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Last Week: 29-for-55, 275 yards, 1 TD @ Texas Tech (14-49)
Next Week: vs Kansas State
You had to wonder if there was a game out there like this week's waiting for Smith and the Mountaineers.
After dazzling with near-perfect performances through the first six weeks, we get a clunker here. In the week before their big showdown with K State, Smith and the Mountaineers stumbled in Lubbock. Big time.
Smith did throw for 275 yards, which isn't bad, but he only completed 53 percent of his passes. That's a far cry from the 81 percent he has had the rest of the season.
The loss will hurt West Virginia in the standings, but it shouldn't kill Smith here in the Heisman Race. He'll hold onto the top spot for now, but this performance surely closes the gap between him and the rest of the contenders.