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WVU IR Tavon Austin—The senior receiver is coming off one of the best games of his career. Last week against Maryland, Austin had 13 receptions for 179 yards and three touchdowns. On the year, the Baltimore native has averaged 115 yards per game, good for No. 6 in the nation.
He has also hauled in five touchdowns and has 84 yards on the ground. Last year, he led the nation in all-purpose yardage and is undoubtedly one of college football's most dynamic players.
BU WR Terrance Williams—One slot ahead of Austin at No. 5 in the nation in per-game receiving yardage is Baylor senior Terrance Williams. The Dallas native has logged 117.7 yards per contest this year to go with four touchdowns.
Last season, he was honorable mention all-Big 12 as Robert Griffin III's No. 2 target behind Kendall Wright—now he's the go-to guy in this offense.
WVU WR Stedman Bailey—To complement Austin, WVU also has Bailey, one of the best deep threat receivers in the nation. He and Austin are the only two receivers in the Big 12 to total more than 1,000 yards in 2011.
This season, his numbers are almost identical to Austin's as he comes in at No. 8 in the nation, averaging 110.7 yards and has five touchdowns of his own.
BU WR Tevin Reese—Would you believe it? Baylor has another big-time receiver to match WVU. Reese comes in at No. 15 in the country, averaging 101.3 yards per game. At this point in the season, West Virginia and Baylor have the two most prolific receiving tandems in the country.
Two differing philosophies—The biggest difference between these two tandems are their average yards per catch. The two Bears are averaging roughly 20 yards per reception, while the two Mountaineers are averaging around 10 yards per catch.
This essentially points out the philosophical difference between these two offenses. They're both going to spread the field, but Baylor will employ a more vertical passing game set off the run, while WVU's offense is centered around shorter, high-percentage passes that set up for yards after the catch.