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Marshall Vs. WVU Score Update: West Virginia Leads At Half, 34-10

Geno Smith has been nearly flawless, Tavon Austin has displayed his jaw-dropping athleticism and the West Virginia Mountaineers are beating up their in-state rival, the Marshall Thundering Herd, by a 34-10 score at halftime. Smith is 19-22 for 180 yards and three touchdowns, including a beautifully lofted ball that Stedman Bailey made a terrific play on for the first score of the game.

Austin has been an all-around stud. He's busted free for a 70-yard run, which wasn't a touchdown only because he stumbled trying to make a cut, he's been dynamite on punt returns — he's had a 14-yarder and a 12-yarder, both replete with spin moves and cutbacks — and caught eight balls for 47 yards.

Marshall put up a good fight early, scoring a touchdown early in the second quarter to come within six points, but couldn't get any closer. Quarterback Rakeem Cato is 16-24 for 179 yards and running back Travon Van has 14 rushes for 38 yards and a touchdown.

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