Dana Holgorsen is a bit of a character which I think is pretty interesting. However, his approach to offense is outstanding, I think the guy is a genius. He's got Geno Smith passing for video game numbers on Baylor on 45 of 51 (!), not some baby seal, just crazy. Tip of the hat to those guys. I hope Al was watching that game.
All Hail Holgo- Smith passes for 656 yards and 8 TDs
I wouldn't say the Baylor bears are a baby seal, but this team gave up 56 to Washington in last year's bowl game, 48 to TCU, 55 to A&M, 42 to Texas Tech, etc. This is not a defense that is going to keep competent offenses below 35 points.
Baylor's not exactly Alabama, but Geno is still amazing. I think he has like 20 passing TD's and 20 incompletions
Oh yeah, I think he is having a great year. I'm just not sold on his performance against Baylor being some otherwordly one. I do think he'll be in the running for the Heisman, though, and I do love the offense they run at WVU.
Disagree. No matter who you're playing, that stat line is other-worldly.
Agree with jonvolk. If Denard had a stat line like this against a directional team or UMass, we would all be talking about how great he is, and how he belongs back in the Heisman race.
Gino Smith is pretty unreal. Regarding Al watching that game - that is not the kind of offense that we will see here
Would you take woods/lee or bailey/Austin?
Woods/Lee in a pro style offense.
Bailey/Austin in a spread offense.
Would you take woods/lee or bailey/Austin?
Smith looks great, wvu would look great if they had any defense.
defense is an option in the big 12, but its frowned upon like masturbating on an airplane
Thanks a lot Bin Laden
...look like performance data for the new Shelby Mustang GT500. When horsepower and passing yardage exceed 600 you've entered another realm.
I was really hoping Eugene Smith would come to Michigan a few years back, but he never visited and went to WVA instead.
Smith is Graham Harrell , except with wheels, and Stedman Bailey is Michael Crabtree all over again.
Briles should be commended for his work at Baylor. They too are a scary offensive football team.
Welp, back to lining up in the pro-set for manball....
Is 1000x better than Harrell. He has a nice arm and is accurate in deep balls.
They also have Tavon Austin, one of the better slot WR in the country
At first I thought, reading this title, that there was a recruit named All Hail Holgo-Smith. Damn - that would have been an amazing name.
This game showed what great offenses they both have...it also showed what absolute horrible defenses they both have. I really don't like being a fan of a team that has virtually no defense.
From what I saw of this game, WVU needs to be dropped about ten spots. Denard would have about a thousand yards against that defense and probably twelve or thirteen touchdowns. Maybe Smith would complete a ton of passes against us, but do top ten teams give up 63 points to (RGIII-less) Baylor?
That Air Raid offense that they have really is something. Geno is amongst the players I have to watch every week (Sammy Watkins is another). I really hope his success will translate to the pros. I'm not sure, but has there been a successful Air Raid QB?
but the WRs are in such fantastic physical condition because they're literally running sprints like 80 times full blast, no huddle.
When I watched Texas Tech a few years ago, these WRs got so wide open, it was ridiculous.
WRs Stedman Bailey,Terrance Williams and Lanear Samspon were alot of fun to watch. Brace yourselves NFL.
He may be an offensive genius, but he needs to hire a competent defensive coordinator. I don't care how many points you score, giving up 60+ points a game is pathetic.
They might be in trouble when they play a real defense.
(1/2) Rewatching some Baylor/WVU. WVU's CB coaching awful. BU's 3Q TD to Williams, Jenkins, decent corner, 10yd cushion, backpedals 6 times
(2/2), takes a false step inside, then turns 180 around and is in trail position on Williams (a 1st rounder). Just odd footwork coaching.
WVU really thin at CB and BU a nightmare matchup in that regard, but IMHO very poor coaching of CBs was main (not only) culprit of bad D
Maybe WVU will always be cursed with having bad DB coaching...
"Maybe WVU will always be cursed with having bad DB coaching...."
My friend beat me in our fantasy league with Geno alone. That guy had freakin 88 fantasy points. Play some defense Baylor.
- How many years have you been playing fantasy college football?
- Does college football fantasy success = good NFL player?
beat these numbers against Purdue.
That was the poorest display of defense since the 2010 Michigan/Illinois game.
Washington and Baylor combined for nearly 1,400 yards in a barn-burner. No defense was played that game either.
It's not just the stat line that's impressive. Did you see the trajectory on Smith's passes, especially the deep balls? It was a beautiful display. Holgo may be responsible for a great offense, but a scheme is not responsible for 45-51.