Early Mountaineer scoring spree buries Terps

The season is young and so is Steve Slaton, but No. 5 West Virginia and its star RB are off to a fast start, writes Ivan Maisel.

Updated: September 15, 2006, 11:34 AM ET
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- For one quarter Thursday night, No. 5 West Virginia made the debate about who's No. 1 moot. For one quarter, the Mountaineers looked like the best team in the East. Not the Big East -- the NFC East.

West Virginia scored 14 points before the Maryland offense stepped on the field and 28 points before the Terps moved past the Mountaineers' 49-yard-line.

All in the first quarter.

Sophomore tailback Steve Slaton scored touchdowns of 38 and 37 yards, and he ran ...

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