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West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith tied a bowl game record with six touchdown passes to lead the Mountaineers to a runaway 70-33 victory over Clemson. West Virginia’s 70 points were the most ever scored in a bowl game. They scored five touchdowns in the second quarter alone, including three in the final 2:29 of the first half. It was just that kind of night in Miami.
Amid the flurry of points, defensive back Darwin Cook came up with second-longest play in Orange Bowl history. Clemson was on the verge of taking the lead in the second quarter when running back Andre Ellington ran up the middle and disappeared into a heap at the 1 yard line. A teammate signaled touchdown, but the ball came loose and Cook grabbed it, then took off with nothing but the end zone in front of him.
Tavon Austin tied a record for any bowl game with four touchdown catches. Smith went 31 for 42, and had 401 yards passing to break Tom Brady’s Orange Bowl record. Smith also ran for a score, helping West Virginia break the bowl record for points scored in a game.
West Virginia totaled 589 yards and 31 first downs. Smith was chosen the game's outstanding player but gave Austin an assist.
The Mountaineers (10-3) won in their first Orange Bowl appearance and improved to 3-0 in Bowl Championship Series games.
Celebrate the Mountaineer’s Orange Bowl victory with The 2012 Discover Orange Bowl DVD, which includes the commercial-free game broadcast as well as special bonus features, making it a great addition to any West Virginia fan’s DVD collection!
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