WVU Rolls over East Carolina
Starr, Rick, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Fifth-ranked West Virginia broke loose for 599 total yards and coasted to a 48-7 victory over East Carolina Saturday at Milan Puskar Stadium.
Quarterback Pat White ran for two touchdowns, and threw a pair of scoring passes to wideout Darius Reynaud, as the Mountaineers (4-0) won their 11th straight non-conference game.
WVU featured back Steve Slaton, who was held to 80 yards on 24 carries last season at East Carolina, rushed for 114 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries before sitting out the fourth quarter.
In only his 24th career start, Slaton tied the West Virginia career touchdown mark of 42 with Ira Errett Rodgers (1915-19) and Avon Cobourne (1999-2002).
West Virginia also dominated on defense, holding the Pirates to 98 total yards with five minutes left to play in the game. East Carolina finished with 160 total yards.
White completed 18 of 20 passes for 181 yards, including 12- and 14-yard touchdown passes to Reynaud.
White gave West Virginia a 41-0 lead with a 4-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter. He set up a 13-yard touchdown run in the second quarter with an inside fake handoff to Slaton.
White, who wasn't sacked, rushed for 42 yards on nine carries. …