Geno Smith leads West Virginia past Kansas 59-10

Geno Smith leads West Virginia past Kansas 59-10
December 1, 2012, 5:55 pm
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West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith watches highlights from the season on the scoreboard prior to their NCAA college football game against Kansas in Morgantown, W.Va., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Christopher Jackson)


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) Geno Smith threw for 407 yards and three touchdowns in his final home game to lead West Virginia to a 59-10 win over Kansas on Saturday.

Smith completed 23 of 24 passes and became the first West Virginia quarterback to throw for 40 touchdowns in a season. His 95.8 completion percentage matched the single-game Bowl Subdivision record set by Tennessee's Tee Martin against South Carolina in 1998.

West Virginia (7-5, 4-5 Big 12) scored touchdowns on five of its six first-half possessions. Stedman Bailey had 159 receiving yards and two touchdowns to boost his FBS-leading total to 23.

Kansas (1-11, 0-9) lost for the 11th straight time, the longest streak at the school since the Jayhawks lost 17 straight from 1953-55.