The 2012 College Football season is all but five weeks old and already we are witnessing perhaps some of the most unpredictable, climactic, thrilling, and high-scoring seasons in its history. Amongst these games was one of the highest scoring games in College Football history, the #9 West Virginia Mountaineers beat the #25 Baylor Bears, 70 – 62.
To give you an idea as to how much of a shootout this was, here is a sample of the notable stats in this game;
- Both teams combined for a total of 1507 yards
- Mountaineers Quarterback Gino Smith threw for 656 and 8 Touchdowns
- Bears Quarterback Nick Florence threw for 581 yards (breaking Robert Griffin III’s school record) and 5 Touchdowns
- Both team combined for 270 yards rushing
- Bears Receiver Terrence Williams had 314 yards receiving (a Big 10 record)
- Mountaineers Receiver Stedman Bailey had 303 yards receiving and 5 Touchdowns
- Both teams combined for 19 Touchdowns
- Both teams combined for 67 First Downs
In addition to the victory, many have noted this as being Geno Smith‘s breakout performance that should give him strong consideration for the Heisman Trophy. Prior to this game he was already seen a potential candidate, yet his record breaking performance today may have catapulted him as one of the front runners; if Geno continues to produce these types of numbers, it would be difficult not to assume him as being the winner at the end of the season.