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- Can anyone stop anyone from scoring? When it comes to Kain Colter and the Northwestern offense, I sure hope not.
Numbers don’t lie: Pardon me for being late, but it took me a while to read over the box score from last weekend’s West Virginia-Baylor football game.
In case you didn’t hear about it, the final tally was ten to nine. That is, ten touchdowns to nine touchdowns.
The stats from the game were amazing. Final score: 70 to 63, Mountaineers. Total offensive yards: 1,507. Total passing yards: 1,237. Touchdown passes thrown: 13. Total passes thrown: 98.
Baylor receiver Terrance Williams broke the Big 12 conference record for receiving yards in a game—the one set earlier in the game by Stedman Bailey of West Virginia. Together the two racked up 617 receiving yards, which at one point would have made for a decent season total.
But my favorite part is that somehow the two teams also found time to miss a couple of scoring opportunities. There were two errant field goal attempts and four punts.