Maryland vs. West Virginia: Live Score, Analysis and Results

Danny Flynn@FlynnceptionSenior Analyst ISeptember 22, 2012

LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 15:  Geno Smith #12 of the West Virginia Mountaineers prepares for a play against the James Madison Dukes during a game at FedExField on September 15, 2012 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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West Virginia picked up its seventh straight win against Maryland with a 31-21 victory at Mountaineer Field today.

The Mountaineers offense looked pretty sloppy, but they got the big plays from QB Geno Smith and WR Tavon Austin when they needed them.

Smith completed 30 of his 43 passes for 338 yards and threw three touchdowns—all of them to Austin, who finished with 13 catches for 170 yards.

Maryland deserves credit for coming in prepared for a battle. However, this game was really about West Virginia’s struggles.

Dana Holgorsen and the rest of the coaching staff have a lot of work to do this week, because Big 12 play officially kicks off next Saturday against Baylor.