Originally posted on Orange Fizz  |  Last updated 12/28/12
It’s well documented West Virginia and Syracuse are long time foes. But when they line up against one another in the Pinstripe Bowl, Geno Smith won’t have to deal with one very familiar face. He should be thrilled about that. Last year’s incredible Syracuse demolition of WVU at the Carrier Dome helped vault Chandler Jones into the first round. So how different will it be for Smith? “It’ll probably be different for those guys. I really don’t see football like that. I really don’t key out specific players. Chandler Jones is a great player but it’s 11 man football and everyone has to do their job and that’s how we’re gonna go about it.” Maybe he should have targeted Jones, because Chandler kicked his ass. The Patriots first-round pick was a disruptive force that turned a potent West Virginia offense into a sputtering mess. In fact, Jones always had success against WVU. He sacked Smith twice in each of the last two games against the Mountaineers, and added 6 solo tackles each and a nu...
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