Originally posted on Next Impulse Sports  |  Last updated 9/29/12

West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith had an absolutely monster day against the Baylor Bears. Smith threw for 656 yards and had a Big 12 record eight touchdowns, going 45-51. And he did it without throwing a single interception.

Smith solidified his place as the Heisman front-runner as he lead the Mountaineers to a 70-63 win over the Bears. It wasn’t all Smith, however. Baylor’s Nick Florence also had a huge game, throwing for 581 yards and five touchdowns.

It was a day for the record books, in West Virginia’s Big 12 debut.

The teams combined for 1,507 yards of offense and 37 first downs. Six receivers had at least 100 yards receiving.

In West Virginia’s Big 12 debut, the record books were rewritten for the schools, the conference and the FBS.

It also marked the most points scored in a game involving a team ranked in The Associated Press poll. The previous record of 124 was set in No. 12 Oklahoma’s 82-42 win over Colorado in 1980.

The combined 19 touchdowns tied an FBS mark, last reached when Navy beat North Texas 74-62 in 2007. That matchup set the FBS record for most points in a regulation game at 136.

Baylor also tied an FBS mark for the most points scored by a losing team.

Among the other records, Smith set school marks for completions, yards and touchdown passes. He still doesn’t have an interception this season.

Bailey and Tavon Austin became the first FBS teammates with 200 yards receiving since 2007.

Needless to say, they don’t stress defense much in the Big 12, but it was still fun to watch.

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[CBS]

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