Baylor Explodes for 73 Points, 864 Total Yards in Win over West Virginia

Maxwell OgdenCorrespondent IIIOctober 6, 2013

Oct 5, 2013; Waco, TX, USA; Baylor Bears wide receiver Robbie Rhodes (3) and running back Lache Seastrunk (25) and defensive end Jamal Palmer (92) and linebacker Aiavion Edwards (20) and safety Patrick Levels (21) celebrate the win over the West Virginia Mountaineers at Floyd Casey Stadium. The Bears defeated the Mountaineers 73-42. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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During the course of the first six weeks of the 2013 college football season, the Baylor Bears have been historically explosive. Robert Griffin III, Kendall Wright and Terrance Williams may all be gone, but head coach Art Briles has still managed to lead his team to elite offensive production.

On Saturday, Oct. 5, the Bears reached new heights with 73 points on 864 yards of total offense in a 73-42 win over the West Virginia Mountaineers.

This is nothing new.

Baylor is currently 4-0 and has scored at least 69 in every single game, including more than 70 in its past three. The Bears won 69-3 against Wofford, 70-13 over Buffalo, 70-7 over Louisiana-Monroe and, now, 73-42 over West Virginia.

It's been all about balance.

Entering its most recent win, Baylor ranked No. 1 in passing yards and No. 4 rushing yards. It's also worth noting that Baylor ranked No. 2 in the nation in scoring defense before allowing 42 points to the Mountaineers.

What else is new?

Baylor's offense is as dangerous as any we've ever seen.

Junior quarterback Bryce Petty has 1,348 passing yards and 10 touchdowns to one interception, also running the ball for three scores. Junior running back Lache Seastrunk has 589 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on the ground, while Shock Linwood has five running scores and 318 yards.

Antwan Goodley has added 21 receptions for 540 yards and five touchdowns, while Tevin Reese has 18 catches for 423 yards and four scores. What this all adds up to is Baylor possessing the most dominant offensive unit in all of college football.

To turn a phrase, point in case.