WVU narrowly escaped in Waco with a 34-31 victory over the Baylor Bears.
With the Mountaineers trailing 31-27, Garrett Greene found Jahiem White wide open in the end zone for a 29-yard touchdown pass with just 25 seconds remaining.
West Virginia took a 27-14 lead into the half. Up to that point, the Baylor offense had been unable to figure anything out. Baylor’s 14 points came on two kickoff-return touchdowns. The West Virginia offense was rolling and their defense was playing terrific, but the script was flipped in the second half. Baylor scored the first 17 points in the second half, and the West Virginia offense could not find any rhythm.
Baylor kicker, Isaiah Hankins missed a 32-yard field goal with 1:14 remaining that would’ve put the Bears up by a touchdown. From there, Garrett Greene led the offense down the field and found Jahiem White for the game-winning touchdown. Hudson Clement made two great catches on the first two plays of the drive that sparked the drive for the Mountaineers. West Virginia went 80 yards on 6 plays in just 51 seconds.
Garrett Greene to Hudson Clement for 11 yards
Garrett Greene to Hudson Clement for 23 yards
Garrett Greene run for 8 yards
Garrett Greene run for 9 yards
Garrett Greene incomplete pass
Garrett Greene to Jahiem White for 29 yards and a touchdown
From start to finish it may not have been a game that anyone expected. West Virginia was a double-digit favorite in this game and in the first half, it looked like they would cover that easily. This 3-8 (now 3-9) Baylor Bears team fought and just about had this game won, but it is the Mountaineers who improved to 8-4 (6-3) on the season.
Here are three takeaways from the WVU win over Baylor in the regular-season finale.