In a game where the Mountaineers were supposed to show off their defensive power they flaunted last week against Oklahoma State, WVU was creamed into a fine paste in the first half by the Baylor Bears, 56-14. Baylor’s strong triumvirate of an offensive attack smacked the ‘Eers defense silly, as running back Lache Seastrunk showed why he is a leading Heisman Trophy candidate, rushing for an astounding 172 yards. Early in the first quarter, Baylor’s star wide receiver Tevin Reese caught what is being called by some as the catch of the year, just barely extending enough to catch Bryce Petty’s throw. That gave Baylor more momentum then we could even imagine. The Bears proceded to rip WVU apart, and the utter rout was on.
In the very slim amount of first half Mountaineer highlights, quarterback Clint Trickett played reasonably well, even while continuing to nurse his hurt arm, which he injured last week. He held tough, throwing for an impressive touchdown and no interceptions in the half. But the West Virginia offensive line played horribly, and even all star punter Nick O’Toole did not play up to his normal ways.
When it rains, it certainly does pour. Stay tuned with us to see how ugly this gets.