Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Records Be Falling

In Year One of the new offensive scheme that Dana Holgrosen brought with him, the Mountaineers have performed well. Yes, there have been some hiccups, mistakes, a few too many turnovers. But, considering where they were at this time last year, it's night and day. Actually this season has been so productive through the air that passing and receiving records are going to be broken all over the place. Here are just a few of the major ones that should be changing hands over the next few weeks.

(records courtesy of wvustats.com)

Geno Smith

Total Yards
Record: 3,515 yards (Marc Bulger, 1998)
2011 Geno: 3,413 yards

Passing yards
Record: 3,607 yards (Marc Bulger, 1998)
2011 Geno: 3,497 yards

Pass Completions
Record: 274 (Marc Bulger, 1998)
2011 Geno: 269

Pass Attempts
Record: 419 (Marc Bulger, 1998)
2011 Geno: 417

Passing Touchdowns
Record: 31 (Marc Bulger, 1998)
2011 Geno: 25

Tavon Austin

All-Purpose Yards
Record: 2,104 (Steve Slaton, 2006)
2011 Tavon: 1,964

Record: 77 (David Saunders, 1998 and Shawn Foreman, 1997)
2011 Tavon: 72

Stedman Bailey

Receiving Yards
Record: 1,043 (David Saunders, 1996)
2011 Stedman: 1,037

Receiving Touchdowns
Record: 12 (Darius Reynaud, 2007 and Chris Henry, 2004)
2011 Stedman: 10

Former Mountaineers in the NFL, Week 11

Anthony Becht, TE, Chiefs: Inactive in loss to the New England Patriots.

PacMan Jones, CB, Bengals: Led the team with seven tackles in loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Brandon Hogan: Was inactive for the Panthers, but taken off the injured list and should be seeing the field soon.

Mortty Ivy, LB, Steelers: Bye Week for the Steelers.

Ellis Lankster, CB, Jets: Didn't register any stats in loss to the Denver Broncos.

Pat McAfee, P, Colts: Bye Week for the Colts.

Corey McIntyre, FB, Bills: Started, ut didn't register any stats in Buffalo's loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Ryan Mundy, FS, Steelers: Bye Week for the Steelers.

Chris Neild, NT, Redskins: Registered one tack and half a sack in loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Robert Sands, FS, Bengals: Inactive again for the Bengals. has yet to suit up this year.

Owen Schmitt, FB, Eagles: Was targeted once in win over the New York Giants.

Steve Slaton, RB, Dolphins: Was inactive this week for the Dolphins,


J.T. Thomas: Injured Reserve