At what point do ridiculous numbers become novelty as opposed to being impressive?
In the first half of Saturday’s Baylor @ West Virginia shootout, the offensive back and forth seemed like a checkers game. A fan of great defense, it was hard to watch. But… the spectacle became more and more like a circus. A homecoming circus for WVU…and Baylor believed they were invited to the party–the Bears just wouldn’t go away.
The final score? 70-63. WVU thoroughly pleased their fans of big offense. 70 points is always an impressive feat in a 60 minute football game on a regulation, 100 yard field, but it’s even more impressive when the quarterback of the 70 point team–in this case, Geno Smith–is responsible for 56 points through two wide receivers with over 200 yards receiving, and another over 100.
Is Baylor good? Yes. Is WVU great? Possibly. Geno Smith certainly is. Numbers aside, his ability to make decisions, and lead a team on the field and off of the field…his arm strength, and most importantly, his accuracy and placement? His complete skill set is jaw dropping.
Smith went 45-51, 656 yards and 8 TDs. Yes. He had two more touchdowns than he had incomplete passes. Smith has yet to throw an INT in four games this season. And yes, to address your query: All of his numbers, including completion percentage, served as new school records.