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October 6, 2013

No. 17 Baylor whips WVU, 73-42

Bears gain Big 12 record 864 yards in rout

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Based on data available since 1980, STATS said Baylor is the only team to score at least 66 points in four consecutive games.  
No other FBS or FCS team has scored 28 points in the first quarter of any three games in a single season since 1996, according to data available to STATS. Baylor still is one game short of matching the Oklahoma in 2008 with five consecutive games scoring at least 60 points. 
The Mountaineers (3-3, 1-2), who made their Big 12 debut last year in a 70-63 victory over the Bears, trailed by five touchdowns midway through the second quarter. 
“This counts as a loss,” coach Dana Holgorsen said. “We’ll regroup and we’ll do our absolute best to get back on the winning track in two weeks. We’ve got a lot to work on the next two weeks. I said it all week. If it got into a track meet, we wouldn’t be in good shape.”
The Bears scored their most points ever in a conference game are 4-0 for the first time since 1991. Their total offense record broke the 807 yards West Virginia had against them last year, and the 73 points were the most for any Big 12 team in a conference game. 
The first score came when Petty threw a 61-yard TD pass to Antwan Goodley, who finished with seven catches for 170 yards. West Virginia punted on its first drive, but Levi Norwood fumbled and Karl Joseph recovered in the end zone for a 7-7 lead only 2 1/2 minutes into the game. 
While on pace early to match the big-scoring game from last season, Baylor was the only team getting in the end zone for a while. 
Petty’s 2-yard keeper put the Bears ahead to stay. Right after West Virginia was stuffed for a 2-yard loss near midfield on a fourth-down play, Tevin Reese made a tremendous grab — extending both of his hands above his head and then pulling in the ball while stumbling forward into the end zone — for a 47-yard score. 

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