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Coleman set to shatter Baylor touchdown record in record time

Oct 3, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Baylor Bears wide receiver Corey Coleman (1) and Texas Tech Red Raiders defensive back Jah'Shawn Johnson (7) are separated by back judge Lyndon Nixon after Coleman scores a touchdown during the first quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 3, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Baylor Bears wide receiver Corey Coleman (1) and Texas Tech Red Raiders defensive back Jah'Shawn Johnson (7) are separated by back judge Lyndon Nixon after Coleman scores a touchdown during the first quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Baylor receiver Corey Coleman needs one touchdown catch to tie Baylor's school record for touchdown catches in a single season. Jerome Miron USA TODAY Sports

The question isn't if receiver Corey Coleman will break Baylor's school record for most touchdown catches, it's how quickly will he do it?

Entering Baylor's sixth game of the season Saturday, Coleman needs just one more touchdown catch to tie current record-holder, Tennessee Titan Kendall Wright, who set the single-season record of 14 in 2011. Coleman already has more touchdown catches this season (13) than half of the 10 teams in the Big 12, and more than twice as many as Kansas State, Kansas and Texas.

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Coleman can tie and potentially pass Wright when Baylor (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) welcomes West Virginia (3-2, 0-2 Big 12) to McLane Stadium, where the Bears have an 18-game winning streak, the longest active streak in the nation.

"Kendall is one of the guys I look up to," Coleman told the Waco Tribune-Herald. "He's a great football player who is in the NFL, so this is exciting."

Coleman likely would have already eclipsed Wright's mark if Baylor's starters had played in the second half of last week's 66-7 win at Kansas, or maybe even earlier had the Bears' starters been needed in more than one fourth quarter this season.

"I'm one of those guys who wants to always be in the game," Coleman said. "I got to beg Coach (Art) Briles to let me play in the second half. But it was great to see the young guys get some experience."

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