A constantly flickering scoreboard didn't mesmerize devotees to defense.
"Being a fan it's fun to watch," WVU junior linebacker Doug Rigg said. "Being a defensive guy and playing defense your whole life, you definitely don't want to see that. Just seeing the score go from 30-something to 40-something to 50-something ... it brings your morale down."
"I don't see any of the defensive starters with a smile on their face right now. I can't give up that many points, yards. Totally unacceptable. If we do this again we're going to pay for it. Luckily our offense was clicking and Sted, Tavon and Geno played on a different level."
The 133 combined points scored - 2.22 points per minute - set a Mountaineer Field record. The 1,507 combined yards of offense also set a stadium mark, which was previously set in the 1995 WVU-Rutgers game (1,081 yards).
Baylor and West Virginia had combined for 1,132 yards by the end of the third quarter.
Cue the chicken-egg debate.
Are these two offenses that good or did 60,012 fans and a television and Twitter audience witness two of the worst defenses in college football? Well, Baylor is now dead last in total defense, but WVU had a lot to do with putting the Big 12 team there.
One also has to consider that, among FBS level quarterbacks, Smith's 656 passing yards is the fourth-best total in college football's lengthy history.
Houston's David Klingler (716 yards vs. Arizona State in 1990), TCU's Matt Vogler (690 yards vs. Houston in 1990) and Symons' Big 12 record are the only individual performances that rank ahead of what Smith did against Baylor on Saturday.
"Putting up those kind of numbers is huge, no matter who you are and no matter who you're playing," said Nick Florence, the Baylor quarterback who broke Robert Griffin III's school record with 581 passing yards against the Mountaineers.
I wonder if LBJ will tune in next week for WVU's first Big 12 road trip against No. 11 Texas?
The Mountaineers will find out a lot about their team when they take their talents to Austin.
Contact sports editor Chuck McGill at chuck.mcg...@dailymail.com or 304-348-7949.