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West Virginia favored by two scores over Baylor

After racing out to a 3-0 record in non-conference play and sneaking into the Top 25, the 2012 season gets real for Baylor on Saturday, when they begin Big 12 play with a road date in Morgantown.

No. 9 West Virginia, which has some of most raucous fans in the nation, will be hosting their first game as a member of the conference.

The odds makers are all behind the Mountaineers and their high-powered offense, led by the dynamic pass-and-catch duo of Geno Smith and Tavon Austin. They're currently favored by -11.5 points in a game with an incredibly high over/under of 79.5.

Even without RG3, Art Briles' team has had no problems putting up points in 2012, but their defense remains a huge question, especially after they gave up 42 points to Louisiana-Monroe last week.

However, West Virginia's defense isn't much more proven, as they've taken on Marshall, James Madison and Maryland.

Nick Florence threw 2 INT's against the WarHawks; he'll need to be nearly perfect to put up enough points for Baylor to pull off the upset on Saturday.

For more coverage of this game, stay tuned to the SB Nation Dallas StoryStream as well as The Smoking Musket and Our Daily Bears.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.