WVU- 35, sPitt- 10


We came.

We saw.

We kicked Pitt’s ass!

Honestly, it hasn’t sunk in yet. I’m thinking, “Did we really beat Pitt, on the road, and by scoring more than 5 points in the 2nd half?”

Hell yes we did! Particulars after the jump…

Brandon Hogan’s interception in the game’s opening drive was his third of the season and career seventh. He returned the ball 53 yards, a career-long return.

Ryan Clarke’s first quarter, two-yard rushing TD was second two-yard rushing score in as many games, as he also scored on a two-yard carry at Louisville last week.

WVU has scored a first-quarter touchdown in all but two games this season.

Clarke’s fourth quarter, three-yard rushing TD was his second of the game, fifth of the season and career 13th.

Terrence Garvin’s second-quarter fumble recovery was his first career. He returned it 29 yards.

Casey Vance‘s second-quarter forced fumble was a career first. Brandon Hogan recovered the fumble, his first recovery of the season and career fourth.

Noel Devine’s second quarter, 48-yard reception matched a career-high, set last week at Louisville.

Devine finished with 75 all-purpose yards (48 receiving, 27 rushing), pushing his career total to 5,653. He passed Avon Cobourne (5,623) and now ranks first on the all-time WVU All-Purpose Yards list.

Will Johnson’s second quarter, two-yard touchdown catch was his second of the season, first since the Marshall win, and career fourth.

Julian Miller’s late second-quarter forced fumble was his first of the season and career second.

With his third-quarter reception in WVU’s second drive, Jock Sanders extended his consecutive games with a receptions streak, having caught a pass in the last 39 straight contests. He remains in second place on the all-time BIG EAST consecutive games with a reception and the WVU all-time list.

Sanders ended the game with team-best four catches and now stands on top of the all-time career receptions list with 195 receptions.

Tavon Austin’s third quarter, 71-yard touchdown reception was a career-long.

Geno Smith’s TD connection with Austin was a career-long throw. Additionally, it was the Mountaineers’ longest play from scrimmage this season.

The first Smith-Austin TD was WVU’s second TD in the second half against a BIG EAST team this season.

Austin’s second third-quarter touchdown reception, a 12-yard catch, marked the third time this season he has caught two touchdown passes in a game. He now has seven TD receptions this season, and eight career.

Scooter Berry’s fumble recovery was his second of the season and career eighth.

Smith finished 9-of-12 for 212 yards and three touchdowns. He also had 18 rushing yards. Smith has thrown for 200 yards in six games this season.

With three TD passes, Smith brings his season total to 22. He passed Pat White (2008) and now owns second place on the all-time WVU Single-Season Touchdown Passes list.

With 196 completed passes this season, Smith now ranks No. 3 on the all-time WVU Single-Season Pass Completions list. He passed Marc Bulger (1997, 192) today.

Smith’s season passing total now stands at 2,215 yards and ranks No. 2 on the all-time list.

Tyler Bitancurt finished the game with five points, bringing his career total to 144, the eighth-best total on the WVU all-time kick scoring list. For his career, he is now 76 of 77 on extra points, the eighth-best mark in school history.

Today’s win is WVU’s second-straight on the road.

Pitt ate a lot of shit today.

We do have our Bill Stewart Job Approval poll up on our POLLS page.