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West Virginia blows 22-point lead but beats Maryland 40-37 with Lambert's FG as time expires

  • Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs (1) runs with the ball against West Virginia linebacker Isaiah Bruce, right, during the first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs (1) runs with the ball against West Virginia linebacker Isaiah Bruce, right, during the first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)  (The Associated Press)

  • West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett (9) passes against Maryland during the first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett (9) passes against Maryland during the first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)  (The Associated Press)

  • West Virginia wide receiver Mario Alford (5) catches a pass against Maryland defensive back Sean Davis (21) during the first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in College Park, Md. Alford scored a touchdown on the play. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    West Virginia wide receiver Mario Alford (5) catches a pass against Maryland defensive back Sean Davis (21) during the first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in College Park, Md. Alford scored a touchdown on the play. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)  (The Associated Press)

Clint Trickett passed for 511 yards and four touchdowns, and West Virginia gave away a 22-point lead before Josh Lambert kicked a 47-yard field goal as time expired to give the Mountaineers a 40-37 victory over Maryland on Saturday.

West Virginia (2-1) let a 28-6 lead dwindle to 28-27 in the third quarter, then gave away a 10-point advantage in the fourth quarter before Trickett directed a 65-yard drive to set up Lambert's game-winning kick.

Trickett went 37-for-49, and his passing yardage was the second-most in West Virginia history behind a 656-yard performance by Geno Smith in 2012. The Mountaineers finished with a whopping 694 yards in offense compared to 447 for Maryland (2-1).

West Virginia's Kevin White had 13 catches for 216 yards and Mario Alford caught 11 passes for 131 yards and two scores.

A year ago, Maryland beat West Virginia 37-0 while Trickett watched from the sideline.