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NFL First: Geno Smith Surpasses 300 Yards Passing in Consecutive Games

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Geno Smith did something on this NFL Sunday West Virginia fans experienced frequently during his college career. Smith won a shootout and achieved a personal milestone in the process.

In the midst of leading the Seahawks to a 48-45 win over the Lions, the team’s first victory since Smith’s big night on Monday Night Football to open the season, the WVU Sports Hall of Famer threw for 300 yards or more in a game in back-to-back weeks for the first time in his career. Smith tossed for exactly 320 yards and was efficient too, completing 23 out of 30 pass attempts for 76.7% and accounting for 3 overall touchdowns (2 passing and 1 on the ground). He also posted a 132.6 rating on the day.

This performance came one week after Smith tossed for 325 yards in Seattle’s 27-23 loss to the Falcons. Smith’s 300+ yard day last Sunday was the first such for him since 2014.

Geno Smith Achieves Personal NFL Passing Milestone in Loss

Oddly enough, Smith failed to even reach 200 yards passing in any game this season prior to last week, let alone 300. It’s not to say he needed to throw that much in the Monday Night Football win though. Smith did post a 119.5 rating on that magical night.

Smith was inducted to the WVU Athletics 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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