The West Virginia Mountaineers easily handled their business on Saturday at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, crushing the James Madison Dukes, 42-12. West Virginia cruised to a 28-0 lead before the Dukes even got on the board, via a 33-yard field goal with one minute left in the first half.
Geno Smith was the star of the show on Saturday, completing 34 of his 39 passes for 411 yards and five touchdowns. Two Mountaineers wide receivers amassed 100 yards receiving in the game, with Stedman Bailey grabbing 13 passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns and Tavon Austin catching 11 balls for 113 yards and a touchdown.
As a team, West Virginia gained 569 yards of total offense, to 300 yards for James Madison. The Mountaineers had 28 first downs to 15 for the Dukes, and did not turn the ball over in the game.
West Virginia will take on next weekend. The Terrapins lost 24-21 to the UConn Huskies on Saturday afternoon.
The West Virginia Mountaineers have found little resistance from the James Madison Dukes in the first half at FedEx Field on Saturday afternoon, cruising to a 28-3 after two quarters of play. West Virginia scored just five minutes into the game, and have not let their foot off the gas since, amassing 348 yards of total offense in the half to just 99 for James Madison.
Mountaineers quarterback Geno Smith has been impressive, completing 23 of 28 passes on the day, for 268 yards and three touchdowns. Running back Shawne Alston has carried the ball right times for 37 yards, with one touchdown. Wide receiver Stedman Bailey has caught nine of Smith's passes for 126 yards and two touchdowns.
James Madison quarterback Justin Thorpe is just three of seven passing in the game, for 27 yards. The Dukes actually have four more penalty yards (31) than passing yards in the game.