If you talk about passing efficiency, you have to talk about West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith.
The senior quarterback threw 39 passes against James Madison on Saturday, completing 34 for 429 yards. His completion rate of over 87 percent went along with five touchdown passes with no interceptions. For his play in the Mountaineers’ 42-12 win, Smith has been named the NRA/Lindy’s Gunslinger of the Week.
Unfortunately for upcoming opponents, his performance is starting to look typical. Against Marshall in the season-opener, Smith completed 32 of 36 passes for 388 yards and four scores with no interceptions in a 35-point victory. So, in the Mountaineers’ two games this season, that’s 66 completions in 75 throws (88 percent) for 817 yards, nine touchdowns and no interceptions. For good measure, Smith has added 83 rushing yards and another score.
Throughout the 2012 season, the top passing performance in college football each week will be honored with this recognition from the National Rifle Association and Lindy’s Sports. At the end of the season, the NRA/Lindy’s National Gunslinger of the Year will be named.
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