Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

College Sports

November 1, 2012

Geno Smith aims to pull WVU out of rut


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — There's no quit in Geno Smith.

The West Virginia quarterback was considered a front-runner in the Heisman Trophy conversation only a few weeks ago as he led the Mountaineers to a 5-0 start and a top 5 ranking.

Two losses later, Smith has the task of pulling both himself and No. 23 West Virginia (5-2, 2-2 Big 12) out of a rut with TCU (5-3, 2-3) coming to town Saturday.

Smith had 24 touchdown passes in five games. He's had two total in back-to-back losses.

The senior says when people were raving about him, he just shrugged it off and didn't get cocky. Now that the spotlight is much dimmer and the Mountaineers are sixth in the Big 12 standings, he says he's not going to get down on himself.

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