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Mountaineers chewing clock but not getting closer

CINCINNATI -- The book on Cincinnati's defense is clearly that you want to pound it between the tackles against them.

That's what West Virginia has been doing. It's been good enough to move the ball and eat up a lot of time, but the Mountaineers have not been able to take advantage of what should be some good play-action passes off their runs. One of the few times they tried, Jarrett Brown got sacked as Cincinnati blew up the offensive line.

As a result, it's already almost the fourth quarter, and West Virginia trails 21-14. It's great to stay close against Cincinnati, but the Mountaineers need more than close to keep their season alive.