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Here's The Catch Of The Day, From The Offensive Explosion That Was Baylor At West Virginia

Ooooh-wheee, that was a good one. It wasn't quite as close as it looked in the end—70-56 until Baylor struck one last time with about three minutes left, whereupon the Mountaineers were able to run the clock down—but it was back-and-forth for most of the game. West Virginia bled the clock partly with the help of the play above: on the first series of their final drive, Geno Smith threw a wobbler to J.D. Woods, who hauled it in one-handed—maybe not even the whole hand—for what has to be one of the catches of the year. West Virginia would get one more first down, and that was enough to end the game.


Early Heisman candidate Geno Smith threw for 656 yards and eight touchdowns, while Baylor's Nick Florence played a comparatively crappy game, with 581 yards and a mere five touchdowns. Six receivers had a 100 yards receiving or more, Woods included. All in all, the teams combined for 19 touchdowns and zero field goals, and the AP reports the game "marked the most points scored in a game involving a team ranked in The Associated Press poll," and, for Baylor, the most points scored by an FBS team in a losing effort. Really though, neither team lost, except for both defenses.

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