Athlon Sports recently released their ranking of Top 10 quarterbacks in the Big 12 for 2012.
To some, their top signal caller may be a surprise: it's none other than WVU senior, Geno Smith. Here is what Athlon had to say.
1. Geno Smith, West Virginia (SR)
Passing Stats: 4,385 yards, 31 TDs, 7 INTs, 65.8%
Rushing Stats: 56 att., -33 yds., 2 TDs
Dana Holgorsen's new pass-first attack didn't disappoint the fans in Morgantown last season. The offense had a few ups and downs and struggled to run the ball at times, but Smith finished with 4,385 yards and 31 scores and tossed only seven picks. Smith capped off a solid regular season with a huge performance in the bowl rout over Clemson, gashing the Tigers' secondary for 407 yards and six touchdowns. With another offseason to pickup Holgorsen's offense, look for Smith to be even better in 2012. The Mountaineers are also loaded with options at receiver, and the offensive line should show some improvement. With plenty of suspect defensive backfields awaiting in Big 12 play, Smith could easily improve upon last season's totals.
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So we ask the question to you -- is Geno Smith the best QB in the Big 12?