The University of Charleston used a little different process to secure points on the grass at West Virginia State University's Dickerson Stadium.
Meanwhile, the defense kept up what it began last week in a dominating effort against Glenville State.
Charleston quarterback Maurice Leak completed 20-of-28 passes for 221 yards and a career-high four touchdowns to lead the Golden Eagles to a 31-9 victory over their Kanawha County rivals in a Mountain East Conference meeting Saturday afternoon.
"We had a good game plan, one that highlighted him making decisions with the ball pre snap," UC Coach Pat Kirkland said of Leak. "He did a nice job executing that today. We gave him the opportunity to make some adjustments, pass, run, and where to go with the football. I don't want to say he was batting a thousand, but he was pretty close to that."
One of Leak's TD passes was a back-shoulder fade to do-it-all sophomore John Knox, a quarterback who has spent time as a receiver this season. Knox made a one-handed catch near the sideline of the end zone, getting one foot in bounds.
Leak also had a 14-yard TD throw to Knox, as well as a 31-yarder to Daniel Cherry and a 7-yarder to Justin Lawrence.
The running game compiled 193 yards on 49 carries for UC (4-3, 4-1 MEC), but it was the passing game that produced two TDs of more than 28 yards.
For State's part, the Yellow Jackets (0-7, 0-6) didn't allow UC to score in the first quarter, and although the visitors' first touchdown came just 1:23 into the second, their second TD didn't come until 1:03 remained in the first half.
"Our kids responded to what we asked them to do early on," State Coach Jon Anderson said. "We asked them to match their physical play on both sides of the football. We asked them to come out swinging, play with confidence and I was proud of the way our kids did that in the first half."