White carries team to a win

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. --- Pat White scored on a 50-yard run with 1:36 remaining to lift No. 6 West Virginia to a 38-31 victory over Louisville on Thursday night.

West Virginia quarterback Pat White threw for 181 yards and two touchdowns in Thursday night's win over Louisville. He added 147 yards and a game-winning TD on the ground.  Associated Press
Associated Press
West Virginia quarterback Pat White threw for 181 yards and two touchdowns in Thursday night's win over Louisville. He added 147 yards and a game-winning TD on the ground.

Brian Brohm brought Louisville from 17 points down in the second half, with the Cardinals tying it on Art Carmody's 37-yard field goal with 3:05 left.

White, who had two TD passes, then capped a 65-yard drive with his scoring run up the left sideline.

Brohm, who broke his own Big East record with his seventh 300-yard game of the season, threw a desperation pass that Antonio Lewis intercepted at the West Virginia 7.

The win allowed West Virginia (8-1, 3-1 Big East) to remain on Connecticut's heels for a berth in the Bowl Championship Series with three games left, including a key matchup next week at Cincinnati.

Louisville (5-5, 2-3 Big East) was eliminated from the conference title chase. The Cardinals need a win either at South Florida or at home against Rutgers to become bowl eligible for a 10th consecutive season.

White ran 24 times for 147 yards and threw for 181 more in his third stellar game against the Cardinals in a row.

Brohm completed 27 of 46 passes for 345 yards, but he was intercepted twice and sacked four times.


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