Big XII

Maryland at No. 8 West Virginia Preview, Players to Watch, TV Coverage, Where to Watch Online

on September 21 2012 6:01 PM

 

Preview

Another West Virginia passing record will fall when Maryland comes to Morgantown on Saturday.

Quarterback Geno Smith is just one passing attempt short of Marc Bulger's career mark of 1,023. The senior already holds the career records for completions, yards and touchdowns, so sometime, likely on WVU's first drive, the scoreboard at Milan Puskar Stadium will light up and Smith will officially be the most prolific quarterback in school history.

After that, a rivalry will be played out, perhaps West Virginia's last traditional rivalry that will be played regularly in the foreseeable future.

The Mountaineers played their last contest with Pitt in 2011 and their last with Marshall in Week 1 this season, and both series are yet to be renewed. However, head coach Dana Holgorsen expressed his interest in continuing the series with UMD in his press conference this Tuesday (via WVUSports.com).