Boxscore
West Virginia 70, Baylor 63
Saturday, September 29, 2012 12:00 PM
Location - Milan Puskar Stadium
Attendance - 60012

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Baylor 14 21 7 21 63
West Virginia 14 21 21 14 70

Recap


No. 7 West Virginia 70, No. 24 Baylor 63: Geno Smith turned in a record-shattering performance, throwing for eight touchdowns and 656 yards as the host Mountaineers made a spectacular entrance into the Big 12 Conference.

Stedman Bailey was on the receiving end of a school-record five-touchdown receptions and hauled in 13 catches for 303 yards as West Virginia (4-0, 1-0, Big 12) prevailed in a wild shootout that featured 19 touchdowns and 1,507 total yards.

Smith, in stamping himself as the Heisman Trophy front-runner, completed 45 of 51 passes and did not throw an interception while tossing more scoring passes (8) than incompletions (6). He connected with Tavon Austin 14 times for 215 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Nick Florence nearly matched Smith, throwing for 581 yards and five TDs and rushing for a score to rally the Bears (3-1, 0-1) from a 21-point third-quarter deficit and pulling them within seven points on three occasions. Wideout Terrance Williams was magnificent with 17 catches for a school-record 314 yards and two touchdowns.

The Mountaineers pulled away from a 35-35 halftime deadlock when Smith connected with Austin on TD passes of 45 and 52 yards and Andrew Buie plunged in for his second 1-yard TD for a 56-35 lead with 5:16 left in the third. Florence repeatedly rallied Baylor, whittling the lead to 70-63 on an 8-yard scoring toss to Williams with 3:08 to play.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Smith set a school record with 14 consecutive completions in the first half - eclipsing the mark set by Marc Bulger in 1999 - and finished the opening 30 minutes with 288 yards on 26-of-28 passing. ... Despite scoring at least 45 points for the eighth straight game and 30 points for the 10th consecutive game - the fourth-longest active streak in the nation - Baylor fell to 0-26 all time against ranked conference opponents on the road. ... Six receivers - three from both teams - had at least 100 yards in the highest-scoring game ever played at Milan Puskar Stadium.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 9:12
Baylor   TD  West Virginia 0 - Baylor 7
1st Quarter - 5:32
West Virginia   TD  West Virginia 7 - Baylor 7
1st Quarter - 2:39
Baylor   TD  West Virginia 7 - Baylor 14
1st Quarter - 0:42
West Virginia   TD  West Virginia 14 - Baylor 14
2nd Quarter - 9:00
Baylor   TD  West Virginia 14 - Baylor 21
2nd Quarter - 6:55
West Virginia   TD  West Virginia 21 - Baylor 21
2nd Quarter - 6:21
Baylor   TD  West Virginia 21 - Baylor 28
2nd Quarter - 4:54
West Virginia   TD  West Virginia 28 - Baylor 28
2nd Quarter - 0:29
West Virginia   TD  West Virginia 35 - Baylor 28
2nd Quarter - 0:00
Baylor   TD  West Virginia 35 - Baylor 35
3rd Quarter - 12:31
West Virginia   TD  West Virginia 42 - Baylor 35
3rd Quarter - 9:13
West Virginia   TD  West Virginia 49 - Baylor 35
3rd Quarter - 5:16
West Virginia   TD  West Virginia 56 - Baylor 35
3rd Quarter - 3:18
Baylor   TD  West Virginia 56 - Baylor 42
4th Quarter - 14:14
Baylor   TD  West Virginia 56 - Baylor 49
4th Quarter - 13:55
West Virginia   TD  West Virginia 63 - Baylor 49
4th Quarter - 10:49
Baylor   TD  West Virginia 63 - Baylor 56
4th Quarter - 5:55
West Virginia   TD  West Virginia 70 - Baylor 56
4th Quarter - 3:08
Baylor   TD  West Virginia 70 - Baylor 63
TEAMS

Team Records

  Baylor West Virginia
W/L 3 - 1 - 0 4 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 1 - 0 1 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Baylor West Virginia
Score 63 70
First Downs 34 33
3rd Down Efficiency 11-for-16
69%
12-for-15
80%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 700 807
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 45-119 37-151
Average/Rush 2.6 4.1
Passing
Comp-Att 29-47 45-51
Passing Yards 581 656
Average/Pass Play 11.6 12.6
Penalties-Yards 6-56 6-78
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 25:40 34:20

PLAYER STATS

Baylor (3 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
N. Florence 29/47 581 5 1
West Virginia (4 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
G. Smith 45/51 656 8 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Salubi 20 75 3.8 1
G. Martin 13 39 3.0 2
L. Seastrunk 5 11 2.2 0
N. Florence 7 -6 -0.9 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Buie 25 82 3.3 2
G. Smith 5 31 6.2 0
D. Garrison 3 28 9.3 0
J. Woods 1 16 16.0 0
J. Thompson 1 -2 -2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Williams 17 314 18.5 2
T. Reese 4 120 30.0 1
L. Sampson 4 109 27.2 1
L. Norwood 2 21 10.5 0
D. Stonum 1 10 10.0 0
A. Goodley 1 7 7.0 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
S. Bailey 13 303 23.3 5
T. Austin 14 215 15.4 2
J. Woods 13 114 8.8 1
J. Thompson 2 18 9.0 0
D. Garrison 2 7 3.5 0
A. Buie 1 -1 -1.0 0
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