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Former WVU QB Geno Smith Solid in Seahawks’ Loss to Saints

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Geno Smith’s renaissance season as a full-time NFL starting quarterback for the first in a decade continued with another solid showing on Sunday.

The reigning NFC Offensive Player of the Week came up just short in a back and forth game loss to New Orleans, failing to lead to Seattle to back-to-back wins for the first time all season. Smith threw for 268 yards with a 64 completion percentage and 3 touchdowns. He also ran for 13 yards.

This game against the Saints may not have been as much of a personal milestone as the Week 1 Monday Night Football win was, or even a day of personal achievement like surpassing 300 yards passing in consecutive games, but it did further show that quality performances can now be expected from the WVU Sports Hall of Famer.

Geno Smith Achieves NFL History for Efficiency

Smith was inducted to the WVU Sports Hall of Fame earlier this year. He remains as one of the most prolific players in school history as the all-time passing yards and passing touchdowns leader with 11,662 yards and 98 touchdowns. He played from 2009-12 before being a second round selection by the New York Jets.

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Mike Asti is an experienced media personality and journalist with a vast résumé and skillset, most notably with TribLIVE Radio, WPXI and 93.7 The Fan. Asti now serves as the Managing Editor of WV Sports Now, manages and serves as the lead host for Pittsburgh Sports Live and contributes to Steelers Now, Pittsburgh Sports Now and Nittany Sports Now. He also contributes to West Virginia's Metro News among other outlets.

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