“I might need more gun dust for the experience.” Jon Kimble, Western Virginia’s Mountaineer pet, 1:48 p.m.
There’s a powerful temptations right about now, with the Milan Puskar Floor scoreboard still resulting in and heaving from Western Virginia’s 70-63 win over Baylor, to just begin record damaged information. But we guarantee to curate properly. So many information were clicked that to look at them all at once is to danger desensitization.
West Virginia’s and Baylor’s 180 mixed performs were a new stadium excellent. Both groups also set stadium development information with WVU’s 807 metres and Baylor’s clean 700 (bit of a cowlick on the circular variety, there). Geno Cruz split the Mountaineers’ single-game reviewing record with eight landing goes, the college's successive completions record with 14 in a row and a nationwide moving performance record formerly organised by Colt Brennan — Cruz finished 88 % of his goes (45-of-51), the most of any qb with at least 50 efforts — which is how you know he’s in rarefied air. His antenna metres (656) and complete completions (45) are also new university information, both splitting the level Cruz set last season against LSU.
Stedman Bailey is now the Mountaineers’ profession innovator in getting touchdowns with 26, exceeding his pal Tavon Austin, tx with 24. Not to be beaten, Austin, tx is now WVU’s all-time major receiver; he has 2,684 metres to his name. Bailey’s 303 getting metres on the day are an excellent record, and Austin’s 215 are second on that record. Austin, tx, J.D. Forest (13 grabs, 114 yards) and Phil Buie (25 provides, 82 yards) all had profession times in both variations and distance. Bailey and Austin, tx are also the NCAA’s first getting combination to each exceed the 200-yard level since Florida Tech’s Danny Amendola and Eileen Crabtree did so in 2007. (TRIVIA! Think who their manager and place trainer was at that time?)
The teams’ mixed 70 first-half factors split a acquainted WVU system record, one formerly set by the Mountaineers and Clemson in January’s Lemon Bowlmageddon. Had either group created even one more area objective, the mixed 136 factors would have linked the Navy-North Florida reviewing record set in 2007.
And then there is Baylor, which had three 100-yard devices in just one activity for once in system record, saw Chip Florencia crack RGIII’s single-game moving record and saw Terrance Williams set single-game university information in both parties and getting metres — and missing. And it’s amazing just how considerably Saturday’s activity destroyed some of those represents. Florence’s 581 moving metres far exceeded Griffin’s past excellent of 479; Williams’ 17 grabs and 314 metres considerably stunted the 12-catch and 208-yard peaks once documented by Kendall Wright. This is the toughest peewee soccer saying, but in this situation, it’s a true: From the viewpoint of genuine scene, it’s a pity that either group had to reduce nowadays.
It contradicts every feeling but reasoning that the Holds keep Morgantown with a reduction. Each group punted twice, Western Va skipped one area objective and Baylor skipped two. One more third-down transformation finished or declined — or a different finishing to Florence’s intercepted complete on Baylor’s first unpleasant ownership — and we’re composing a different tale this evening.
The Mountaineers, to their credit score, seemed to understand this after the experience. “I sensed like Clemson’s protection or something,” said protection Darwin Prepare, who said he would not want to perform another activity like Saturday’s again. “I did not think it was going to be a shootout,” linebacker Isaiah Bruce revealed. “I believed we had an excellent knowing, and then they did exactly what we believed they would. Our objective was to try to create them one-dimensional, and we did.”
Indeed, the Holds were included to 119 hurrying metres. But they approved for 581 metres to create up for it. Even Bailey, with his 300-yard activity, shied away when requested if he’d appreciate another activity like the one against Baylor: “Not actually,” he said.
Asked the same query, Cruz blown out powerfully before answering: “No.”
Smith was a bit more jocular at the mic, and with a 656-yard moving performance in the guides, we cannot begrudge him for that. Still, he was fast to shake off everything he could have done to create the present success a more relaxed win. “I could have finished those five or six goes that I had incomplete; we did not ranking that first drive; we had a several pushes that delayed, a several circumstances where I pressured some paintballs and I could have scrambled and grabbed three or four metres.”
Smith’s team members and trainers were much better to compliment his figures and poise. (“Well, he had plenty of your energy and energy,” included middle Joe Madsen.) Asked what the best aspect of Smith’s performance was, trainer Dana Holgorsen regarded, and came up with the following: “Probably everything.”
Holgorsen added: “Both violations performed well. To say the resistance did not perform well would probably be an exaggeration.”
Holgorsen was crucial in particular of the Mountaineers’ ground activity, desperate to get Shawne Alston and Dustin Garrison returning to complete rate. “Not every Big 12 activity is like this. Not every Big 12 felony is like this. Not every activity is going to be like this.
“It will be different next One week. Florida has an incredible protection.”
So what happens when an incredible protection satisfies an unbeatable offense? Football gods be recognized, we only have to delay per One week to discover out.