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LOUISVILLE, KY - NOVEMBER 20: Geno Smith of the West Virginia Mountaineers throws a pass during the Big East Conference game against the Louisville Cardinals at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on November 20, 2010 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
The last time Texas faced a leading Heisman Trophy contender, coach Mack Brown told his defense ''Don't let him win it against you.'' How'd that work out? Baylor's Robert Griffin III passed for two touchdowns, ran for two more and one week later accepted the trophy in New York. ''They handed it to him at halftime,'' Brown said. Ten months and a new season later, here comes West Virginia's Geno Smith, the nation's top-rated passer and the guy everyone is comparing to Griffin after his eight TD passes and 656 yards against Baylor last week. The No. 8 Mountaineers (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) and No. 11 Longhorns (4-0, 1-0) play Saturday night. For West Virginia, a road win in front of about 100,000 Texas fans and a national television audience would not only solidify Smith as the mid-season Heisman favorite, but also send a statement that the Mountaineers have every intention of winning the Big 12 their first year in the league. ''The crowd's going to be rocking,'' Smith said. ''We still ha...
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