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WVU’s Geno Smith becomes school’s all-time leading passer

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Heading into today’s game against James Madison, Geno Smith needed 374 yards through the air to surpass Marc Bulger’s school record of 8,153 career yards.

Smith did it in about three quarters. He finished the day with 411 yards on a surgical 34-of-39 effort with five touchdowns. Assuming my math is correct (yikes), Smith now has 8,189 yards all-time.

The senior is having an RGIII-ish start to the 2012 season. Through two games, Smith has as many incompletions as he does touchdowns (nine). In 2011, RGIII had 13 touchdowns and 12 incompletions through the first three games.

Yes, Smith has played against nobodies — there’s no way he maintains those kinds of numbers heading into Big 12 play — but he’s quickly emerging as a serious Heisman candidate to challenge the preseason favorite, Matt Barkley.

No. 9 WVU beat the Dukes 42-12.

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2 Responses to “WVU’s Geno Smith becomes school’s all-time leading passer”
  1. southernpatriots says: Sep 15, 2012 7:52 PM

    I have said for as many years as Geno has been with the Mountaineers that he is one of the very best. When my LSU Tigers played him, he did not give up, he played hard, he was trying to score on one of best defenses in the country on every play. I loved his spirit, his tenacity, and his ability to come back after he was chased and put down. He is tough, TOUGH! How could you not respect a young man as Geno Smith is?

    Congratulations to Geno and the many receivers who caught passes from him all these years. In the game against LSU, I think he may have thrown to every eligible receiver and a few others…ha. We came out with a win, but with even more admiration for Geno. Over 8,000 yards and the season just started!

    Once again congratulations to Geno and the Mountaineers! A shout out to our friend, the “voice of the Mountaineers”, Tony Caridi as well.

  2. thefiesty1 says: Sep 15, 2012 11:55 PM

    Good for Geno. I can’t wait to see what he can do in 3 weeks when they come to Austin.

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