West Virginia Mountaineers Vs. Georgia Southern Eagles Recap
September 5, 2015
West Virginia opened their season with a shutout win over Georgia Southern Saturday. Mountaineers safety Karl Joseph was the unlikely star as he intercepted three Favian Upshaw passes, while quarterback Skyler Howard made his first start a success by completing 16 of 25 passes for 359 yards and two touchdowns. Georgia Southern's running game managed 195 yards, but Upshaw had a dreadful day as he completed just two passes for 29 yards and threw four interceptions. West Virginia receivers Shelton Gibson and Jovon Durante both had 100-yard receiving days and each had touchdowns as well, while Wendell Smallwood led the Mountaineers rushing game with 96 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries.