Charles Sims ran for 116 yards and the Mountaineers scored three fourth quarter touchdowns to put away Georgia State 41-7.
The big story for West Virginia was redshirt freshman Ford Childress who completed 25 of 41 passes for 359 yards and 3 touchdowns. With struggles on the offensive side of the ball at the start of the season, Dana Holgorsen made the decision to start Childress over Paul Millard. The response was 604 total yards of offense and a season high 41 points.
Defensively, the Mountaineers didn't give up any points until the third quarter when Travis Evans put Georgia State on the board with a 65-yard touchdown run. It was the only score of the day for the Panthers and made up nearly a third of their offensive yards on the day.
Evans' touchdown pulled the Panthers to within 17-7 but the Mountaineers responded with three consecutive fourth quarter touchdowns, including a 32-yard run from Sims.