(NEW YORK) — Prince-Tyson Gulley rushed for two touchdowns while catching another, and the Syracuse Orange cruised to a 38-14 victory over West Virginia in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium.
The junior runningback had 265 total yards and three scores to pace Syracuse (8-5), who never trailed in this matchup of former conference rivals.
The Orange were glad to establish a run game on a day when throwing conditions weren’t the greatest. Snow fell for the majority of the game, which means both quarterbacks struggled. Ryan Nassib threw for only 127 yards but added two touchdowns and one interception.
Senior quarterback Geno Smith threw two touchdown passes for West Virginia (7-6), but was also sacked twice in the endzone for a pair of safeties. The Mountaineers got off to a hot 5-0 start in their first season in the Big 12 but went on a 2-6 slide to end the year.
The Orange won six of their final seven games and will start play in the Atlantic Coast Conference next season.
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