Those five opponents averaged 50.2 points per game and 625.4 yards per game.
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WESTERN KENTUCKY'S Antonio Andrews fell 84 yards short of Barry Sanders' 24-year-old all-purpose record.
Sanders gained 3,250 for Oklahoma State in his 1988 Heisman Trophy winning season.
Andrews had a shot at catching Sanders' all-time mark in Wednesday's Little Caesars Pizza Bowl in Detroit.
Andrews' production is the second-best total in FBS history.
Now, the local connection:
WVU all-everything Tavon Austin is No. 10 on the all-time all-purpose list heading into his final collegiate game this Saturday. He has 2,767 yards.
That means the diminutive Austin needs 483 yards to catch Sanders.
A lofty goal, right? But who would've thought Austin could torch one of the nation's best defenses, Oklahoma, for 572 yards earlier this season?
If Austin simply matches his season average of 230 all-purpose yards per game, he'll finish No. 3 on the all-time list behind Sanders and Andrews.
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IN A BASEBALL stadium, it's hard not to think of home runs.
And Austin can hit 'em.
WVU and Syracuse have produced a similar amount of 10-plus and 20-plus yardage plays from scrimmage this season.
WVU leads Syracuse 218-204 in all double-digit yardage plays, while the margin narrows to 66-60 for plays 20 yards or longer.
After that, the field tilts heavily in the Mountaineers' favor.
West Virginia had 40 plays of 30-plus yards this season; Syracuse had 24. The Mountaineers hold a 23-9 advantage for plays that gained 40 yards, and a 10-4 advantage on plays longer than 50 yards.
In fact, Austin had more 50-yard plays - six - than the entire Orange team did in 12 games this season.
In his final collegiate game, Austin might as well swing for the fences.
Contact sports editor Chuck McGill at chuck.mcg...@dailymail.com or 304-348-7949.