Geno Smith and the West Virginia Mountaineers continue to pour it on in the second half against Baylor, scoring another 21 points in the third quarter to take a 56-42 lead. Geno Smith's Big 12 debut has been ridiculous, as the Heisman hopeful has hit 37 of 42 attempts for 490 yards and six touchdowns through the first three quarters. He had just two incompletions in the first half, and now he's achieved the incredible feat of throwing more touchdowns than incompletions.
Baylor's secondary has been overwhelmed by Dana Holgorsen's offense, but Smith's accuracy has certainly been the catalyst for the offensive explosion in Morgantown. Smith has already tied Marc Bulger's school record with six touchdowns in a game, and with a quarter left to play, it's likely the record will fall.
On the receiving end of Smith's darts have been the dynamic receiving duo of Stedman Bailey and Tavon Austin. Bailey has 11 catches for 177 yards, but it was Austin who starred in the third quarter, scoring two more touchdowns to add to his gaudy numbers. The speedy Austin has 13 catches for 207 yards so far.
While the offense continued to fire on all cylinders, the defense actually some a stop to swing the back-and-forth shootout into a two-touchdown lead.