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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)
West Virginia is off to a blistering start in its first Big 12 season, piling up points behind quarterback Geno Smith. But if the No. 5 Mountaineers (5-0, 2-0) want to win the league and even challenge for a national title, they may have to eventually start playing some defense. West Virginia has torched Baylor and Texas for 115 points the last two weeks, but also surrendered 108 in two wild, heart-pounding games. Smith doesn't seem to care, so long as he can keep pushing the Mountaineers in to the end zone. Smith has 12 touchdown passes the last two weeks, with 24 on the season without an interception. ''We play as a team, we fight as a team. No matter what it takes to win the game, that's what we're going to do,'' Smith said after throwing for 268 yards and four touchdowns in a 48-45 win over No. 15 Texas that wasn't secured until the Mountaineers recovered an onside kick with 14 seconds to play. Smith may have to be at his best every game the rest of the way. The Mountaineer...
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  • While the "gurus" of CFB are down on the WVU defense, in reality, it's the pass defense that has given up a lot of yardage/points. Going into this game, Texas was averaging a little over 194 yards/game by way of the rush. Against WVa, they produced 142 yards. Their passing game was above their average, with WVa giving up 269 yards, with the average passing yardage/game was 200. Thus, for this game, Texas produced 17 more yards than their average offensive production in the preceding 4 games. Oklahoma State played them down to the wire, and in doing so O.S.U gave up 301 yards in passing by Texas. Yet, I didn't see any articles stating that Oklahoma's defense was their weak link????
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