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College Football 2012 Schedule: Texas hosts Geno Smith, West Virginia

The Texas Longhorns host new Big 12 foe West Virginia and Heisman frontrunner Geno Smith

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The Texas Longhorns find themselves inching ever closer back to national prominence, as they're No. 11 after a 4-0 start in 2012. They'll get a real test to show if they belong on Saturday when they host No. 8 West Virginia for the first time as Big 12 rivals.

The Longhorns will have to tangle with West Virginia's Heisman frontrunner, quarterback Geno Smith, who is coming off an eight-touchdown, 70-63 win over Baylor. On the season, Smith has 1,728 yards, 20 TDs and no interceptions. Texas quarterback David Ash is no slouch himself, coming off a 304-yard performance in the Longhorns' win over Oklahoma State. Ash is second behind Smith in quarterback rating at 180.4.

Both teams come into the matchup 4-0, 1-0 in Big 12 play.

No. 15 TCU hosts Iowa State for its first ever Big 12 home game on Saturday. The Cyclones (3-1, 0-1) will try to knock TCU (4-0, 1-0) from the ranks of the unbeaten, and TCU is looking to extend the nation's longest winning streak to 13.

Here's a rundown for this weekend's games:

Iowa State at No. 15 TCU, Saturday, 2:30 p.m.

No. 8 West Virginia at No. 11 Texas, 7 p.m., FOX

SMU at UTEP, Saturday, 7 p.m.

Baylor: Open week

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