Video: Geno Smith

Could anyone ask anything more of true freshman quarterback Geno Smith? The Mountaineer backup performed splendidly under pressure while rallying West Virginia to a 24-7 win over Marshall.

Smith completed 15 of 21 passes for 147 yards and a score and picked up 17 yards on six carries, but his play went far beyond the stats as the Mountaineers defeated Marshall to run their all-time record in the series to 9-0. Smith, replacing the concussed Jarrett Brown, ran West Virginia's offense well, making good decisions in the passing game and picking up a key first down on a run. His two biggest plays, however, led to two Mountaineer touchdowns.

The first, a fourth down and ten strike to Jock Sanders for 13 yards and a first down, led to Noel Devine's 14-yard score one play later. The second, a perfectly placed 33-yard pass to Alric Arnett in the back of the end zone gave WVU a 17-7 lead in the fourth quarter.

Watch as the ever-calm Smith describes his play and his feelings on coming into the game.


Geno Smith Interview


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