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Big 12 football: Don't hand West Virginia's Geno Smith the Heisman just yet

by Berry Tramel Modified: September 21, 2012 at 1:05 pm •  Published: September 21, 2012
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Griffin, of course, won the Heisman with his November game against the Sooners – 479 passing yards, four touchdowns – and Smith will have ample opportunity to stage a similar campaign.

“It'd be better for the program and the exposure that we'll get, but it will not make me feel better about myself or a notch on my belt,” Smith said of winning the Heisman. “It'll just be another trophy that I won. I understand that the Heisman is the biggest individual accolade in sports, and I'm honored to be mentioned among the likes of guys who worked so hard every year and who have done it in the past, but at the same time, my only goal is to win the national championship.”

Win the national championship at West Virginia, and the Heisman will take care of itself.

by Berry Tramel
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Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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