WVU Wins Big 12 Shootout

By: Jim Wharton & Rich Donnelly Email
By: Jim Wharton & Rich Donnelly Email

(AP) - Geno Smith threw for 656 yards and tied a Big 12 record with eight touchdown passes to lead No. 9 West Virginia to a 70-63 win over No. 25 Baylor on Saturday.

Smith outdueled Baylor's Nick Florence, who had a standout game of his own with 581 yards and five TDs.

Baylor's Terrance Williams set a Big 12 record with 314 yards receiving. The old mark was set minutes earlier by West Virginia's Stedman Bailey, who had 303 yards and five TDs.

Williams' 8-yard scoring catch brought Baylor (3-1) within 70-63 with 3:08 left.

But Dustin Garrison ran for 17 yards on third down and the Mountaineers (4-0) ran out the clock.

Geno Smith set WVU single game records for completions (45), passing yards (656) and touchdowns (8).

It marked the most points scored in a game involving a team ranked in The Associated Press poll. The previous record of 124 was set in No. 12 Oklahoma's 82-42 win over Colorado in 1980.


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