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Big East Heisman watch

10/11/2011

Now that we are at the midway point of the season, the Heisman candidates have begun to shake out. West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith remains the best candidate from the Big East, though he still is a long shot.

Here is a look at what he has done this season:

Smith has passed for 2,159 yards -- third-best in the nation, while throwing 16 touchdown passes to just three interceptions. He has thrown for the second-most touchdown passes in the nation and also ranks No. 5 in the country in passing yards per game (359.8) and seventh in total offense (352.7). West Virginia is on pace to shatter the school record for total offense, and Smith is a big reason why. The Mountaineers average 503.5 yards per game. The school record is 482.7 per game, set in 1988.