Geno Smith leads avalanche of stats in record-breaking Baylor-WVU game

Rob Christy-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

You'll get winded just reading about the stats from Saturday's matchup between Baylor and West Virginia.

West Virginia and Baylor combined for 133 points in a single game on Saturday, almost setting a new record for a college football game between two FBS opponents. The record was more than in reach: The Mountaineers elected to kneel on the ball inside the Baylor 35-yard-line as time expired, but one more score from QB Geno Smith would've truly been one for the record books. Instead, the record still belongs to Navy and North Texas in 2007, in a 74-62 Navy win.

More gaudy fun fact stats? More gaudy fun fact stats:

  • The game tied the FBS record for combined total passing touchdowns (13), tying Hawaii against BYU in 2001.
  • Baylor and WVU were 15 yards shy of the combined passing yards record, set by TCU and Houston in 1990. That game put up 1,253, while this game had a mere 1,238.
  • Baylor tied the record most points scored by a FBS losing team with Rice against SJSU in 2004
  • The record for most total plays in a FBS game is 196, set by North Texas and San Diego State in 1971. This game had 180.
  • Geno threw for 656 yards passing against Baylor. The record for a single game is 716 passing yards from Houston's David Klingler against Arizona State in 1991.
  • The game did break the Big 12 scoring record in West Virginia's first game in the conference; the previous mark was 116 total points.

Also, from Brian Floyd:

  • Geno Smith was 45-of-51 for 656 yards and eight touchdowns. He set school records for completions, yards and touchdowns in a game and has yet to throw an interception this year. And yes, that's more touchdowns than incompletions.
  • Nick Florence countered by completing 29-of-47 passes for 581 yards, five touchdowns and an interception.
  • Two quarterbacks combining to throw for over 1,200 yards is complete insanity.
  • The teams combined for 1,509 yards of total offense, which is just jaw-dropping
  • Six receivers were over 100 yards, three were over 200 yards and two were over 300 yards for the game.
  • Terrence Williams: 17 catches for 314 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Stedman Bailey: 13 catches, 303 yards and a whopping five touchdowns.
  • Tavon Austin: 14 catches for 215 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Andrew Buie came up one yard short of rushing for 100 yards (25 carries for 99 yards), but did have two rushing touchdowns.

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