With West Virginia trailing 20-14, the Mountaineers had varying reactions.
"It was like, 'Oh, man, here we go again,'' said tailback Shawne Alston. "But we didn't get down on ourselves.''
No, instead the Mountaineers developed a plan. It was pretty elementary, actually.
"We got behind 20-7 and we started looking at the scoreboard and said, 'OK, we score once and make it 20-14 and then score again and win it,'" said linebacker Najee Goode. "Everybody just said, 'Yeah, that sounds like a plan.'"
Most of the single-season West Virginia passing records that were expected to fall Friday night were dispatched of quickly.
Geno Smith broke the previous record for attempts (419) with his third throw, an 11-yard completion to Tavon Austin. He broke the record for completions (274) with a 7-yarder to Dustin Garrison and yards (3,607) with his 63-yard touchdown pass to Stedman Bailey. He also broke the record for total offense (3,515) on that TD pass to Bailey.
All of those records were held by Marc Bulger and all were set in 1998.
Bailey, meanwhile, broke David Saunders' single-season record for receiving yards (1,043 in 1996) with his first catch, a 16-yarder.
And Austin broke the mark for receptions (77, by Saunders in 1998 and Shawn Foreman in 1997) with his 24-yard catch in the fourth quarter.