WACO, Texas - West Virginia faces 17th-ranked Baylor in a Big 12 Conference matchup at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco, Texas.
The Bears bring a 3-0 record into today's game, having defeated Wofford, Buffalo and Louisiana-Monroe to begin the season. Baylor has played just once in a span of 27 days dating back to its 70-7 victory over LA-Monroe on Sept. 21.
West Virginia, meanwhile, is in week six of its season after knocking off 11th-ranked Oklahoma State to boost its record to 3-2. Last year in Morgantown, the Mountaineers outlasted the Bears 70-63 in a wild game that established more than 45 school and conference records.
Kickoff for today's game is set for 8 p.m. and the contest will be televised nationally on Fox Sports 1. The Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG's coverage begins with the Mountaineer Tailgate at 4:30 p.m.
Here is today's Countdown to Kickoff:
10 - The West Virginia offense has had just four scoring drives of TEN plays or longer so far this year, including a 10-play drive that resulted in a Josh Lambert
27-yard field goal last Saturday against Oklahoma State.
9 - The Mountaineer defense produced NINE tackles for a loss in their last two games against Oklahoma State and Maryland. Earlier this year West Virginia had 10 tackles for a loss at Oklahoma.
8 - West Virginia ranks EIGHTH nationally in punting this week with a net average of 42.8 yards per punt.
7 - Baylor current owns a SEVEN-game winning streak dating back to last year's loss to Oklahoma. That represents the fourth-longest current winning streak in the country.
6 - West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen is seeking his SIXTH victory over a nationally ranked team this weekend after getting his fifth win last weekend against 11th-ranked Oklahoma State.
5 - The Bear offense has topped more than 600 yards in FIVE of their last six games.
4 - Holgorsen's West Virginia offenses have now topped 90 plays in a game FOUR times after last Saturday's 90-play performance against Oklahoma State. The high was 91 times achieved twice last year against Oklahoma State and Texas Tech - both losses.
3 - Baylor has own its first THREE games for the third straight year, but only the fourth time since 1997. The last time Baylor began a season 4-0 was 1991.
2 - The Mountaineer offense is averaging 5.4 yards per play on SECOND down, slightly off of their 5.7 yards per Olay average in first down and 5.6 yards per play average on third down.
1 - Baylor's offense ranks FIRST in the country in scoring, passing, pass efficiency and total offense. The Bear defense is tops in the nation in tackles for loss and red zone defense.
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