No. 21 West Virginia Stalls Maryland, 31-17

Sept. 18, 2010

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Geno Smith threw four touchdown passes, Noel Devine rushed for a season-high 131 yards and No. 21 West Virginia beat Maryland 31-17 on Saturday.

Smith, a sophomore making his third career start, completed 19 of 29 passes for 268 yards. He had two scoring tosses apiece to sophomore Tavon Austin and redshirt freshman Stedman Bailey as West Virginia (3-0) jumped ahead 28-0 early in the third quarter.

Maryland's Jamarr Robinson threw third-quarter TD passes of 60 and 80 yards to Torrey Smith, but the Terrapins (2-1) did little else on offense.

Maryland entered the game averaging 241 yards rushing, but was held to minus-10 on the ground. West Virginia recorded eight sacks after getting none in the first two games.