Record-breaking day nets Geno Smith Walter Camp honor


You could see this one coming about midway through the third quarter, if not earlier.

Thanks to a day that seemingly saw a record broken every time he passed the football, West Virginia’s Geno Smith has been named the Walter Camp Foundation FBS Offensive Player of the Week for his stunning Week 5 performance.  Shattered and/or shattered school and Big 12 marks were littered amongst the 70-63 shootout win over Baylor as the junior completed 45-of-51 passes for 656 yards and eight touchdowns.

Smith, who was recognized by the Camp Award in Week 1 too, also extended his streak of not throwing an interception to 222 attempts.  His last pick?  With 9:56 left in the fourth quarter of WVU’s win over USF Dec. 1, 2011.

On the other side of the ball, Penn State’s Michael Mauti took home Camp Defensive Player of the Week honors.  The linebacker was credited with six tackles, including a half quarterback sack, and recorded two interceptions, one of which will live in YouTube infamy.

Below is the year-to-date list of weekly 2012 Camp honorees:

Week 1: West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith, Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner
Week 2: Louisiana-Monroe quarterback Kolton Browning, Georgia linebackerJarvis Jones
Week 3
: Stanford running back Stepfan Taylor, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o
Week 4
: Nevada running back Stefphon Jefferson and Western Michigan linebacker Desmond Bozeman
Week 5
: West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith, Penn State linebacker Michael Mauti