Two third-quarter touchdown receptions by senior tight ends David Stevens and Nick Provo have helped Syracuse University take a commanding 35-16 advantage over West Virginia University in a Big East Conference game at the Carrier Dome. Stevens' first collegiate TD capped a six-play, 51-yard drive that answered a WVU-touchdown drive that came on the opening possession of the first half, but Provo's second TD catch of the day came with just 18 seconds remaining has propelled SU to its largest lead of the game.
Syracuse ended the third quarter with an interception of WVU's junior quarterback Geno Smith. Sophomore Phillip Thomas picked off Smith and ran it back inside WVU territory, which is where SU will begin the final quarter.
WVU opened the second half with a 14-play, 57-yard drive that ended with a one-yard plunge from junior running back Shawne Alston. The TD had cut SU's lead to 21-16 with 10:07 to play in the quarter.
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