The Mountaineer offense continued to do good work through the second quarter and the ’Eers hold a 27-10 lead at the half.
West Virginia continues to play quickly and efficiently on offense, despite two lost fumbles. A second quarter 67 yard drive was capped off by freshman Andrew Buie’s 10 yard touchdown run, the first of his career. Geno Smith put the Mountaineers in position with a beautiful 36 yard sideline toss to Ivan McCartney, who has 6 receptions at the half. Tavon Austin leads all Mountaineers with 7 catches for 101 yards.
All in all, Geno has looked like an elite quarterback and some of his throws have been absolutely perfectly placed. He finished the half 21-28 with 232 yards passing and no interceptions. Seven different Mountaineers caught passes in the first half. The run game hasn’t been left out of things entirely, with Buie and Vernard Roberts each finding the end zone. Shawne Alston found some work in short-yardage situations carrying the ball three times.
After being dominated for much of the first half, Maryland looked to get things back under control when quarterback Danny O’Brien found Kevin Dorsey in the corner of the end zone for the Terrapins only touchdown. O’Brien looked rattled early in the half when he handed the ’Eers two easy interception, one of which was returned for a score.