West Virginia coordinator: We’d probably need 14 guys to stop Baylor

Seth Russell did just about anything he wanted to against West Virginia.
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West Virginia defensive coordinator Tony Gibson was pulling no punches in his assessment of his team's performance against Baylor on Saturday.

The Bears racked up 62 points, and the Mountaineers offered little to no resistance all afternoon.

“It could have been 69,”Gibson said. “Thank goodness Coach Briles took a knee.”

In West Virginia's defense, Baylor has scored at least 56 points in all six of its games.

“If they let us play with 14, maybe we'd be able to get it done,” Gibson said. “We had 11, and we didn't. We weren't good enough.”

Gibson may have been speaking the truth, but the rules of defense aren't going to be changed in the Mountaineers' favor any time soon.