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Geno Smith's historic day against Baylor

The West Virginia QB put up a jaw-dropping aerial display on Saturday.

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Geno Smith completed 45-51 passes for 656 (!) yards, 8 (!!) TD's and 0 (!!!) INT's on Saturday.

For all intents and purposes, the West Virginia QB threw a perfect game against Baylor. As ESPN's Rod Gilmore noted after the game, guys don't put up those types of stats against air, much less a D1 defense. The fact that this same crew had SMU down 38-3 at one point becomes more hilarious each week.

Smith and Nick Florence put up Arena Football statistics on Saturday, but the 70-63 game was so far removed from traditional football that the best comparison may not be within the sport.

The game was like a tennis match where each QB needed to hold serve by scoring a TD on every possession. Giving up anything less than 7 points was a resounding victory for either defense.

Smith now heads to Austin as the front-runner in the Heisman race for a showdown with Texas that will be one the highlights of Week 6.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.