The West Virginia Mountaineers look as good as it gets offensively, and all of a sudden they are BCS title contenders thanks to Geno Smith putting up record-setting numbers.
How one can throw for 22 TD without an INT is beyond me, but Dana Holgorsen’s offense cannot be stopped. The playmakers are playing as if they are possessed, and they will all be playing on Sunday’s before you know it.
Tavon Austin looks as close as it gets to a Percy Harvin, and Stedman Bailey has some feistiness that even Carolina’s Steve Smith would be jealous of.
The explosion on this offense is absurd and Geno Smith has been spinning it like nobody we have seen in quite a while in terms of production.
Having better numbers then RGIII did last season at this point is remarkable and the only legit question is what it would take for Geno Smith to not win the Heisman.
Well, Geno would still be the favorite to win the Heisman even if the Mountaineers lose two or three times. The numbers would have to be so low (think less than 42-plus TD which seems impossible right now).
Plus, somebody else would have to continue to go bonkers and run the table (In steps Collin Klein and Kansas State). The Wildcats are certainly capable of going 11-0 heading into their season finale against Texas if they manage to come out of Morgantown victorious, but John Hubert is starting to take away some much needed TD to say close with Geno.
The team’s chances of running the table for WV are looking good if they come out of their next two games unscathed (Geno still frontrunner with his video game like numbers).
TCU will be without Casey Pachall for the rest of the season and Oklahoma State is not quite as good as some thought they would.
These next two games against Texas Tech and Kansas State may very well determine whether they play in the BCS National Championship or perhaps even in a BCS bowl in general.
Every so called ‘expert’ would love to know just when this team’s defense will catch up to them because they still are an atrocious group by the numbers.
However, they made a few legit defensive stops against Texas that helped them pull off the slight upset in Austin.
Seth Doege and Texas Tech are fully capable, but everybody is banking on a borderline blowout since the Red Raiders are coming off a beatdown against the Sooners.
Hello, college football the upsets are starting to drop like dominoes and it is borderline absurd these days.
LSU, Florida State and Georgia all lost last weekend and they may be far from ending. This is the sport in which we live off the upsets and those experts that study those point spreads have this game at a 3-point game.
Yes, WV is still favored in Lubbock but we could see a boatload of points that the scoreboard catches on fire from overworking.
Oklahoma harassed and obliterated Doege and that potent offense, but that is because their defensive athletes are more than capable of still forcing turnovers. Once Tech trailed 38-13 after a Javon Harris pick-six, the fat lady began to sang.
Something is always magical when games are played in Lubbock and Seth Doege always plays with a chip on his shoulders. While picking against Geno and this offense may be one of the silliest things project these days, I am calling for the major upset (at least perception wise not point spread).
The Tech receivers will run circles around the Mountaineers pass defense (117th, 336 YPG) that continues to torched, and this will finally be the week where the turnovers start to mount. Geno will throw a pick, and the game will be reminiscent of Oklahoma State losing to Iowa State from a season ago.
Network: ESPN (ABC, ESPN GamePlan)
Time: 3:30 p.m. Eastern
Experts Pick: WV by 3.5
Danny V’s Pick: Texas Tech 38, West Virginia 35