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Baylor continues spectacular scoring binge in win over West Virginia

  • Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty (14), holds up his hands after a touchdown against West Virginia during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct.  5, 2013, in Waco, Texas.  (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte)

    Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty (14), holds up his hands after a touchdown against West Virginia during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte)  (The Associated Press)

  • SMU quarterback Garrett Gilbert, left, scores a touchdown as Rutgers defensive back Tejay Johnson, center, and linebacker Steve Longa (3) are unable to prevent the score in the second overtime period of an NCAA football game at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. Rutgers defeated SMU 55-52 in triple overtime. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Mike Stone)  MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET USE BY AP MEMBERS ONLY; NO SALES

    SMU quarterback Garrett Gilbert, left, scores a touchdown as Rutgers defensive back Tejay Johnson, center, and linebacker Steve Longa (3) are unable to prevent the score in the second overtime period of an NCAA football game at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. Rutgers defeated SMU 55-52 in triple overtime. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Mike Stone) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET USE BY AP MEMBERS ONLY; NO SALES  (The Associated Press)

  • Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday (12) passes against California during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Berkeley, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

    Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday (12) passes against California during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Berkeley, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)  (The Associated Press)

Baylor's preposterous offensive numbers were supposed to go down once Big 12 play started.

Not yet.

The high-flying Bears scored a season-high 73 points in a 31-point blowout of West Virginia on Saturday night. The Bears scored 56 points in the first half, broke a Big 12 record with 864 yards and had eight TDs rushing.

Baylor has now scored 69, 70, 70 and 73 points en route to a 4-0 start. Its 70.5 points per game is far and away the nation's best; with Oregon in second at 59.2 points and Florida State in third at 53.6 a game.