Syracuse's Siriki Diabate (18) and Cameron Lynch (38) bring down WVU quarterback Geno Smith for a safety.
Austin had just 21 yards receiving, but that was enough to give him 1,280 for the season and squeak past Bailey's total from last year (1,279) and move into second place on the single-season receiving yards list, behind only Bailey's total (1,627) from this season.
Smith's two TD passes to Bailey give him 102 touchdowns for which he is responsible, but that's still one short of Pat White's career record.
BRIEFLY: The only line worthy of repeating from a pregame press conference involving Yankees brass and the ADs from the two schools belonged to West Virginia's Oliver Luck, who responded to a joke about the game being a certain defensive struggle.
"I'm not sure what I would do as the athletic director at West Virginia if I saw a defensive struggle,'' Luck said. "That would be very much out of character.''
Yankee Stadium holds about 50,000 for baseball, but put on the market only 42,000 seats for the football game. Club officials said that 41,203 tickets were sold.
The actual attendance was listed at 39,098. The Yankees say that reflects the actual number of bodies in the house, independent of ticket sales, which is the way all attendance figures should be. It looked like there were more empty seats than that, and there were. But it was because many people watched the game from the concourses where it was warmer.
Prince-Tyson Gulley's 208-yard rushing day was the first 200-yarder against WVU in 11 years, or since Boston College's William Green in 2001. The 369 rushing yards allowed was the most by a West Virginia opponent since Navy ran for 388 in 1999. Unofficially, only five teams have ever run for more yards against WVU.
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