Recap - Mountaineers Defeat Marshall 69-34
|Recap - Mountaineers Defeat Marshall 69-34|
Geno Smith's 323-yard performance through the air was the key in West Virginia's 69-34 win over Marshall on Saturday at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium.
West Virginia was a favorite by 26.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 68.5.
Shawne Alston rushed for 123 yards, while Andrew Buie added 80 yards in the win. Stedman Bailey and J.D. Woods added 104 and 75 receiving yards respectively.
Kevin Grooms rushed for 43 yards for Marshall, while Travon Van added 38 yards. Rakeem Cato threw for 413 yards for the Thundering Herd, while receivers Aaron Dobson and Eric Frohnapfel had 72 and 60 yards respectively.
Marshall was outgained by West Virginia 655-545 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 31-28 by the Mountaineers.
Marshall led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 32:57/27:03 split in that important category.
Next game, West Virginia takes its act home to face James Madison looking for another win. For Marshall, they head home to face Western Carolina.