- Associated Press - Thursday, December 1, 2016

Baylor (6-5, 3-5 Big 12) at No. 14 West Virginia (9-2, 6-2), 3:30 p.m. (FS1).

Line: West Virginia by 17

Series Record: Tied 2-2


West Virginia is going after its first 10-win season since 2011. Baylor has lost five straight and would like anything positive to happen right now in a tumultuous season.


Baylor’s rush defense against West Virginia’s backfield rotation. Four West Virginia running backs each have surpassed 100 yards in a game this season, led by Justin Crawford’s 331 yards against Oklahoma. Nagging injuries have slowed many of them, so who the Bears will see remains a mystery. Baylor has allowed 29 rushing TDs this season.


Baylor: RB Terence Williams. Going up against a West Virginia defense that has given up four 100-yard rushing performances in the last three games, the sophomore is 145 yards away from a 1,000-yard season.

West Virginia: QB Skyler Howard. Coming off a five-TD performance at Iowa State, the senior enters his final home game as West Virginia’s third all-time leading passer behind Geno Smith and Marc Bulger. Baylor’s defense allowed Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes to throw for 586 yards and six TDs last week.


Baylor has allowed an average of 48 points in its five losses. … West Virginia is 2-0 at home against Baylor since joining the Big 12 in 2012. That year West Virginia won 70-63. … West Virginia WR Ka’Raun White has a broken leg suffered last week against Iowa State. He was second on the team with 48 catches and five TDs. … The Mountaineers have allowed the fewest touchdowns (30) in the Big 12. … This is likely the final regular-season game for Baylor acting coach Jim Grobe, a West Virginia native who said this week he has no plans to coach again after this season.


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