Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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MICKEY FURFARI

November 9, 2012

Column: Geno outlines winning script

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MORGANTOWN —

Senior Tavon Austin of WVU leads the conference in receptions per game with 85 catches for 899 yards and 10 TDs. He also is No. 2 in receiving yards per game.

Geno is No. 2 in total offense (2,760 yards) and Walsh is fifth (1,721).

Both Stedman Bailey and Austin rank among the top four in scoring (TDs) in league play.

Oklahoma State owns an edge in most major statistical categories.

Offensively, WVU is averaging 40.8 points per game to the Cowboy’s 42.5; first downs 201 to 219; total offense per game 480.4 to 579.5; rushing average 139.3 yards to 220.0 yards; passing yards per game 340.9 yards to 355.9.

Defensively, scoring average per game 39.8 to 25.8 per game; first downs 188 to 165; and total offense average per game is 480.4 yards to 377.5.

Each team has six interceptions, and WVU recovered seven fumbles and OSU three.

WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen said, “It’s crazy that the Big 12 has teams that are having difficulty winning home games this year. To know that the home team has lost more is crazy.

“There are a lot of good teams in the Big 12. We enjoy playing on the road. We enjoy the travel and being with each other.”

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MICKEY FURFARI