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Baylor vs. West Virginia final score: Geno Smith powers record-breaking win

West Virginia defeated Baylor in an offensive slugfest that featured a combined 126 points and nearly 1,500 total yards.

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Nick Saban hates touchdowns, and that's okay

A scoreboard-shattering shootout every now and then never hurt anybody, but Nick Saban's just being Nick Saban.

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The Numerical: Scoreboards beg for mercy

The numbers that mattered in Week 5 of the college football season. But mostly yards and points.

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Shutdown Fullback: Screaming about Baylor-WVU!

WOOWEE what a shootout that was between West Virginia and Baylor! The world's only college football show is here to recap that and much more from Week 5!

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Highlights of highest-ever scoring Big 12 game

Geno Smith of the West Virginia Mountaineers outpaced Nick Florence of the Baylor Bears in a 70-63 track meet.

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West Virginia and Texas are set to rise in top 25

The West Virginia Mountaineers and the Texas Longhorns are ready to rise in the top 25 after big victories over Baylor and Oklahoma State respectively. Stanford will probably fall after an upset loss to Washington.

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Geno Smith, WVU put up 70 on Baylor in win

West Virginia defeated Baylor in an offensive slugfest that featured a combined 133 points and nearly 1,500 total yards.

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Nutty Numbers: Baylor-WVU edition

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

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CATCH OF THE HOUR: J.D. Woods' 1-hander

The battle for CATCH OF THE [time measurement] might be done thanks to this plunging grab by West Virginia's J.D. Woods. GIF:

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Geno Smith, WVU are racking up ridiculous stats

Midway through the third quarter, Baylor and West Virginia have combined for 84 points. They had 70 at the half, and neither defense looks too interested in putting up a fight. Add it all up and you've got ridiculous stat lines that are sure to grow to even more ridiculous levels before this game is over.

  • Geno Smith is 34-of-38 for 436 yards and six touchdowns. There's still nine minutes left in the third quarter.
  • That's more touchdowns than incompletions for Smith, also known as the Robert Griffin III stat.
  • Marc Bulger held the school record for touchdowns in a game, but Smith is threatening to put the thing out of reach. The record was six, and Smith has already tied it. The way we're going, Smith could get into double-digits
  • Tavon Austin: 12 catches for 204 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Stedman Bailey: Nine catches for 126 yards and three touchdowns
  • J.D. Woods: 10 catches for 85 yards and a touchdown
  • West Virginia has 532 total yards so far, 436 of which have come through the air.
  • Andrew Buie has 66 yards on 14 carries, so West Virginia could pile a 100-yard rusher on top of all this.

The game isn't out of reach by any means, meaning there's no reason for Dana Holgorsen to take his foot off the gas (as if he would anyway). Everyone just sit back and watch the show.

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Good job, good effort Tavon Austin

When celebrations go wrong.

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Did Nick Florence cross the line?

Bears QB Nick Florence got mighty close to the line of scrimmage before throwing the eleventy-twelfth touchdown of Baylor-West Virginia. After further review, officials concluded he did not cross, meaning yet another touchdown rang up the scoreboard.

Have a look for yourself, but keep in mind the blue line isn't official, and is just FOX's best estimation of where the line is:

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Going by the line, he appears to have executed a perfect handball shot. Remember handball? The internet loved that sport.

This feels super important right now, as it's 35-35 at the half, but seriously, we won't even remember this after like 17 more touchdowns.

The slow mo version:

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