THE DFW SPORTS MIX 10 04 12 By Don Arnick
When the Baylor Bears get into a offensive shootout on the gridiron, it always a shoot. Remember the Alamo..Bowl from last year? Robert Griffin’s last game a Baylor Bear? He racked up 777 yards in that bowl game that broke alot of records. Well fast forward a few months to the last Saturday in September. Nick Florence has some big shoes to fill. And he showed that he can light it up like RG3, with a record 581 passing yards and 8 touchdown passes. On a normal day in football, that would win you may ball games. But there is one quarterback that can keep up with Florence and thensome. West Virginia’s Geno Smith, who is a early frontrunner for the Heisman, racked up 656 passing yards, eight touchdowns, in one busy day of offensive geared football. The end result, West Virginia beats Baylor 70-63 in a record setting game that had big play after big play. For every touchdown Florence and the Bears scored, Smith and the Mountaineers answered. And the benefactor of all the Geno Smith passes was receiver Stedman Bailey, who gathered in 5 touchdown passes. A Mountaineer record among other records going by the wayside in this game.
Two things to come out of this game, Baylors offense is in good hands with Nick Florence under center. Bayor’s offense will not miss a beat. For West Virginia’s Geno Smith, her is the early frontrunner in the Heisman competition. But if you followed the Heisman watch, it’s the games late in the season that will determine who wins the Heisman. Sure this game will be in the back of the heads of the voters, but plenty of football left in a season that proves this will be a long sprint to the end.