West Virginia and Syracuse, two of the notable Big East Conference defectors, will meet up in Yankee Stadium on Saturday (3:15 p.m. ET, ESPN) for the New Era Pinstripe Bowl.
The old conference rivals both sit at 7-5 overall on the season and will look to send their seniors out on a high note.
The game will feature two prolific quarterbacks—Geno Smith of WVU and Ryan Nassib of Syracuse.
Expect a lot of scoring despite the expected cold weather conditions in the Bronx when these two meet.
Here are five keys to victory for West Virginia against Syracuse.