MORGANTOWN, W.Va. --
Geno Smith threw two touchdown passes and Noel Devine rushed for 111 yards and a score, leading No. 25 West Virginia to a 31-0 win over Coastal Carolina on Saturday.
The Mountaineers crawled to a 10-0 halftime lead but the offense, led by Smith and Devine, dominated the second half and the defense didn't allow Coastal Carolina inside the 20-yard line all game.
West Virginia earned its first shutout since a 38-0 win at Cincinnati in 2005 and its first home shutout since beating Rutgers 48-0 in 1997.
Smith completed 20 of 27 passes for 216 yards with an interception in his first career start.
Devine had trouble finding running room until a 39-yard gain set up his short touchdown run early in the fourth quarter.