Recap: West Virginia vs. Kansas
Morgantown, WV (Sports Network) - Geno Smith was nearly flawless in throwing for 407 yards and three scores to lead the West Virginia Mountaineers to a 59-10 rout of the Kansas Jayhawks in a Big 12 regular season finale at Mountaineer Field.
Smith completed 23-of-24 pass attempts in the game and was intercepted once for West Virginia (7-5, 4-5 Big 12). Andrew Buie rushed for 100 yards and a score, Tavon Austin added 77 yards and a touchdown while Shawne Alston had two scores and 40 yards on 10 carries. Stedman Bailey brought in 11 passes for 159 yards and two touchdowns. Tavon Austin had four catches for 110 yards.
Michael Cummings completed only 6-of-11 passes for 76 yards for Kansas (1-11, 0-9). Dayne Crist got some time under center as well and completed just 1-of-5 pass attempts for 41 yards and an interception. James Sims rushed for 57 yards and a touchdown.
Buie scored on a two-yard touchdown run early in the first quarter to open up the scoring.
Alston added a two-yard touchdown run of his own later in the period to push West Virginia ahead 14-0.
Smith threw his first touchdown pass of the game to Bailey from eight yards out early in the second quarter.
The Jayhawks responded with a one-yard touchdown run from Sims to make the score 21-7.
Alston scored on a one-yard touchdown run and Smith threw an eight-yard touchdown pass to J.D. Woods as the Mountaineers took a 35-7 lead into halftime.
Tyler Bitancourt nailed a 30-yard field goal for West Virginia in the beginning of the third quarter, after which the Mountaineers led 38-7.
That lead ballooned to 52-7 on a 16-yard touchdown pass from Smith to Bailey and a one-yard touchdown run from Austin.
Nick Prolago hit a 32-yard field goal in the fourth quarter for Kansas.
The Mountaineers kept piling on with a 26-yard touchdown run from Dustin Garrison.
West Virginia had a massive 647-274 advantage in total yards and had 32 first downs to only 13 by Kansas. The Mountaineers scored touchdowns on 8-of-9 attempts in the red zone.Game Notes