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West Virginia eager to get started in Big 12

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — It's the week West Virginia has been waiting for.

After three double-digit wins in nonconference play, the Mountaineers now turn to their Big 12 debut against Baylor.

Next Saturday, it will be all about lighting up the scoreboard. Baylor is averaging 51 points a game, the Mountaineers 47.

Baylor's visit to Morgantown starts a round of introductions. West Virginia (3-0) has never played the Bears (3-0) in football, and not much against other current Big 12 members, either.

Wide receiver Stedman Bailey says the Mountaineers are excited and ready to face some challenges.

West Virginia is coming off a 31-21 win over Maryland on Saturday. The Mountaineers dipped from eighth to ninth in The Associated Press Top 25, while Baylor is in the rankings at No. 25.