MORGANTOWN -- J.D. Woods had 13 receptions for 114 yards and a touchdown Saturday as No. 9 West Virginia won its Big 12 Conference debut against No. 25 Baylor, 70-63.
Woods just happened to be the team's third-leading receiver on a rather ridiculous day witnessed by 60,012 at Mountaineer Field.
Stedman Bailey set school records with 303 yards and five touchdowns on 13 receptions. Tavon Austin added a school-record 14 receptions for 215 yards and two scores.
Former WVU receiver Chris Henry had the school record entering the game with 207 yards.
"It was great to get a win, particularly after last week when people said we were the worst offense in the country because we only scored 31 points against Maryland," quarterback Geno Smith said. "I say it every week, but every game is a different story. This game was all about pushing through for the team with the offense."
Smith guided the absurd aerial assault. He completed a school-record 14 straight passes in the first half and finished 45-for-51 for 656 yards and eight touchdowns. Each was a school record except the attempts.
It's the third time in four games this season Smith's incomplete passes haven't outnumbered his touchdown passes.
"Statistically, this was my best game ever," Smith said, "but I think I've had better games."
Bailey scored on touchdowns of 47, 20, 2, 87 and 39 yards -- the final one with two defenders shadowing him in the end zone. That helped WVU end Baylor's nine-game winning streak, the second-longest winning streak in the nation and bettered only by conference opponent Texas Christian's 11-game run.
WVU (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) set a school record with 807 yards and 33 first downs, but needed a one-handed grab and a 13-yard gain by Woods on the offense's final drive and then a 17-yard run by Dustin Garrison on third-and-1 to finish Baylor (3-1, 0-1).
"Not every Big 12 game is like this," said WVU Coach Dana Holgorsen, who coached in the Big 12 at Texas Tech (2000-07) and Oklahoma State (2010). "Not every Big 12 offense is like this and not every game is like that. It was a situation where both offenses were playing at a pretty high level. It's going to be fast-paced and a lot of good offense. That's just the way it is."
Tied 35-35 at the half, WVU took control in the third quarter by scoring three straight touchdowns and outscoring the Bears 21-7.
The Mountaineers opened the half with a 45-yard touchdown pass from Smith to Austin and the defense forced a punt. Smith and Austin connected again on 52-yard score. Baylor missed a field goal and the Mountaineers went ahead 56-35 on a 1-yard run by Andrew Buie, his second of the day.
The Bears would get within a touchdown three times in the fourth quarter, but WVU replied with touchdowns the first two times and by finishing the game with the ball the third time.