OK, so The Deuce and I are both giving you today’s post-game report. The Deuce couldn’t make it up to Morgantown because his entire left leg is in a cast. Send that guy your get well wishes!
The Deuce put together the stats, and I’m going to rant about yesterday’s monsoon.
WVU- 34, MU- 13
Geno Smith on the day was 26 of 35 for 249 yards and 2 TD in 3 quarters of action.
Tavon Austin had a quiet night on the offensive side of the ball. He brought his own thunder in the 3rd quarter with a100 yard kickoff return for a touchdown. The return matched the returns of three previous Mountaineers. Most recent was Shawn Terry back in Maryland back in 2001.
Stedman Bailey led all Mountaineer receivers with 5 receptions for 76 yards and 1 TD.
Vernard Roberts also recorded his first touchdown as a Mountaineer with a 1 yard plunge at the goal line. That score put WVU up 21.
Ivan McCartney caught his first career touchdown pass as a Mountaineer with a 4 yard reception.
The Mountaineers had 42 yards rushing on 26 carries. It was clear that Marshall was playing the run by loading the box and bringing different blitz packages.
WVU finished the game with 291 total yards.
Rakeem Cato was 15 of 21 for 115 yards.
All everything Travon Van finished with 7 carries for 2 yards.
Tron Martinez had 10 carries for 76 yards.
MONSOON REPORT BY JIM
So, yesterday, I was at the game. And, I got drenched in the monsoon.
For the first evacuation, I waited around by the East Gate for the person who I rode up to the game with… sending him several texts suggesting we go to the car. Well, the heavy rains started and I was crammed with everyone else in the east gate concourse. Chants of “Let’s Go, Mountaineers”, “Eat Sh*t, Pitt” and “We want beer!” were coming from the students. After the first round of rains, I decided to look for my “driver” and his friend. After unsuccessfully finding them (although it was nothing more than a half-assed attempt), I decided to head to my car, which was parked at Mr. C’s Wiseguy Cafe… also, my cell phone died, so I decided to put it in my pocket. Then, another round of heavy rain started… it didn’t take long for me to become completely drenched. Part of the walkway from the field to Willowdale was completely waterlogged. People were sliding down that muddy hill into the waters, which were next to the porta-crappers. Boy, I bet that was fun… sliding in sh*t and everything. Also, in that wet walk, I somehow lost my sunglasses. By the time I got to the car, I was completely soaking wet and madder than hell. Finally, I had a chance to take my phone out of my pocket and charge it… after leaving it in the charger for an hour, it would not turn back on. Good riddance to that Blackberry, anyway.
I’m about as die-hard as they come, but my God, there was absolutely no way in hell I was going to wait this one out, being completely soaking wet, cold and downright miserable. Of course, the drive home wasn’t much fun when 90% of people don’t know how to drive in the rain.
Oh well. A win is a win, and I’ll take it. That does it for my rant on the weather. Time for the Eers to work out any remaining kinks against Norfolk State.