WVU can't keep up with No. 17 Baylor in 73-42 loss

Published on NewsOK Modified: October 6, 2013 at 12:43 am •  Published: October 6, 2013
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WACO, Texas (AP) — West Virginia couldn't keep up with Baylor this time.

And the Mountaineers are far from settled at quarterback after six games since Geno Smith went to the NFL.

Bryce Petty threw for 347 yards and two touchdowns while playing only a drive into the second half, Lache Seastrunk ran for 172 yards and two of 17th-ranked Baylor's school record-tying eight TD runs in a 73-42 victory Saturday night.

"This counts as a loss," West Virginia 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 and are 4-0 for the first time since 1991. They set a Big 12 record with 864 total yards, breaking the mark of 807 yards West Virginia had against them last year — a 70-63 victory for the Mountaineers in their Big 12 debut and the still the league's highest-scoring game ever.

"Offensively, we're not equipped to keep up with them at this point in time," Holgorsen said. "I'm sure we can get there at some point."

The Mountaineers (3-3, 1-2 Big 12) trailed by five touchdowns midway through the second quarter.

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 2½ minutes into the game.

While on pace early to match the big-scoring game from last season, Baylor (4-0, 1-0) was the only team getting in the end zone for a while.

"We obviously did not do enough. Baylor was at their best tonight," quarterback Paul Millard said. "We've got to move forward and regroup. Start all over."

Baylor was up 42-7 midway through the second quarter after Glasco Martin had 2-yard TD runs on consecutive drives. West Virginia then finally had an offensive touchdown on Clint Trickett's 39-yard pass to Kevin White.

White had seven catches for 130 yards and two touchdowns, including one from Paul Millard in the fourth quarter.

Trickett was the third different starting quarterback this season, but Millard came in for the second series of the game, then played a series in the second quarter before throwing two TDs in the fourth quarter when WVU scored three touchdowns.

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