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October 6, 2013

No. 17 Baylor whips WVU, 73-42

Bears gain Big 12 record 864 yards in rout

WACO, Texas — Bryce Petty and No. 17 Baylor needed only 40 seconds to score their first touchdown in the Big 12 opener. 
Their big-play offense and high-scoring ways translated just fine into conference play, with a 73-42 victory over West Virginia on Saturday night. 
“I just think it’s funny how people still say we still have something to prove when we’ve had four weeks,” Petty said. “70 points, I guess, isn’t enough.”
While it was the rematch of the highest-scoring Big 12 game ever, West Virginia couldn’t keep up with the Bears this time. And this wasn’t another overmatched non-conference opponent.
The Bears (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) had 864 total yards, breaking the Big 12 record. They had more rushing yards (468) than passing (396) while exceeding the school-record 781 total yards they had in each of their last two games. 
“We’re just hitting on all cylinders,” said Glasco Martin, who ran for two touchdowns. “It’s the right scheme, the right players and everything is working for us. It’d be hard to beat this offense.”
While playing only one drive into the second half, Petty completed 17 of 25 passes for 347 yards with two TDs and had one of Baylor’s school record-tying eight rushing touchdowns. The Bears, shining even brighter with their gold chrome helmets, already had 674 yards while scoring on nine of 10 offensive drives for a 63-21 lead before he was done.
Lache Seastrunk had his eighth consecutive 100-yard rushing game, coinciding with Baylor’s winning streak, and he did it without running after halftime. He ran 15 times for 172 yards and two touchdowns, including an 80-yard score as the Bears had 28 points in the first quarter for the fourth game in a row. 
“Our players played extremely active and with a lot of intensity and purpose,” coach Art Briles said. “That was our plan to play with purpose early. ... We decided just to judge the game by the first half because we felt like we did what we needed in the first half to win the football game.”

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