Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Geno Smith: Unanimous Heisman Watch No. 1
By David Ubben
ESPN's Heisman Watch is a weekly update featuring 15 voters from across ESPN platforms.
This week, West Virginia's Geno Smith became the first unanimous No. 1 of the season, collecting all 15 No. 1 votes.
"With a West Virginia-record eight passing touchdowns -- six of them from 20 or more yards out -- Smith put on a deep-ball clinic in the Mountaineers' win over Baylor," reads Heisman Watch. "He blew past the previous school record for passing yards in a game with 656 on 45-of-51 passing."
Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein is third overall with two second-place votes and five third-place votes. He also earned votes for fourth and fifth place, and was left off of six ballots.
Smith's top receiver, Stedman Bailey, debuted on this week's Heisman Watch with a third-place votes.
Smith's narrow No. 2, collected a fifth-place vote to debut on this week's Watch.
Oklahoma State running back Joseph Randle also grabbed a No. 5 vote to make an appearance.