The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

College Sports

September 2, 2012

WVU not Friend-ly in Coal Bowl

Mountaineers flirt with 70, settle for 69-34 win over Marshall

(Continued)

MORGANTOWN — No. 11 WEST VIRGINIA 69, MARSHALL 34

MU (0-1)    0    10    10    14    —    34

WVU (1-0)    13    21    21    14    —    69

First Quarter

WVU:
Bailey 32 pass from G. Smith (kick failed), 8:56.

WVU: Alston 3 run (Bitancurt kick), 4:53.

Second Quarter

MU:
Van 4 run (Haig kick), 11:16.

WVU: Buie 24 run (Bitancurt kick), 9:25.

MU: FG Haig 34, 7:11.

WVU: Austin 6 pass from G. Smith (Bitancurt kick), 6:25.

WVU: Woods 9 pass from G. Smith (Bitancurt kick), 1:00.

Third Quarter

WVU:
Alston 21 run (Bitancurt kick), 12:27.

MU: Van 3 run (Haig kick), 8:00.

WVU: G. Smith 28 run (Bitancurt kick), 4:32.

WVU: Bruce 43 fumble return (Bitancurt kick), 3:41.

MU: FG Haig 29, :18.

Fourth Quarter

WVU:
Bailey 5 pass from G. Smith (Bitancurt kick), 14:24.

WVU: Myers 3 pass from Millard (Bitancurt kick), 13:04.

MU: Shuler 12 pass from Cato (Haig kick), 9:50.

MU: E. Frohnapfel 11 pass from Cato (Haig kick), :54.

Attendance — 59,120.

    MU    WVU

First downs    28    31

Rushes-yards    45-132    35-331

Passing    413    324

Comp-Att-Int    38-56-1    34-39-1

Return Yards    56    65

Punts-Avg.    4-51.3    2-22.5

Fumbles-Lost    1-1    2-0

Penalties-Yards    11-112    5-39

Time of Possession    32:57    27:03

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING — Marshall:
Grooms 5-43, Van 16-38, Cato 4-19, Watson 6-17, Butler 10-14, Ward 3-1, B. Frohnapfel 1-0. West Virginia: Alston 16-123, Buie 6-80, Austin 3-66, G. Smith 8-65, Millard 2-(minus 3).

PASSING — Marshall: Cato 38-54-1-413, B. Frohnapfel 0-2-0-0. West Virginia: G. Smith 32-36-0-323, Millard 2-3-1-1.

RECEIVING — Marshall: E. Frohnapfel 6-60, Shuler 5-47, Dobson 4-72, Kelson 4-45, Van 4-14, Crawford 3-48, Anta. Wilson 3-40, Hoskins 2-24, D. Allen 2-18, Snipes-Booker 2-12, King 1-20, Butler 1-10, Evans 1-3. West Virginia: Austin 10-53, Bailey 9-104, Woods 7-75, Buie 4-31, Thompson 2-6, McCartney 1-52, Myers 1-3.

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