West Virginia is off to a blistering start in its first Big 12 season, piling up points behind quarterback Geno Smith.
But if the No. 5 Mountaineers (5-0, 2-0) want to win the league and even challenge for a national title, they may have to eventually start playing some defense.
West Virginia has torched Baylor and Texas for 115 points the last two weeks, but also surrendered 108 in two wild, heart-pounding games.
Smith doesn't seem to care, so long as he can keep pushing the Mountaineers in to the end zone. Smith has 12 touchdown passes the last two weeks, with 24 on the season without an interception.
''We play as a team, we fight as a team. No matter what it takes to win the game, that's what we're going to do,'' Smith said after throwing for 268 yards and four touchdowns in a 48-45 win over No. 15 Texas that wasn't secured until the Mountaineers recovered an onside kick with 14 seconds to play.
Smith may have to be at his best every game the rest of the way. The Mountaineer...