MORGANTOWN, W.Va. • Geno Smith threw for 323 yards and four touchdowns to lead No. 11 West Virginia to a 69-34 win over Marshall on Saturday.
In the final scheduled game between the state's only Bowl Subdivision teams, it marked West Virginia's highest-scoring season opener in school history.
Smith kept the momentum going from his six-TD performance in the Orange Bowl.
The senior completed 32 of 36 passes and set a school record for career completions before sitting out most of the fourth quarter
The Mountaineers compiled 655 yards, more than any game last year, and got the balance they've sought from their running game.
Shawne Alston ran for 123 yards and two scores. The Mountaineers compiled 331 yards on the ground.