West Virginia will eventually replace the Missouri Tigers in the Big 12 and Wednesday night’s performance at the Orange Bowl certainly made schools like Texas and Oklahoma to sit up and take notice.
Just days after Baylor set the bowl record for points scored in a game in their 67-56 win over Washington in the Alamo Bowl, WVU responded with a 70-33 win over Clemson.
Quarterback Geno Smith tied the record for any bowl game with six touchdown passes. Smith went 31 for 42, and had 401 yards passing to break Tom Brady’s Orange Bowl record. Smith also ran for a score, helping West Virginia move to 3-0 all-time in BCS bowl games.