WVU Football: 30 best games in Mountaineers history

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Oct 4, 2014; Morgantown, WV, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen (center) talks with his team in the huddle against the Kansas Jayhawks during the second quarter at Milan Puskar Stadium. West Virginia won 33-14. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Game 19: 2012 vs. Baylor

Welcome to the Big 12, Mountaineers. This game will forever go down in history as the contest that defense forgot. West Virginia earned a 70-63 victory over Baylor. Both teams traded blows the entire game, which was the Mountaineers first in the Big 12 Conference.

The No. 9 WVU team pulled out the win over No. 25 Baylor, thanks to the play of Geno Smith. He caught fire nationally and was actually the front-runner for the Heisman Trophy after tossing for 656 yards on 45 of 51 passing. Smith had eight touchdowns and a long toss of 87 yards.

Smith would go on to re-write the history books for the West Virginia offense before getting drafted by the New York Jets.

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