Baylor vs. WVU reactions: Offense good, defense bad

WVU's video-game-like 70-63 win over Baylor on Saturday has college football fans all over the country buzzing. You're probably already familiar with the wild numbers Geno Smith, Nick Florence, Terrance Williams, Stedman Bailey and Tavon Austin put up, but let's check out the reactions from around the web.

From SB Nation's Mountaineeers blog, The Smoking Musket:

The one consolation I keep repeating to myself is that WVU will likely not face an offense of that caliber again the rest of the year (hopefully ever).

They're talking about the Mountaineers' defense, of course. It isn't every day that you win a game and give up 63 points in the process.

Here's Mark C. Moore from SB Nation's Baylor blog, Our Daily Bears, expressing support for defensive coordinator Phil Bennett.

Despite the scorn I heaped upon him in the heat of the moment on twitter, it's not his fault that our players don't tackle when they have the chance, and it's not his fault they make terrible decisions like leaving Tavon Austin wide open down the sideline. Our biggest problem at this point is clearly the defensive line, where we're playing a redshirt freshman in an alignment we've never used before because we lost our starter before the season. Over and over again before the game I stressed that pressure would make all the difference; we couldn't expect any secondary, much less ours, to cover receivers like WVU's indefinitely.

Moore goes on to praise Baylor's offense in glowing terms, which of course is sensible and is exactly what you'd expect. Reactions to this game have tended to be pretty straightforward, regardless of which of the two teams they're referring to: Offense great, defense bad. That's pretty much WVU's football team in four words. We probably won't see another game this season as extreme as Saturday's. We probably won't. It's hard to say for sure.

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