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West Virgina blows out Clemson 70-33

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Geno Smith threw six touchdown passes, four to Tavon Austin, and West Virginia poured it on in the Orange Bowl, routing Clemson 70-33 in Miami on Wednesday night.

West Virginia rolled up 890 offensive yards and 10 touchdowns—including 35 points in the second quarter alone—en route to scoring the most points in any bowl game ever played, a 70-33 win over Clemson in the Orange Bowl on Wednesday night.

Geno Smith threw for 401 yards, Tavon Austin caught 11 passes for 117 and ran for 46 more, three other receivers accumulated over 71 yards and the defense even added a 99-yard fumble return for a score for the Mountaineers (10-3), who played what might be their final Big East conference game.

Clemson actually led 17-14 after the first quarter, before giving up 49 of the game’s next 52 points.

The momentum-change started with WVU leading 21-17 and the Tigers knocking on the door with a 1st-and-goal from the three-yard-line. Clemson running back Andre Ellington met West Virginia’s Darwin Cook at the one and the game changed quickly. Cook stripped the ball from Ellington and went 99-yards the other way to make the score 28-17 WVU, and the rout was on.

The Mountaineers led 49-17 at halftime, and had 63 points on the board with well over 20 minutes left to play in the game.

Tajh Boyd threw for 250 yards and two touchdowns, and Ellington finished with 116 yards on 10 carries and a score for the Tigers (10-4), the Atlantic Coast Conference champions.

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