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WVU Rolls; MU Loses
Reported by: Associated Press
Videographer: AJ Good/WDTV
September 15, 2012
In Landover, MD:
Geno Smith completed 34 of 39 passes for 411 yards and five touchdowns Saturday, and No. 9 West Virginia rolled to a 42-12 win over James Madison.
Smith set the school's career passing yardage record, topping Marc Bulger.
Stedman Bailey and Tavon Austin both had 100 yards receiving before halftime for the Mountaineers, who improved to 2-0 and are 13-0 all time against FCS schools.
Bailey finished with 173 yards on 13 catches and three touchdowns. Austin had 113 yards on 11 receptions and one score.
The Dukes upset then-No. 13 Virginia Tech two years ago, but they never challenged the Mountaineers. They fell to 2-1.
The Mountaineers hosted the game at the Washington Redskins stadium to help maintain an East Coast profile now that they've moved to the Big 12.
Tyler Tettleton threw for 200 yards and three touchdowns to help Ohio rally and beat Marshall 27-24 Saturday night.
Tettleton, who completed 20 of 35 passes, moved into Ohio's all-time, top five for career passing completions.
With the game tied 24-all with 5 minutes remaining, Rakeem Cato completed a 9-yard pass to Antavious Wilson. However, Wilson fumbled and the Bobcats recovered at their own 21.
From there, Beau Blankenship ran four straight times to drain the clock and Matt Weller converted a 38-yard field goal with 1:37 left to play.
Marshall (1-2) had a chance to rally, driving from its own 25 to the Ohio 27, but Jelani Woseley intercepted a Cato pass to seal the win.
Cato led Marshall with 432 yards and three touchdowns on 44-of-65 passing.
The win marks the Bobcats' first 2-0 start on the road since 1976 and second consecutive season with a 3-0 start.
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