Bearcats Lose To Mountaineers, 37-10

Nov. 13, 2010

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -Geno Smith threw four first-half touchdown passes, West Virginia frustrated Big East passing leader Zach Collaros and the Mountaineers beat Cincinnati 37-10 on Saturday.

West Virginia (6-3, 2-2 Big East) broke a two-game losing skid and is back in the conference chase after first-place Pittsburgh's loss to Connecticut on Thursday night.

Smith wasn't overpowering but exploited Cincinnati's inexperienced defense when he needed to, finishing 15 of 25 for 174 yards. He threw two TD passes apiece to Tavon Austin and Jock Sanders.

Cincinnati (3-6, 1-3) couldn't overcome a 30-3 halftime deficit. It marked the first game this season that Collaros, who has 20 TD passes, failed to find the end zone.