The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have a 31-21, lead over the West Virginia Mountaineers in a sloppy New Jersey environment, with the two teams trading shots for the entire first half. But, at the moment, the Big East squad leads its Big 12 rival.
The yardage game has been just about even, but a Geno Smith fumble has made the difference. Both sides are excelling on the ground offensively -- five rushing touchdowns, including an 80-yarder by Tavon Austin.
WVU was in position for a field goal just before the half, but a big loss moved them out of range. In a game short on defense, those three points could prove mighty valuable.