MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Kevin White caught eight passes for 132 yards, and the passes he didn’t catch usually led to first downs also.
White forced five defensive pass interference calls (and a sixth was declined) as Baylor’s defensive backs tried in vain to clamp down on the nation’s leading receiver.
“I let them know, ‘Stop holding me, and let’s play ball,’ but I’m just glad we came out with the win,” White said. “All the penalties, it’s frustrating because I want the ball, but we moved the chains, so I don’t have a problem with it.”
During the course of the 41-27 victory, White caught scoring passes of 36 and 12 yards. He became the seventh West Virginia receiver to surpass 1,000 yards in a season, and his season still has plenty of games left to pile up more yards, touchdowns and wins.
Baylor’s 6-foot-2 cornerback Xavien Howard made a second-quarter interception but otherwise couldn’t handle White in single coverage. In a game marked by frequent whoofing, did White suggest Howard seek some safety help?
“I might have told him that every time, to be honest. That’s just me being in the zone and playing ball.”
Postgame video of White and others following West Virginia’s 41-27 takedown of No. 4 Baylor.