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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Holgorsen described his communication with the quarterbacks as "very average" and that something has to change.

"I'm not doing something right evidently, because there were a lot of times in the first couple of series (with Trickett) where I was giving him specific orders and they weren't being followed," he said. "So I'm not doing something right. I'll keep trying to work on it."

The coach said Millard was in early because "we weren't getting called what I felt like needed to get called. I don't know.

Trickett completed nine of 28 passes for 161 yards. Millard was 8-of-13 for 115 yards and his two TDs.

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.

Baylor needed only one play on its next drive to score again, Seastrunk busting free for his long touchdown run.

Shock Linwood ran 14 times for 126 yards and a touchdown. Devin Chafin and backup quarterback Seth Russell also ran for scores.

West Virginia's late scoring included Darwin Cook's 32-yard interception return with 3 minutes left. Cook had been penalized for targeting earlier in the game, but wasn't ejected after officials reviewed that play.

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 — and the Bears have done it in all four games this season. Baylor still is one game short of matching the Oklahoma in 2008 with five consecutive games scoring at least 60 points.

"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."