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Geno Smith has 8 TDs in 70

Smith added to a growing Heisman Trophy resume by completing 45-of-51 passes for 656 yards and a Big 12 record-tying eight touchdowns-with five of those going to Stedman Bailey, who also had 303 receiving yards-and the Mountaineers won a scoring fest 70-63 in Morgantown. It was the highest-scoring game in Big 12 history.

West Virginia vs. Baylor: Neither team could stop the other, as the teams combined to score 136 points. (AP Photo)

West Virginia rolled up a school-record 807 yards of offense, and Baylor 700 in the Mountaineers' Big 12 debut against a conference opponent. Among those 1,507 yards, 37 first downs were gained, and six receivers had at least 100 yards receiving.

Smith outdueled Baylor's Nick Florence, who broke Heisman Trophy-winning predecessor Robert Griffin III's school record with 581 yards. Florence threw for five TDs.

"We expect to score that many points a game," Florence said. "But the goal is to score more than our opponent and we came up a little short today."

But the biggest star was Smith, whose eight touchdown passes tied a Big 12 record. And it only took one game for him to break it.

"Can you please tell me how you can improve on that?" West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen said of his quarterback's play.

ANALYSIS: Enjoy Smith's numbers while you can; they won't last

Terrance Williams had Big 12 record 314 yards and two touchdowns for the Bears, who couldn't keep the Mountaineers from running out the clock in the final three minutes of the game.



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