Boxscore
West Virginia 24, Marshall 21
Friday, September 10, 2010 7:00 PM
Location - Joan C. Edwards Stadium
Attendance - 41382

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 OT T
West Virginia 3 0 3 15 3 24
Marshall 7 7 0 7 0 21

Recap

Geno Smith finished with 316 yards and a touchdown and Noel Devine rushed for 112 yards and a score as No. 22 West Virginia came from behind to beat Marshall 24-21 in overtime in the “Friends of Coal Bowl” on Friday.

Will Johnson caught the touchdown pass with 25 seconds left to force overtime for the Mountaineers, who improved to 10-0 all time against the Thundering Herd.

West Virginia converted a field goal on the opening possession of overtime and Marshall failed to respond.

The Mountaineers forced overtime in dramatic fashion, driving 98 yards in 15 plays. Smith was 9-for-12 on the drive, including the scoring strike to Johnson on a beautiful pass to the back corner of the end zone.

Smith added a quick pass to Jock Sanders for the two-point conversion, completing the comeback.

Brian Anderson tossed a pair of TD passes in the first half, connecting with Antavious Wilson for an eight-yard score on the opening possession and hitting Aaron Dobson down the middle for the 96-yard shocker in the second to send Marshall into the locker room with a 14-3 edge.

Marshall extended the lead on its first play of the fourth quarter when Anderson hit Wilson on the left side at the 12-yard line. The sophomore wide receiver cut inside and broke a tackle before scampering into the end zone to make it 21-6.

The Thundering Herd had a chance to put it away after recovering a fumble by Smith, but freshman running back Tron Martinez fumbled it back on the West Virgina four-yard line with 8:46 remaining in the game.

The turnover gave new life to the Mountaineers, who marched down the field in nine plays, capped by Devine’s four-yard touchdown run. West Virginia decided to go for the extra point after that score, cutting it to 21-13.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 12:43
Marshall   TD  Marshall 7 - West Virginia 0
1st Quarter - 7:31
West Virginia   FG  Marshall 7 - West Virginia 3
2nd Quarter - 11:02
Marshall   TD  Marshall 14 - West Virginia 3
3rd Quarter - 10:00
West Virginia   FG  Marshall 14 - West Virginia 6
4th Quarter - 14:55
Marshall   TD  Marshall 21 - West Virginia 6
4th Quarter - 5:12
West Virginia   TD  Marshall 21 - West Virginia 13
4th Quarter - 0:12
West Virginia   TD  Marshall 21 - West Virginia 21
OT - 15:00
West Virginia   FG  Marshall 21 - West Virginia 24
TEAMS

Team Records

  West Virginia Marshall
W/L 2 - 0 - 0 0 - 2 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  West Virginia Marshall
Score 24 21
First Downs 28 15
3rd Down Efficiency 8-for-18
44%
5-for-14
36%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-2
50%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 469 364
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 42-153 27-135
Average/Rush 3.6 5.0
Passing
Comp-Att 32-45 20-29
Passing Yards 316 229
Average/Pass Play 6.6 7.9
Penalties-Yards 8-65 7-66
Fumbles-Lost 4-2 3-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 33:45 26:15

PLAYER STATS

West Virginia (2 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
G. Smith 32/45 316 1 0
Marshall (0 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Anderson 20/29 229 3 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
N. Devine 23 112 4.9 1
R. Clarke 5 27 5.4 0
G. Smith 14 13 0.9 0
J. Sanders 0 1 0.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Ward 11 101 9.2 0
A. Booker 7 29 4.1 0
T. Martinez 3 5 1.7 0
C. Edmonson 1 4 4.0 0
T. Evans 1 3 3.0 0
C. Walker 1 2 2.0 0
B. Anderson 3 -9 -3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Austin 9 85 9.4 0
S. Bailey 5 72 14.4 0
N. Devine 10 62 6.2 0
J. Sanders 5 57 11.4 0
W. Johnson 2 21 10.5 1
J. Woods 1 19 19.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Dobson 4 120 30.0 1
L. Smith 4 39 9.8 0
C. Edmonson 3 28 9.3 0
A. Wilson 3 24 8.0 2
T. Evans 2 7 3.5 0
T. Martinez 1 7 7.0 0
M. Ward 1 5 5.0 0
C. Walker 1 2 2.0 0
A. Booker 1 -3 -3.0 0
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