James Madison vs. No. 8 West Virginia: Live Scoring, Analysis and Results
West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith continued his Heisman Trophy campaign today against James Madison as he became the all-time leader in career passing yardage at WVU with a 411-yard performance.
The Mountaineers looked unstoppable on offense yet again cruising to a 42-12 win.
Stedman Bailey and Tavon Austin combined for four receiving touchdowns and 286 yards, as nine receivers recorded a catch for WVU.
Smith has still accounted for more touchdowns (10) than incompletions (9) on the year.
FINAL: WVU 42, JMU 12
Total Yards: WVU 569 (448 pass, 121 rush), JMU 300 (112 pass, 188 rush)
First Downs: WVU 28, JMU 15
Third Downs: WVU 4-of-8, JMU 6-of-19
Sacks: WVU 4, JMU 0
Penalties: WVU 3 for 25 YDS, JMU 7 for 41 YDS
FINAL: WVU 42, JMU 12 0:49 Fourth Quarter: Strong run by JMU's Latney there as the Dukes finally find the endzone, though it will be too little too late.
WVU 42, JMU 5 — Fourth Quarter 5:54: Even after a delay of game, WVU hasn't punted since Corey Smith's ugly 24-yard boot.
With that and the blocked punt at Marshall, you have to wonder if Holgorsen will punt it again this year.
WVU 42, JMU 5 — Fourth Quarter 8:40: At this point, a 200-yard drop off from the WVU rushing game from its 331 yard performance against Marshall. Eers have 123 on the ground as they take over here.
With Geno throwing for 411, it doesn't look like it will matter. The Mountaineers have run well enough at 5.6 per carry and did enough to maintain a balance.
WVU 42, JMU 5 — Fourth Quarter 8:40: Birdsong sailed that fourth-down throw badly and it will go back to Millard and WVU.
All that's left in this one is the 8:40 on the clock.
WVU 42, JMU 5 — Fourth Quarter 10:05: JMU with the ball back after a fourth down incompletion made a nice third and long conversion.
Poor tackling there by WVU.
WVU 42, JMU 5 — Fourth Quarter 10:56: Play is under review. Looked like Campbell held on then lost in when he hit the ground there, but it was called a drop.
WVU was set to go for it on fourth down either way, but it will be fourth and much shorter if this is overturned.
WVU 42, JMU 5 — Fourth Quarter 13:24: WVU second-stringers in now. Paul Millard under center.
WVU 42, JMU 5 — Fourth Quarter 13:24 With backup QB Birdsong in, JMU goes three-and-out and back to WVU.
Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good.
WVU 42, JMU 5 — Fourth Quarter 14:56: On the first play of the fourth quarter, Smith hits Austin for a touchdown.
Smith: 34-of-39, 411 YDS, 5 TD
Bailey: 13 REC, 173 YDS, 3 TD
Austin: 11 REC, 113 YDS, 1 TD
Yes, yes, we have.
WVU 35, JMU 5 — Start of Fourth Quarter: Mountaineers driving looking to add to their lead with WVU's all-time passing leader under center.
WVU 35, JMU 5 — Third Quarter 0:30: Geno Smith now WVU's all-time passing yardage leader.
WVU 35, JMU 5 — Third Quarter 1:00: Big interception off the tip there by linebacker Tyler Anderson and JMU is still without a touchdown. Mountaineers will take over at the 20 after the pick in the endzone.
WVU 35, JMU 5 — Third Quarter 1:46: After two great runs, JMU was driven back from third and short inside the ten to now third and long.
WVU 35, JMU 5 — Third Quarter 4:37: WVU secondary has answered the questions raised in the Marshall game so far, but they were almost burnt deep there.
WVU 35, JMU 5 — Third Quarter 4:37: Methodical drive through the air there by WVU as Smith finds Bailey for his third TD reception.
Ivan McCartney aslo got into the action on that drive with a couple of catches.
Dozie Ezemma: Great name.
WVU 28, JMU 3 — Third Quarter 7:17: Another great rush off the edge, this one by Dozie Ezemma as back to back sacks for the Mountaineers force a JMU punt.
The West Virginia offense looked less than content watching from the sidelines, so you can bet they'll be looking to put some points on the board this drive.
WVU 28, JMU 3 — Third Quarter 8:30: Linebacker Terence Garvin with a huge sack and it will be second and long for JMU.
WVU defense responding nicely.
WVU 28, JMU 5 — 9:33 Third Quarter : Huge answer from JMU. Big safety tackling Alston in the endzone and it'll go back to the Dukes along with a couple points on the board.
Holgorsen looking pretty unhappy on the sideline.
WVU 28, JMU 3 — Third Quarter 9:40: WVU gets BIG on fourth down and the Dukes have to be demoralized after that drive.
The pitch to the right went nowhere and WVU takes over.
WVU 28, JMU 3 — Third Quarter 9:45: JMU facing fourth down and goal from the two after big stop by Karl Joseph on first down, a near fumble on second down, and another stop on third. Three straight runs stuffed by the WVU defense.
Dukes need this.
WVU 28, JMU 3 — Third Quarter 11:40: Hindsight is 20/20 but it's really looking like WVU should have punted there.
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