An eight goal thriller at Oakwell saw the Reds pick up just their third win of the season as Barnsley hit five in a game for the first time since January 2016 when they defeated Rochdale 6-1 in League One.
It is the first time they have scored five in a Championship match since September 2012 when they won 5-0 at Birmingham - it their first Oakwell five goal haul in the Championship since September 2010 when they defeated Leeds 5-2.
It is the first time there has been eight goals in a Barnsley match since a 5-3 defeat to Everton in the League Cup in August 2015 and the first time in a league match since September 2014 when they lost 5-3 at home to MK Dons.
Conor Chaplin scored his first career hat-trick, becoming the first Barnsley player to net a hat-trick since Kieffer Moore at Rochdale in August 2018 (4-0 win) and the first at this level since Craig Davies hit four in that rout at Birmingham in September 2012.
Indeed it is only the third Barnsley Championship hat-trick this decade with Ricardo Vaz Te scoring the other v Leeds in December 2011.
Barnsley opened the scoring for the ninth time this season but went on to win for only the third time
Cauley Woodrow scored his ninth goal of the season to give the Reds a 4-2 lead, it is the eighth league game Woodrow has netted in this season and the FIRST Barnsley have won.
Barnsley conceded their 43rd, 44th and 45th league goals of the season now only one behind Luton who have conceded the most in the Championship (46)
The three worst defences (Luton 46, Barnsley 45 and QPR 42) have now conceded at least seven goals more than the next worst side (Stoke 35)
Barnsley have gone 16 games without a clean sheet, their longest run since a run of 20 between 3rd October 2015 and 9th January 2016 (4 Football League Trophy games, 1 FA Cup, 15 League One)
Barnsley have opened the scoring in four successive Championship games for the first time since April 2017 (5)
Barnsley led at half time for only the fourth time this season, and have now won three of the occasions in which they have led at the break, drawing the other - at West Brom.
Luke Thomas who was a first half substitution was booked which, following Toby Sibbick's yellow card on Wednesday means substitutes have been booked in successive games for the first time since the beginning of October (Thomas v Derby and then Wilks v Preston) It is the third time this season Thomas has been booked after coming off the bench.
Gerhard Struber has made only 2 substitutions in five of his six games in charge.
Chaplin's first goal arrived after seven minutes, Barnsley's earliest goal since Cauley Woodrow scored in the first minute against Brentford in September.
It was 1-1 in the 12th minute, the earliest there has been two goals in a Barnsley game since Luton at home in August when Luton had scored twice by the fourth minute.
Chaplin's second put The Reds back in front after 18 minutes, the earliest there has been three goals in a Barnsley game since January 2018 when Aston Villa led Barnsley 2-1 after 11 minutes.
Chaplin's brace by the 18th minute is the earliest Barnsley brace since August 2010 when Andy Gray scored after four and 12 minutes in a 3-3 draw at Bristol City.
Struber replaced Mike Bahre after 31 minutes - the earliest change since Kenny Dougall was replaced after 18 minutes at Doncaster in March.
Despite the victory Barnsley conceded more than once in a game for the 15th time in 22 Championship games - it took until March to concede more than once 15 times in their last Championship season.
This is the first time Barnsley have conceded three times in a game and still won since defeating Morecambe 4-3 in the League Cup in August 2017 and the first time it has occurred in the league for almost exactly three years - winning 4-3 at Cardiff on the 17th December 2016.
Woodrow both scoring and assisted a goal in this game -becoming the fourth Barnsley to do so this season (after Chaplin, Mowatt and Bahre)
Prior to this no player had scored more Championship goals this season without registering a single assist than Woodrow (8 goals, 0 assists).
Jacob Brown provided two assists, the first Barnsley player to assist twice in a game since Brown also did so at Oxford in January and the first in the Championship since Harvey Barnes in a 3-1 win at Millwall in September 2017.
As mentioned before, Cauley Woodrow's goal came from the penalty spot, the longest wait in a season for a penalty goal since 2016-2017 when they did not score from the spot until the 14th February at Aston Villa.
Barnsley are unbeaten in back to back league games for only the second time this season.
Gerhard Struber has won two of six Championship matches in charge - one more than Daniel Stendel managed in 11 games in charge.
As we end the decade Barnsley have won their final home game before Christmas for only the fourth time in the 2010s (W4 D2 L4)
This was only Barnsley's second win in 11 meetings with QPR (D2 L8)
However QPR are now winless in their last three visits to Oakwell (D1 L2) since winning three in a row between 2010 and 2014.
This was the 55th meeting between the two sides and only the third time Barnsley have scored five times against Rangers, also doing so in a 5-0 win at Loftus Road in January 1950 and then 7-0 at Oakwell in November 1950.
It is the first time QPR have conceded five in a game since August 2018 when they lost 7-1 at West Brom.
Prior to this game QPR had kept back to back clean sheets.
There were only five corners in the game, the lowest amount at Oakwell since the final Oakwell match of 2017-2018 (also 5)
1. Sami Radlinger
2. Jordan Williams
4. Kenny Dougall
5. Bambo Diaby
6. Mads Andersen
7. Jacob Brown
9. Cauley Woodrow
10. Mike Bahre
11. Conor Chaplin
22. Clark Oduor
27. Alex Mowatt (C)
16. Luke Thomas (for Bahre 31)
8. Cameron McGeehan (for Oduor 83)
40. Brad Collins, 21. Toby Sibbick, 26. Mamadou Thiam, 32. Dylan Mottley-Henry, 37. Aiden Marsh.
1. Joe Lumley
2. Todd Kane
4. Grant Hall (C)
37. Toni Leistner
3. Lee Wallace
5. Geoff Cameron
8. Luke Amos
14. Ryan Manning
10. Eberechi Eze
9. Jordan Hugill
20. Bright Osayi-Samuel
21. Nahki Wells (for Wallace 56)
19. Ilias Chair (for Cameron 67)
6. Matthew Smith, 7. Marc Pugh, 12. Dominic Ball, 16. Jan Mlakar, 33. Dillon Barnes.
QPR manager Mark Warburton said:
"We can't defend like that. We've been really solid for three games but we've come and let ourselves down today, it's as simple as that.
"We've had a few heated words in the dressing room so I haven't seen a replay of the penalty yet and it wouldn't be fair to comment yet. Our players were not happy, but I'm not sure any player would be happy to give away a penalty.
"We knew that Barnsley would be a team scrapping for their lives, with young, hungry players. We spoke as a group about what we would face today.
"It's a tough place to come to and we had to meet that challenge. We can't give away soft goals and expect to win."
Sky Bet Championship results:
FRIDAY 13TH DECEMBER 2019
Charlton Athletic (17th) 2-2 Hull City (14th)
Phillips og 90+6
SATURDAY 14TH DECEMBER 2019
Birmingham City (15th) 2-3 West Bromwich Albion (1st)
BARNSLEY (24th) 5-3 Queens Park Rangers (13th)
Woodrow pen 60
Brentford (4th) 1-0 Fulham (6th)
Bristol City (7th) 0-2 Blackburn Rovers (9th)
Derby County (16th) 0-1 Millwall (11th)
Leeds United (2nd) 3-3 Cardiff City (12th)
Helder Costa 6
Bamford pen 52
Nottingham Forest (8th) 0-4 Sheffield Wednesday (5th)
Preston North End (3rd) 2-1 Luton Town (21st)
Collins pen 43
Stoke City (22nd) 0-0 Reading (18th)
Swansea City (10th) 3-1 Middlesbrough (20th)
Ayew pen 22
Wigan Athletic (23rd) 1-1 Huddersfield Town (19th)
Barnsley lie in 24th place in the Sky Bet Championship with 16 points from 22 games. We are 19 points outside the Play-Offs, 31 points outside the Automatic Promotion Places, 33 points outside First Place and 4 points inside the Relegation Zone.
Up to 15/12/19
On The Road:
Sky Bet Championship Matchday Twenty Three: Millwall v Barnsley, Saturday 21st December 2019. Kick-Off: 3pm
Sky Bet Championship Matchday Twenty Four: Barnsley v West Bromwich Albion, Thursday 26th December 2019. Kick-Off: 3pm