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WEST VIRGINIA TO LOSE QB BULGER FOR TWO GAMES

West Virginia quarterback Marc Bulger will miss at least two games with a broken right index finger, coach Don Nehlen said.

Bulger's finger struck the face mask of a Syracuse player while attempting a pass Saturday. X-rays taken at the game were negative, but further tests showed the break.

"It hurt at the time, but I thought it was fine," Bulger said. "The more time went on, the more it swelled up. I couldn't bend it at the knuckle. I couldn't grip the ball."

Bulger's loss is bad news for an offense that has not scored a touchdown in two games.

Sophomore Brad Lewis, who replaced Bulger for the second half, will get his first career start Saturday at home against Navy (1-3). Lewis was 8-of-14 for 64 yards with two interceptions in the 30-7 loss at Syracuse.

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