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West Virginia vs. Texas: Mountaineers lead Longhorns 14-7 after first quarter

The No. 8 West Virginia Mountaineers (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) lead the No. 11 Texas Longhorns (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) 14-7 after one quarter of play on Saturday night.

West Virginia struck first in the game, scoring on a Geno Smith to Stedman Bailey 8-yard touchdown pass. The score was the result of a five play, 54 yard drive to start the game that took just over two minutes. Smith, a Heisman Trophy candidate, was six for eight in the first quarter for 76 yards and two touchdowns.

Texas and quarterback David Ash quickly answered, driving 83 yards in eight plays, scoring on a Joe Bergeron 2-yard touchdown run. Ash was three of seven for 66 yards in the quarter.

West Virginia's second touchdown came on a Tavon Austin 40-yard catch-and-run, on a drive that saw the Mountaineers convert on two fourth downs. Austin has three ctaches for 55 yards after one quarter.

The Longhorns blocked a 42-yard field goal attempt by West Virginia kicker Tyler Bitancurt midway through the quarter.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.