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West Virginia Vs. Maryland: Terps Cut Deficit To 11 At The Start Of The Fourth Quarter

The Mountaineer aerial offensive assault continued as the ‘Eers took the second half’s opening possession 78 yards for a quick score to open the half. Geno Smith found Stedman Bailey down the middle for a 34 yard touchdown hitting the lanky sophomore perfectly in stride.

Maryland drove 71 yards on their next possession to the WVU 6 yard line before failing to convert a fourth down. West Virginia’s defense has looked great and while Danny O’Brien has had some success the Mountaineers have made plays when it has counted. After a quick WVU possession, the Terps got back on the board behind a diving Davin Meggett rushing touchdown from 20 yards out. Maryland attempted a two point conversion, but did not convert. Meggett scored on his third consecutive carry as the Terrapins discovered that they may have more success running through the Mountaineer defense instead of throwing over it.

Geno Smith threw his first interception of the day, a fluke sideline pick by Maryland’s Dexter McDougle which bounced out of the hands of Ivan McCartney along the sidelines. Maryland drove the ball 44 yards, capping it off with a 6 yard touchdown run by DJ Adams.

With the margin cut to eleven, and the Terrapins waking up to the fact they can run the football on the Mountaineers, stay tuned to SBNation Pittsburgh for more updates. Things are starting to get interesting.

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