Inside the Numbers: West Virginia and Baylor

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The last time WVU played on Halloween was a 1998 road loss to Virginia Tech, and the Mountaineers are also 7-8 all-time on Halloween, just 3-6 on the road.

Enough about the negative numbers, how about some positive ones? WVU is 5-2 all-time against Baylor, and who can forget the first time they met — Geno Smith tossed eight touchdown passes in a 70-63 shootout victory back in 2012.

The Mountaineers also beat Baylor last year in Morgantown — they downright abused them winning 58-14.

But this is a different Baylor team. The Bears are undefeated and sit alone atop the Big 12 standings. Baylor wins with a solid offense averaging 484 yards and 39 points per game. The Bears defense is also very good. They have six interceptions and 25 sacks this season which has helped hold opponents to less than 20 points per game.

Quarterback Charlie Brewer has ice in his veins — since the start of last season he has five game-winning drives in the fourth quarter including two this season.

Throw out the numbers and all West Virginia needs might be a good luck charm. They will have one sitting in the broadcast booth. Who can forget what happened the last time former WVU kicker Pat McAfee had a microphone at a West Virginia event?

We had a lot of fun that day, and I know I’m looking forward to the broadcast on Thursday.

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