The Mountaineers face the toughest challenge of the season thus far in a match-up with the No. 2 Bears on Saturday

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - There's no secret Baylor's offense has a lethal mix of talent and ability to execute. But the Bears defense has been impressive, and its special teams are solid enough to compete not just for a Big 12 title, but perhaps a national one as well.

So as West Virginia readies for yet another of its grueling October stretch, here's a look at the Bears - and how WVU might begin to attack them - on all three sides of the ball. First, cornerbacks coach Brian Mitchell speaks to the wide split of the receivers, as Art Briles' offense uses all 53 1/3 yards of the field. He then details the performance against Oklahoma State, and how the previous conference games, and indeed the entire scheme of the oddd stack defense, is built to defend the spread formations prevalent in the Big 12.

Next, punter Nick O'Toole reflects upon the difference in his technique this season to last, the nagging health issues that plagued him last season, and his take on the Baylor return game - and potentially having to make a tackle. O'Toole also details his holding assignment, and recalls kicking off at Baylor two seasons ago in the blowout loss in BU's previous stadium.

And finally, offensive line coach Ron Crook speaks to the developments along the front, the positives and negatives from the Oklahoma State contest, the continued progression within thee run game, and his concerns with pass protection. Crook also scouts the Bears' front, led by nose tackle Andrew Billings and a perhaps overrated by still dangerous Shawn Oakman, and discusses yet another assignment against a physical, skilled team, noting that it won't get any easier for the Mountaineers.


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