The Baylor Bears absolutely mauled West Virginia Saturday night, scoring 56 points and putting up over 600 yards in a record-setting first half before setting school records with 73 points and 864 yards of total offense in the 73-42 win.
Let's start by re-living the action with Baylor's official highlight video.
Baylor started the scoring with a 61-yard touchdown pass from Bryce Petty to Antwan Goodley.
GIF via Baylor's Tumblr.
West Virginia tied it up on a botched punt, and it seemed like it could be a ball game. Art Briles disagreed.
Best quote from yesterday: Art Briles, when asked about WVU tying the game at seven early. "That was of no concern."— David Ubben (@davidubben) October 6, 2013
The Bears soon took the lead on a two-yard run by Petty. Petty then connected with Tevin Reese for a 47-yard touchdown on this phenomenal catch.
Less than two minutes later, the Bears struck again, as Lache Seastrunk went 80 yards to the house for a huge touchdown run.
and likely still dancing, until the end of time.
All of this took place in an incredible first quarter for Baylor, which was one of the best in recent history.
Baylor: 369 yards in the first quarter... that's the most by any team in a single quarter over the last 10 seasons.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 6, 2013
Glasco Martin opened up the second quarter with back-to-back two-yard runs for the Bears, giving them a 42-7 lead, and after a West Virginia touchdown brought it a bit closer, Seastrunk did his thing again.
GIF via Baylor Athletics Tumblr.
The Bears would score one more touchdown in the half, giving them a 56-14 lead heading into the locker room.
Baylor 1stH Drives (en route to 617yds + 56pts): 75yds TD 75yds TD 47yds TD 80yds TD 80yds TD interception 77yds TD 77yds TD 74yds TD EOH— Baylor Football (@BUFootball) October 6, 2013
With the starters out due to the blowout nature of the game, Shock Linwood showed he could replace Seastrunk quite well with this impressive 55-yard run late in the third quarter.
GIF via Baylor Athletics Tumblr.
Here was Baylor's ridiculous drive chart for the game:
The Bears' offense continued to dominate in the second half, scoring 17 points and finishing with some record-breaking totals.
With 73 points and 872 yards of total offense, the following records were set:
- Baylor record for total offense (previously 781)
- Big 12 record for total offense (previously 807)
- West Virginia record for yards allowed (previously 700)
- Baylor record for points (previously 70)
- First team since LSU in 1930 to score at least 70 points in three straight games
Most yards of offense in a game so far this season: 1. Baylor (vs. WVU) 872 yds. 2. Baylor. 3. Baylor. 4. Oregon. 5. Oregon— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) October 6, 2013
Against FBS opponents, Baylor ranks No. 1 in both passing and rushing yardage.— Jason Kirk (@JasonKirkSBN) October 6, 2013
Yards per game, FBS opponents only: 1. Baylor, 808.7 2. Oregon, 595 3. Fresno State 580 4. Florida State, 563.3 5. UCLA, 561.8— SB Nation CFB (@SBNationCFB) October 6, 2013
Still no three and outs for the @BUFootball offense this season. I wonder what the record is for games without one in a season?— OurDailyBears (@OurDailyBears) October 6, 2013