The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

College Sports

October 9, 2011

Defense keys Mountaineers’ win

Smith throws for 450 yards and 4 touchdowns in 43-16 win over UConn

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MORGANTOWN — No. 16 WEST VIRGINIA 43, UCONN 16

UConn    3    6    0    7    —    16

WVU    3    7    23    10    —    43

First Quarter

WVU—FG Bitancurt 31, 7:43.

Conn—FG Teggart 40, 3:23.

Second Quarter

Conn—FG Teggart 53, 14:53.

WVU—Garrison 14 run (Bitancurt kick), 2:44.

Conn—FG Teggart 22, :00.

Third Quarter

WVU—Austin 12 pass from G.Smith (Bitancurt kick), 7:44.

WVU—Bailey 84 pass from G.Smith (Bitancurt kick), 5:49.

WVU—Safety, 2:31.

WVU—Starks 22 pass from G.Smith (Bitancurt kick), :09.

Fourth Quarter

WVU—FG Bitancurt 33, 10:52.

WVU—Bailey 27 pass from G.Smith (Bitancurt kick), 8:51.

Conn—T.Brown 48 interception return (Teggart kick), 7:54.

A—56,179.

    Conn    WVU

First downs    16    23

Rushes-yards    35-82    29-72

Passing    193    469

Comp-Att-Int    21-37-0    28-48-1

Return Yards    56    51

Punts-Avg.    9-44.1    5-43.0

Fumbles-Lost    3-1    3-1

Penalties-Yards    7-51    8-80

Time of Possession    32:33    27:27

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—UConn, McCombs 20-73, McEntee 11-13, McCummings 1-4, K.Moore 1-(minus 1), Jean-Louis 2-(minus 7). West Virginia, Garrison 18-80, Buie 2-11, Alston 2-8, Team 2-(minus 3), Austin 1-(minus 5), G.Smith 4-(minus 19).

PASSING—UConn, McEntee 21-37-0-193. West Virginia, G.Smith 27-45-0-450, Millard 1-3-1-19.

RECEIVING—UConn, Griffin 5-57, I.Moore 4-41, K.Moore 3-36, Hinkley 3-28, N.Williams 2-21, Frank 2-4, T.Jones 1-4, McCombs 1-2. West Virginia, Bailey 7-178, Austin 7-74, McCartney 6-131, Urban 2-25, De.Brown 2-13, Starks 1-22, Nehlen 1-21, Garrison 1-4, Milhouse 1-1.

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