As expected, the West Virginia Mountaineers easily crushed Norfolk State on Saturday, 55-12.
Norfolk State was actually the only team to score in the first quarter, and took a 6-0 lead in the second quarter on a field goal. After two more field goals, Norfolk State even took a 12-10 lead into halftime.
The second half, though, was all WVU. The Mountaineers scored touchdowns on all five of their first second-half possessions, including three touchdown passes by Geno Smith and runs by Vance Roberts and Dustin Garrison. Backup quarterback Paul Millard was able to get into the game in the fourth quarter, and he went 5-for-6, including a 30-yard touchdown to Brad Starks.
Smith ended the day with 371 yards and four touchdowns.
So it turned out to be about the result WVU fans were expecting, although the first half was certainly a bit alarming.
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