MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- It's tough to identify the most impressive thing about West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith's game on Saturday, when he led his team to a win over Baylor in the Mountaineers' first conference tilt as a member of the Big 12.
Most might say it was the sheer absurdity of his stat line, and oh, was it one to behold. Unabated by a Bears defense that let's call a spade a spade is the worst in the country, Smith looked like he was playing a video game on easy against an opponent wearing a blindfold.
The senior and third-year starter manufactured one of the finest if not the finest passing performances in FBS history in the 70-63 shootout victory, as he completed 45 of his 51 attempts for 656 yards and eight touchdowns. It was more than a big day -- it was a clinic on how to run an offense.
It may have also been the way Smith protected the ball that caught people's eye, as Smith ran his streak of passes without an interception to 222 a span of m...