GAMEDAY College Football

Baylor 45, West Virginia 20

By SCHUYLER DIXON
AP Sports Writer

WACO, Texas - Gerry Bohanon had career highs of 336 yards passing and four touchdowns, including a 75-yarder to Tyquan Thornton on the second play of the game, while also scoring on a 1-yard sneak in Baylor's 45-20 victory over West Virginia.

Thornton caught eight passes for a career-best 187 yards and two TDs as the Bears scored on four of their first five possessions a week after starting with eight consecutive punts in a 24-14 loss to Oklahoma State that knocked Baylor out of the Top 25 right after getting in.

With the Bears (5-1, 3-1 Big 12) celebrating the 10th anniversary of Robert Griffin III's Heisman Trophy season by showing frequent highlights, Bohanon was 18 of 29 with no interceptions, giving the fourth-year junior 183 career attempts without a pick.

Jarret Doege was sacked six times, and the Mountaineers (2-4, 0-3) again couldn't get the Big 12's worst run game going. West Virginia, which had 90 mostly empty yards rushing, has lost its first three conference games for the second time since joining the league in 2012.

Thornton caught Bohanon's first pass 7 yards from the line of scrimmage, split the defense and ran untouched on a play that was 3 yards shy of the longest of the senior's career.

The Mountaineers needed just 1:38 to get even when Sean Ryan caught a 12-yard pass from Doege that was tipped by Baylor safety Christian Morgan.

Doege was 24 of 37 for 272 yards with a touchdown and was replaced with the game out of reach by Garrett Greene, who had a 13-yard scoring run late.

Baylor scored the next 21 points, including a delayed TD signal on Bohanon's sneak, a score set up by Jalen Pitre's interception at the West Virginia 48.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter WVUBaylor
Baylor TD 14:19 Tyquan Thornton 75 yard TD pass from Gerry Bohanon (Isaiah Hankins Extra Point) 0 7
WVU TD 12:41 Sean Ryan 12 yard TD pass from Jarret Doege (Casey Legg Extra Point) 7 7
Baylor TD 9:22 Ben Sims 10 yard TD pass from Gerry Bohanon (Isaiah Hankins Extra Point) 7 14
Baylor TD 5:24 Gerry Bohanon 1 yard TD run (Isaiah Hankins Extra Point) 7 21
Second Quarter WVUBaylor
Baylor TD 9:52 Tyquan Thornton 11 yard TD pass from Gerry Bohanon (Isaiah Hankins Extra Point) 7 28
WVU FG 6:17 Casey Legg 29 yard field goal 10 28
Third Quarter WVUBaylor
WVU FG 9:17 Casey Legg 27 yard field goal 13 28
Baylor TD 8:43 Ben Sims 29 yard TD pass from Gerry Bohanon (Isaiah Hankins Extra Point) 13 35
Baylor TD 4:37 Abram Smith 31 yard TD run (Isaiah Hankins Extra Point) 13 42
Fourth Quarter WVUBaylor
Baylor FG 10:12 Isaiah Hankins 45 yard field goal 13 45
WVU TD 4:18 Garrett Greene 13 yard TD run (Casey Legg Extra Point) 20 45
Team Stats
  West Virginia Baylor
First downs 25 22
  Rushing 9 6
  Passing 11 14
  Penalty 5 2
3rd Down Efficiency 3-15, 20% 3-11, 27%
4th down efficiency 0-0, -% 2-2, 100%
Rushes-Yards 38-90 32-171
Passing Yards 272 354
Return Yards 46 48
Completions-Attempts-Int 24-37-1 20-31-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 6-46 0-0
Punts 7 5
Fumbles Lost 1-0 0-0
Penalties - Yards 8-67 6-59
West Virginia Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Doege 20 31 237 1 1
G. Greene 4 6 35 0 0
Baylor Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
G. Bohanon 18 29 336 4 0
B. Shapen 2 2 18 0 0
West Virginia Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
G. Greene 10 55 5.5 1
L. Brown 12 44 3.7 0
J. Johnson Jr. 8 13 1.6 0
W. Wright Jr. 1 1 1.0 0
J. Doege 7 -23 -3.3 0
Baylor Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
A. Smith 11 87 7.9 1
T. Ebner 8 53 6.6 0
T. McWilliams 5 25 5.0 0
G. Bohanon 6 6 1.0 1
J. Fleeks 1 0 0.0 0
R. Sneed 1 0 0.0 0
West Virginia Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
W. Wright Jr. 6 86 14.3 0
S. James 5 70 14.0 0
I. Esdale 5 49 9.8 0
B. Ford-Wheaton 4 45 11.3 0
S. Ryan 1 12 12.0 1
L. Brown 2 8 4.0 0
J. Johnson Jr. 1 2 2.0 0
Baylor Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Thornton 8 187 23.4 2
D. Estrada 4 90 22.5 0
B. Sims 2 39 19.5 2
H. Presley 1 15 15.0 0
G. Yates 1 11 11.0 0
R. Sneed 1 9 9.0 0
J. Ellis 1 3 3.0 0
T. Ebner 2 0 0.0
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West Virginia Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Baylor Interceptions
Player Int Yards
J. Pitre 1 0
West Virginia Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
T. Sumpter 7 336 48.0
Baylor Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
I. Power 5 237 47.4
West Virginia Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Baylor Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Ebner 3 21 7.0
West Virginia Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
W. Wright Jr. 2 35 17.5
G. Malashevich 1 11 11.0
Baylor Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Estrada 1 0 0
J. Fleeks 1 7 7.0
T. Ebner 1 20 20.0
West Virginia Missed FG
Player Length
Baylor Missed FG
Player Length




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