Mountaineers Down Maryland 31-21 - Match Report
|Mountaineers Down Maryland 31-21 - Match Report|
Geno Smith threw for 338 yards to lead the Mountaineers over Maryland 31-21 on Saturday in Week 4 action at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium.
West Virginia did not, however, defeat the Terrapins against the spread, which closed at 27 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 60.5.
Andrew Buie rushed for 33 yards, while Tavon Austin added 4 yards in the win. Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey added 179 and 55 receiving yards respectively.
Brandon Ross rushed for 52 yards for Maryland, while Albert Reid added 20 yards. Perry Hills threw for 305 yards for the Terrapins, while receivers Stefon Diggs and Marcus Leak had 113 and 69 yards respectively.
Maryland was outgained by West Virginia 363-351 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 19-18 by the Mountaineers.
The time of possession battle favored Maryland as their offense was on the field for 31:14, longer than the 28:46 of their opponents.
Next game, West Virginia takes its act home to face Baylor looking for another win. For Maryland, they head home to face Wake Forest.