Smith Named O'Brien Quarterback of the Week
By Anna Glazer for WVUsports.com
October 01, 2012 03:34 PM
|Geno Smith during the 2012 Maryland game at Milan Puskar Stadium.
|Bill Amatucci, Sr.
FORT WORTH, Texas - With a dominant performance that included 656 passing yards and eight touchdowns, West Virginia's Geno Smith
has earned Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week honors. Smith's record-breaking afternoon helped guide the Mountaineers to a 70-63 win over the Baylor Bears.
While leading his team to their inaugural Big 12 Conference victory, the senior was nearly unstoppable completing 45-of-51 passes and setting a new school record with 14 straight completions at one point. Smith finished the game with more touchdowns than incomplete passes, and he now leads all NCAA Division I FBS quarterbacks with 20 touchdowns and no interceptions on the year.
"He's really amazing," West Virginia quarterbacks coach Jake Spavital said of Smith. "He is just so competitive."
Next up for Smith and the Mountaineers is their first-ever Big 12 road game against the Texas Longhorns on Saturday night.
Honorable Mention for Week Five:
David Ash, Texas, Big 12
Nick Florence, Baylor, Big 12
Sean Mannion, Oregon State, Pac-12
Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, SEC
Braxton Miller, Ohio State, Big Ten
Stephen Morris, Miami (FL), ACC
During the first eight weeks of the season, a subset of the Davey O'Brien National Selection Committee will name a Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week. All 124 NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision quarterbacks are candidates for the award until semifinalists are announced Oct. 22. Finalists will be announced Nov. 19 and the 2012 Davey O'Brien Winner will be announced Dec. 6.
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