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The Baylor Bears will have a chance to bolster their case for a playoff berth Saturday when the team welcomes the West Virginia Mountaineers at noon ET on Fox.
Head coach Art Briles’ Baylor team has been dominant through the first five games of the 2015 season, particularly on offense. The team is averaging a mind-boggling 64.2 points per game to lead the nation. Texas Tech, a team the Bears routed 63-35 on Oct. 3, is a distant second with its average of 52.7 points.
West Virginia sprinted to a hot start to begin the season, which included a 45-6 demolition of rival Maryland, but the team stumbled a bit in its past two games. Losses to Oklahoma and Oklahoma State put the Mountaineers at 3-2, but a high-flying offense and at least passable defense make them Baylor’s toughest opponent thus far.
Quarterback Skyler Howard and West Virginia will have the arduous task of outscoring Baylor and Seth Russell on the road. The Mountaineers are 20th in the nation in total defense, but Russell ranks second nationally with 22 passing scores.
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