WVU dismisses UCONN 43-16
The sun was bright in Morgantown on Saturday and many tears were shed over the passing of Milan "Mike" Puskar, co-founder of Mylan Inc. Mylan is the worlds third largest generic and specialty pharmaceuticals company and had a factory in Morgantown, West Virginia. In 2003 he gave WVU the greatest gift in it's history--a $20 Million donation. Of that gift, $14.5 million went to athletics, and the stadium at Mountaineer Field now bears his name. The other $5.5 million supported academic and leadership programs. Mike Puskar was 77 and will be sadly missed. You can watch the "Forever a Mountaineer" video played before Saturday's game by clicking here
After a few ugly plays to start the game and a tight first half, Geno Smith threw for 450 yards (27 of 45) and four TDs with no interceptions to put away UCONN 43-16. Freshman Dustin Garrison added 80 yards on the ground and Stedman Bailey hauled in 178 yards on 7 catches. One of the statements of the day was on a short 4th down drive, Smith lost his helmet and escaped down the field, seemingly for a first down. However, the play was whistled dead because of the lost helmet and the ball was turned over on downs. Before the crowd booed the call, they erupted in cheers over Geno's determination. Everyone loves that kind of football. It's one thing to lose a shoe, but to continue down the field without head protection, now that's a gamer.