October 16, 2012

Midseason Report Card: Offense

The WVSports.com staff brings you our grades for the WVU football team at the midway point of the season. You will find a grade from each staff member for the offensive units and then our thoughts on their play.

Quarterbacks - A+, A, A+, A+, A+

Last week's contest against Texas Tech aside, Geno Smith has still put together one of the most remarkable seasons for a quarterback in college football history. Through six games, Smith has passed for an ungodly 2271 yards and 25 touchdowns with no interceptions tainting his totals. While he hit an initial rough patch against the Red Raiders this past weekend, Smith still managed to put up 275 yards and a touchdown, keeping him in the forefront of Heisman discussion.

Behind Smith, only Paul Millard has seen any action on the field, albeit in mop-up duty against Marshall and James Madison, plus a brief appearance against Texas. While that is not much to reach a definitive conclusion on his yearly performance, the decision making of Millard has improved in what little I've seen.

Still, there is a lot of improvement the sophomore needs to work on before competing for the starting job with Ford Childress and Chavas Rawlins next fall.

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