Tuesday, December 12, 2017

MOUNTAINEERS SHOCK #4 BAYLOR

In one of the most hyped Big 12 games of the week, No.4 Baylor rolled into Morgantown and left with their first loss of the season. Behind a rowdy crowd and a great team effort, the Mountaineers shocked No. 4 Baylor 41-27.

Clint Trickett extended his school record of 8 straight games with over 300-yard passing. Trickett finished up 23 of 35 for 322-yard, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception.

Kevin White had another huge day catching 8 balls for 132-yards and 2 touchdowns.

West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett fumbled on the Mountaineers opening possession and Baylor recovered on the 7-yard line. On the first play, Bryce Petty hooked up with Corey Coleman for the touchdown pass, 7-0 Baylor.

Trickett would respond on the next possession when he found Kevin White for the 36-yard touchdown pass.

Baylor would make it 10-7 when Chris Callahan connected for the 36-yard field goal. Trickett would be intercepted and it would result in another Baylor 34-yard field goal.

Baylor leads 13-7 at the end of the 1st quarter.

WVU would drive back on the field when Andrew Buie scored from 1-yard out making it 14-13 Mountaineers.

Baylor would respond when Bryce Petty found Antawn Goodley for the 63-yard touchdown pass, 20-13 Bears.

The Mountaineers would bounce back behind the running of Dreamius Smith, who would finish off the 66-yard drive with a 9-yard touchdown run. WVU leads 21-20 late in the 2nd quarter.

In a first half that was marred by flags, Josh Lambert would do it again when he connected on the 54-yard field goal.

West Virgina leads Baylor 24-20 at the half.

 

Team Stat Comparison

BAY

WVU

1st Downs 10 17
3rd down efficiency
2-9 3-8
4th down efficiency
0-1 0-0
Total Yards 157 218
Passing 133 129
Comp-Att
9-20 9-17
Yards per pass
6.7 7.6
Rushing 24 89
Rushing Attempts
19 28
Yards per rush
1.3 3.2
Penalties 10-87 5-60
Turnovers 0 3
Fumbles lost
0 2
Interceptions thrown
0 1
Possession 13:47 16:13

 

The Mountaineer defense would stop Baylor on the opening possession of the season half, and the WVU offense would drive the field resulting in another Lambert 24-yard field goal.

27-20 West Virginia early in the 3rd quarter.

Baylor would drive 92-yards on 9 plays late in the 3rd quarter when Shock Linwood scored from 1-yard out.

We would go to the 4th quarter tied at 27-27.

West Virginia would roll down the field early in the 4th quarter.

Trickett would find Andrew Buie for the 42-yard completion, then Trickett would throw the fade to Kevin White for the 12-yard touchdown pass. West Virginia leads 34-27.

The WVU defense would once again stand tall, resulting in another Mountaineer touchdown.

Trickett and his offense would find balance, and that’s when he found Mario Alford on the slant for the 39-yard touchdown pass.

WVU leads Baylor 41-27.

Baylor would drive one more time but the Mountaineer defense would hold on 4th down with 2:36 left in the 4th.

When the clock went final, West Virginia upset No. 4 Baylor 41-27.

The Baylor offense never got going as the WVU defense held the Bears to 318 yards.

West Virginia will now go on the road next weekend when they face Oklahoma State.

 

Team Stat Comparison

BAY

WVU

1st Downs 22 32
3rd down efficiency
3-16 7-16
4th down efficiency
0-2 0-0
Total Yards 318 456
Passing 223 322
Comp-Att
16-37 23-35
Yards per pass
6.0 9.2
Rushing 95 134
Rushing Attempts
42 50
Yards per rush
2.3 2.7
Penalties 18-185 14-138
Turnovers 0 3
Fumbles lost
0 2
Interceptions thrown
0 1
Possession 29:17 29:58

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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