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Top 25 Roundup for Sept. 30




No. 9 WEST VIRGINIA 70,No. 25 BAYLOR 25

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Geno Smith and the West Virginia Mountaineers played their first Big 12 game Saturday. They wasted no time reworking its record book.

Smith tied a conference mark with eight touchdown passes and threw for 656 yards to lead No. 9 West Virginia to a 70-63 win over No. 25 Baylor.

Smith outdueled Baylor's Nick Florence, who had a standout game of his own with 581 yards and five TDs.

The Bears' Terrance Williams set a Big 12 record with 314 yards receiving. The old mark was set minutes earlier by West Virginia's Stedman Bailey, who had 303 yards and a school-record five TDs.

The teams combined for 1,507 yards of offense and 37 first downs. Six receivers had at least 100 yards receiving.

No. 14 OHIO STATE 17, No. 20 MICHIGAN STATE 16

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Braxton Miller threw for 179 yards and ran for 130, and No. 14 Ohio State held off No. 20 Michigan State 17-16 on Saturday, giving Urban Meyer a win in his first Big Ten game as Buckeyes coach.

Miller put Ohio State (5-0, 1-0) ahead 17-13 with a 63-yard touchdown pass to Devin Smith in the third quarter, and the Buckeyes' maligned defense held Le'Veon Bell and the Michigan State running game in check. Meyer becomes the third coach to start 5-0 in his first season at Ohio State. Carol Widdoes and Earle Bruce also did it in 1944 and 1979.

Michigan State (3-2, 0-1) has lost four home games in a row against Ohio State.