Boxscore
West Virginia 31, Maryland 21
Saturday, September 22, 2012 12:00 PM
Location - Milan Puskar Stadium
Attendance - 58504

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Maryland 7 7 0 7 21
West Virginia 14 10 0 7 31

Recap


No. 7 West Virginia 31, Maryland 21: Geno Smith passed for 338 yards and three touchdowns – all to Tavon Austin – as the seventh-ranked Mountaineers held off the visiting Terrapins.

Austin recorded 13 catches for 179 yards and set the school record for career receptions with 208, passing Jock Sanders (206). 

Smith registered at least 300 yards passing for the third game this season and the 13th time in his career as the Mountaineers (3-0) extended their win streak over Maryland to seven games. Maryland (2-2) had allowed 124.3 yards per contest through the air in its first three games.

True freshman Perry Hills finished with career highs in passing yards (305) and touchdowns (three) for the Terrapins, including a 56-yard scoring strike to Stefon Diggs with 7:25 remaining in the game to cut the lead to 31-21. Diggs had three receptions for 113 yards and two touchdowns.

The Mountaineers scored the final 10 points of the second quarter, including Smith’s 24-yard scoring strike to a wide-open Austin with 52 seconds left that built a 24-14 halftime lead.

GAME NOTEBOOK: West Virginia was held without a point for the first time in a quarter this season in the third. … Smith has 12 touchdown passes and no interceptions this season. … West Virginia leads the series 26-21-2 dating back to 1919. Maryland has not played any non-conference opponent more than the Mountaineers.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 7:14
West Virginia   TD  West Virginia 7 - Maryland 0
1st Quarter - 4:24
West Virginia   TD  West Virginia 14 - Maryland 0
1st Quarter - 1:54
Maryland   TD  West Virginia 14 - Maryland 7
2nd Quarter - 12:16
Maryland   TD  West Virginia 14 - Maryland 14
2nd Quarter - 7:40
West Virginia   FG  West Virginia 17 - Maryland 14
2nd Quarter - 0:52
West Virginia   TD  West Virginia 24 - Maryland 14
4th Quarter - 8:18
West Virginia   TD  West Virginia 31 - Maryland 14
4th Quarter - 7:25
Maryland   TD  West Virginia 31 - Maryland 21
TEAMS

Team Records

  Maryland West Virginia
W/L 2 - 2 - 0 3 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Maryland West Virginia
Score 21 31
First Downs 18 19
3rd Down Efficiency 7-for-14
50%
7-for-15
47%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 351 363
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 35-46 25-25
Average/Rush 1.3 1.0
Passing
Comp-Att 20-30 30-43
Passing Yards 305 338
Average/Pass Play 8.7 7.5
Penalties-Yards 5-31 6-59
Fumbles-Lost 5-2 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 31:14 28:46

PLAYER STATS

Maryland (2 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
P. Hills 20/29 305 3 1
West Virginia (3 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
G. Smith 30/43 338 3 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
B. Ross 20 52 2.6 0
A. Reid 4 20 5.0 0
D. Burns 1 17 17.0 0
W. Brown 2 3 1.5 0
P. Hills 8 -46 -5.8 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Buie 14 33 2.4 0
T. Austin 2 4 2.0 0
J. Thompson 1 3 3.0 0
D. Garrison 2 1 0.5 0
G. Smith 6 -16 -2.7 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
S. Diggs 3 113 37.7 2
M. Leak 5 69 13.8 1
M. Furstenburg 4 65 16.2 0
K. Dorsey 3 31 10.3 0
J. Pickett 4 27 6.8 0
B. Ross 1 0 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Austin 13 179 13.8 3
S. Bailey 6 55 9.2 0
A. Buie 3 45 15.0 0
J. Woods 5 44 8.8 0
J. Thompson 2 10 5.0 0
I. McCartney 1 5 5.0 0
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