WACO, Texas (AP) - Bryce Petty and No. 17 Baylor quickly had an answer to everyone wondering how their big-play offense and high-scoring ways would translate against a Big 12 opponent.
While it was the rematch of the highest-scoring Big 12 game ever, West Virginia couldn't keep up with the Bears this time. And this wasn't another overmatched non-conference opponent.
Petty threw for 347 yards with two touchdowns and had one of Baylor's school record-tying eight rushing TDs in a 73-42 victory over West Virginia on Saturday night.
The Bears (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) had 872 total yards, breaking the Big 12 record. They had more rushing yards (468) than passing (396) while exceeding the school-record 781 total yards they had in each of their last two games.
While playing only one drive into the second half, Petty completed 17 of 25 passes. He left when the Bears already had 674 yards while scoring touchdowns on nine of 10 offensive drives for a 63-21 lead.
Lache Seastrunk had his eighth consecutive 100-yard rushing game, coinciding with Baylor's winning streak, and he did it without running after halftime. He ran 15 times for 172 yards and two touchdowns, including an 80-yard score as the Bears had 28 points in the first quarter for the fourth game in a row.
Baylor's 872 yards of total offense is a Big 12 record passing West Virginia's 807 yards against Baylor Sept. 29, 2012.
Baylor's 73 points is a Big 12 record for most points in a Big 12 head-to-head matchup.
Baylor is the nation's only team whose offense has not had a 3-and-out all season.
Baylor set a school record for points in a conference game (SWC or Big 12) and broke the school record for points in any game in the modern era (post-WWII).
Baylor's 369 yards in the 1st quarter were the most by any team in a single quarter in the last 10 years.
Baylor's 617 yards in the 1st half were the most by any team in the first half of a game in the last 10 years.
With a school-record 872 yards of total offense in the game, the Bears have had at least 400 yards of total offense in 31 straight games dating back to Dec. 29, 2011 -- the 31-game streak is the nation's longest active streak (Texas A&M is next closest at 17 straight entering the day).
Baylor had 400+ rushing yards for the 5th time in program history, and its 468 yards were the 3rd-most in BU history.
QB Bryce Petty completed 17-of-25 passes for 347 yards and 2 TDs. He's thrown for 300+ yards and 2+ TDs in all four of his career starts.
Petty added 23 rushing yards and a rushing TD to give him 370 yards of total offense and 3 TDs responsible for.
Petty threw his first career interception on his 98th career passing attempt.
RB Lache Seastrunk (15 carries, 172 yards, 2 TDs) had his 9th career 100-yard rushing game, passing Jay Finley for sole possession of third-most in program history.
Seastrunk extended his school record with an 8th consecutive game with 100+ rushing yards -- he has the nation's longest active streak.
Seastrunk had an 80-yard TD run in the first quarter, tying for the 4th-longest rush in program history.
Seastrunk's 172 rushing yards were the 15th-most in program history -- he now has 3 of the top-15 single-game rushing totals in BU history.
WR Antwan Goodley had a 61-yard TD catch in the 1st quarter -- he now has 5 TD receptions on the season after entering the year with 2 TD catches in 24 career games played. Four of his five TD catches this year have gone for 60 or more yards -- 83, 65, 63, 61 and 27.
Goodley had 170 receiving yards and 1 TD on 7 receptions. His 170 yards tied for the 13th-most receiving yards in a game in BU history.
Goodley had his 3rd career game with 100+ receiving yards, tying him for 13th-most in BU history.
Seastrunk (6 games), Reese (6 games) and Goodley (5 games) all extended streaks of consecutive games scoring a touchdown.
RB Glasco Martin ran for two touchdowns to give him 21 career rushing TDs, the seventh-most in program history.
RB Shock Linwood had a 13-yard TD run in the 2nd quarter and has now scored a rushing TD in all four career games (5 total rushing TDs).
Linwood rushed for a career-high 126 yards and had his first career 100-yard rushing game.
STAT OF THE GAME
Baylor outgained West Virginia 872-394, setting a Big 12 Conference record for total offense in a game.
TWEET OF THE GAME
"I think it's kind of funny because when you look at it, or when I look at it at least, I feel like Baylor is a `but' team. And, I say that because people say `Baylor is good, but...,' and `Baylor scores points but...' and that's good because it puts a chip on our shoulder. It'd be nice to prove that but at the end of the day it's not enough. It gets us out to practice every day and we know that we're the best and that's why we come out to work." - Baylor QB Bryce Petty
Baylor hits the road for the first time this season as the Bears face Kansas State Saturday (Oct. 12) at 2:30 p.m. CT in Manhattan, Kan.