Mountaineers Look to Knock Off Baylor

By EFN Staff
Published: 10/14/2015

West Virginia Mountaineers (3-2) at #4 Baylor Bears (5-0)

Kickoff Time:
Saturday, October 17, 12:00 PM
Location: McLane Stadium, Waco, Texas
TV: Fox

Baylor looks to remain in championship discussions this week against West Virginia. The No. 4 Bears have been an offensive juggernaut this season, scoring 321 points in five wins. West Virginia is 3-2 overall and 0-2 in the Big 12, having lost its last two games to Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, respectively.

Players to watch
  • West Virginia junior running back Wendell Smallwood has already rushed for 589 yards and five touchdowns this season. He’s averaging 6.6 yards per carry and also has 16 receptions for 94 yards. 
  • Corey Coleman has been Seth Russell’s favorite target this season, catching 31 balls for 678 yards and 13 touchdowns (NCAA leader). West Virginia somewhat contained him last season, holding him to five catches for 77 yards and a touchdown.

Key Stats

  • West Virginia has committed nine turnovers in its last two games.
  • Baylor has scored 56 or more points in every game this season.
  • After holding their opponents to 17 points or less in the first three weeks, the Mountaineers have allowed 33 or more in each of their last two games.
  • Baylor sophomore kicker Chris Callahan is a perfect 43-for-43 on extra points this season.
  • West Virginia sophomore wide receiver Shelton Gibson has caught 20 balls for 447 yards and five touchdowns this season.
  • Bears junior running back Shock Linwood is averaging a staggering 9.6 yards per carry on 75 attempts this season.
  • The Mountaineers are 2-1 all-time against the Bears.


  • Baylor junior defensive tackle Byron Bonds (hand) is questionable.
  • Baylor junior running back Devin Chafin (hamstring) is questionable.
  • West Virginia senior safety Karl Joseph (knee) is out.