The Bears have lost eight games the past three seasons, but only one of those have come at Floyd Casey Stadium, the site of this weekend's game. Baylor is 15-1 at home the past three seasons, including an active win streak of six.
WVU ranks in the top 25 nationally in just one team category: net punting.
The Mountaineers, led by Nick O'-Toole, have averaged 42.81 yards on 31 punts - No. 8 nationally. Only Louisiana Tech (33) and New Mexico State (35) have more punts without a touchback.
Saturday's WVU-Baylor game features the top two rushers in the Big 12: Lache Seastrunk and Charles Sims. The Bears' Seastrunk leads the conference with 417 rushing yards and has a staggering 11 yards-per-carry average. Sims averages five yards per rushing attempt.
This weekend is No. 12 for WVU in the Big 12 Conference. Yes, that's right, the Mountaineers are playing in their 12th conference game since joining the league before the 2012 season. Baylor represents the seventh ranked league opponent WVU has faced in this span. In fact, this will be the third ranked opponent for the Mountaineers this season and all hail from the Big 12.
Baylor is a 27.5-point favorite over West Virginia. The Mountaineers have never won a game as this big of an underdog. WVU was a 19.5-point underdog to Oklahoma State last Saturday, the most points the Mountaineers have ever been an underdog and managed to win. WVU was a 28.5-point underdog at Miami in 1991 and a 35-point underdog at Miami in 2001.
Clint Trickett passed for 309 yards in his first WVU start last Saturday against Oklahoma State. The total is not a career high - he passed for 336 yards at Florida State in a win over No. 22 Clemson as a freshman in 2011 - but the 309 yards eclipsed his total passing yards for last season at FSU. He was 22-for-34 passing for 272 yards with zero touchdowns and no interceptions last season.