West Virginia 48, Texas 45

Date - Saturday, October 6, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium
Attendance - 101851

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
West Virginia 14 13 7 14 48
Texas 7 21 10 7 45

Recap


No. 7 West Virginia 48, No. 9 Texas 45:
Geno Smith completed 25 of 35 passes for 268 yards and four touchdowns as West Virginia outlasted host Texas.

Sophomore running back Andrew Buie rushed for two touchdowns and a career-high 207 yards on 31 carries and Stedman Bailey caught three scoring passes for the Mountaineers (5-0, 2-0 Big 12), who were playing their first Big 12 road game.

The Longhorns (4-1, 1-1) took a 28-27 lead into the half and went back-and-forth after the break, taking their final lead at 38-34 when Joe Bergeron rushed for the last of his four touchdowns with 29 seconds left in the third quarter. Smith found Bailey for a diving touchdown catch less than five minutes later to move West Virginia back on top. Bailey had five touchdown receptions in West Virginia's 70-63 victory over Baylor last week.

Texas had a chance to take the lead late, when Smith was stripped by Alex Okafor deep in Longhorns territory. Two rushing plays got them within eight yards of the end zone, but David Ash had a shotgun snap sail past him for an 18-yard loss and Anthony Fera missed a 41-yard field goal that would have tied it.

Smith seized that opportunity and marched the Mountaineers right back down the field, eating up 4:07 in eight plays before Buie took it in for a 4-yard score to make it 48-38 with 1:18 left.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Okafor forced a pair of fumbles by Smith, the first of which was recovered in the end zone by Chris Whaley and knotted the game at 21 in the second quarter. … Ash completed 22 of 29 passes for 269 yards and a touchdown and Bergeron finished with 45 yards on 17 carries. … Smith has thrown 24 touchdown passes without an interception this season.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 12:54
West Virginia   TD  Texas 0 - West Virginia 7
1st Quarter - 9:22
Texas   TD  Texas 7 - West Virginia 7
1st Quarter - 1:55
West Virginia   TD  Texas 7 - West Virginia 14
2nd Quarter - 12:22
West Virginia   TD  Texas 7 - West Virginia 21
2nd Quarter - 8:45
Texas   TD  Texas 14 - West Virginia 21
2nd Quarter - 7:37
Texas   TD  Texas 21 - West Virginia 21
2nd Quarter - 4:51
West Virginia   FG  Texas 21 - West Virginia 24
2nd Quarter - 1:14
Texas   TD  Texas 28 - West Virginia 24
2nd Quarter - 0:00
West Virginia   FG  Texas 28 - West Virginia 27
3rd Quarter - 7:35
Texas   FG  Texas 31 - West Virginia 27
3rd Quarter - 3:42
West Virginia   TD  Texas 31 - West Virginia 34
3rd Quarter - 0:29
Texas   TD  Texas 38 - West Virginia 34
4th Quarter - 10:50
West Virginia   TD  Texas 38 - West Virginia 41
4th Quarter - 1:18
West Virginia   TD  Texas 38 - West Virginia 48
4th Quarter - 0:15
Texas   TD  Texas 45 - West Virginia 48
TEAMS

Team Records

  West Virginia Texas
W/L 5 - 0 - 0 4 - 1 - 0
Conference 2 - 0 - 0 1 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  West Virginia Texas
Score 48 45
First Downs 26 21
3rd Down Efficiency 3-for-12
25%
8-for-14
57%
4th Down Efficiency 5-for-5
100%
1-for-3
33%
Total Yards 460 404
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 42-192 39-135
Average/Rush 4.6 3.5
Passing
Comp-Att 25-35 22-29
Passing Yards 268 269
Average/Pass Play 6.9 9.0
Penalties-Yards 5-47 4-35
Fumbles-Lost 2-2 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 29:50 30:10

PLAYER STATS

West Virginia (5 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
G. Smith 25/35 268 4 0
Texas (4 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Ash 22/29 269 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Buie 31 207 6.7 2
D. Garrison 3 13 4.3 0
T. Austin 1 6 6.0 0
G. Smith 6 -33 -5.5 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Gray 14 87 6.2 0
J. Bergeron 17 45 2.6 4
D. Ash 4 10 2.5 0
D. Johnson 2 8 4.0 0
M. Goodwin 1 1 1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Austin 10 102 10.2 1
S. Bailey 8 75 9.4 3
A. Buie 3 66 22.0 0
J. Woods 2 24 12.0 0
J. Thompson 2 1 0.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Hills 6 67 11.2 0
J. Shipley 5 58 11.6 0
D. Johnson 1 46 46.0 0
D. Grant 2 30 15.0 0
M. McFarland 1 24 24.0 0
M. Goodwin 4 24 6.0 1
M. Davis 3 20 6.7 0