Smith's 4 TD passes lead WVU over Texas, 48-45

By Jim Vertuno

Associated Press

Published: Saturday, Oct. 6 2012 8:56 p.m. MDT

West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith fumbles the ball during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Texas on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, in Austin, Texas.

The Daily Texan, Elisabeth Dillon, Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas — Geno Smith passed for four touchdowns, leading No. 8 West Virginia to another wild shootout win in the Big 12, this time taking out No. 11 Texas 48-45 on Saturday night.

Smith, who has 24 touchdown passes this season without an interception, hit Tavon Austin with a 6-yard score with 10:50 left to play. Andrew Buie ran for 207 yards and two touchdowns, the second coming giving the Mountaineers a critical 10-point lead late.

West Virginia (5-0, 2-0) didn't seal the win until recovering an onside kick with 14 seconds left after Texas scored a touchdown on a pass from David Ash to Marquise Goodwin.

Joe Bergeron scored four touchdowns, all on short runs, for Texas (4-1, 1-1), which is 2-7 at home in conference games the since 2010.

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