimal snaps with six carries yielding 42 yards.
In total, West Virginia had 424 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns helping them to the victory. While Cincinnati had just 153 rushing yards on 15 fewer attempts.