Boxscore
West Virginia 42, James Madison 12
Saturday, September 15, 2012 4:30 PM
Location - FedEx Field
Attendance - 45511

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
West Virginia 21 7 7 7 42
James Madison 0 3 2 7 12

Recap


No. 8 West Virginia 42, James Madison 12: Geno Smith threw for 411 yards and five touchdowns as the Mountaineers throttled James Madison in the Virginia 529 Classic at Washington's FedEx Field.

Three of Smith's scoring passes went to Stedman Bailey, who hauled in a career-high 13 catches for 173 yards as No. 8 West Virginia (2-0) improved to a perfect 13-0 against FCS opponents. Wideout Tavon Austin also had a spectacular day with 11 receptions for 113 yards and a touchdown.

Smith, among the favorites for the Heisman Trophy, completed 34 of 39 passes without an interception. The senior has thrown for 15 touchdowns and zero picks in his last three games dating back to last season's Orange Bowl win over Clemson.

The Mountaineers bolted to a 28-0 lead with less than five minutes gone in the second quarter on a short touchdown run from Shawne Alston and TD passes from Smith to Bailey (two) and Dante Campbell.

Jauan Latney scored from 20 yards out in the final minute of the game for the only touchdown for James Madison (2-1), ranked No. 5 in the FCS poll.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Bailey became the first Mountaineer wideout to score three TDs and surpass 150 yards receiving in one game. ... The Dukes, who outscored their first two opponents 97-10, recorded the first safety against West Virginia since North Carolina accomplished the feat in December, 2008. ... Smith has thrown for 8,191 career yards with 65 touchdown passes vs. only 15 interceptions.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 10:16
West Virginia   TD  James Madison 0 - West Virginia 7
1st Quarter - 6:29
West Virginia   TD  James Madison 0 - West Virginia 14
1st Quarter - 1:38
West Virginia   TD  James Madison 0 - West Virginia 21
2nd Quarter - 10:15
West Virginia   TD  James Madison 0 - West Virginia 28
2nd Quarter - 1:02
James Madison   FG  James Madison 3 - West Virginia 28
3rd Quarter - 9:33
James Madison   S  James Madison 5 - West Virginia 28
3rd Quarter - 4:37
West Virginia   TD  James Madison 5 - West Virginia 35
4th Quarter - 14:56
West Virginia   TD  James Madison 5 - West Virginia 42
4th Quarter - 0:49
James Madison   TD  James Madison 12 - West Virginia 42
TEAMS

Team Records

  West Virginia James Madison
W/L 2 - 0 - 0 2 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  West Virginia James Madison
Score 42 12
First Downs 28 15
3rd Down Efficiency 4-for-8
50%
6-for-19
32%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-3
0%
2-for-4
50%
Total Yards 569 300
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 26-121 49-188
Average/Rush 4.7 3.8
Passing
Comp-Att 38-48 10-23
Passing Yards 448 112
Average/Pass Play 9.3 4.1
Penalties-Yards 3-25 7-41
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Time of Possession 24:29 35:31

PLAYER STATS

West Virginia (2 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
G. Smith 34/39 411 5 0
P. Millard 4/9 37 0 0
James Madison (2 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Thorpe 6/13 71 0 1
M. Birdsong 4/10 41 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. Alston 14 62 4.4 1
A. Buie 7 31 4.4 0
G. Smith 2 18 9.0 0
T. Austin 1 14 14.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Anderson 17 75 4.4 0
J. Thorpe 14 44 3.1 0
J. Latney 3 24 8.0 1
H. Brodie 8 24 3.0 0
M. Birdsong 4 13 3.2 0
D. Simmons 3 8 2.7 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
S. Bailey 13 173 13.3 3
T. Austin 11 113 10.3 1
A. Buie 5 90 18.0 0
J. Woods 2 27 13.5 0
I. McCartney 3 19 6.3 0
C. Arlia 1 14 14.0 0
K. Myers 1 6 6.0 0
D. Campbell 1 4 4.0 1
J. Thompson 1 2 2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
B. Barlow 2 46 23.0 0
M. Woodyard 3 24 8.0 0
R. Dixon 3 19 6.3 0
H. Brodie 1 14 14.0 0
D. Hart 1 9 9.0 0
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