How about comparisons, Mack? Got any comparisons?
"They're similar in their production to what we were doing in '05 with Vince Young and what USC was doing with the two Heisman Trophy candidates,'' Brown said. "That's the kind of offense they are. They can put up huge numbers easily. And fast.''
Again, Brown isn't the only one singing the praises of Smith and the West Virginia offense. Smith has played four games and been named the national offensive player of the week twice and the Big 12 player of the week twice. Find a Heisman Trophy straw poll - and there are plenty out there - and he's the leader. In four games this season he's got 20 touchdowns and no interceptions. Take it back to the Orange Bowl and he has 26 touchdowns, no interceptions and just two sacks.
So Brown's concerns are real. They are even more real given Texas' issues with tackling so far. And Texas did just give up 606 yards to Oklahoma State Saturday night, a Cowboys team that runs essentially the same offense but with a rookie starting quarterback.
So how do you stop them?
"That's what we're trying to figure out today. I mean, they're just unbelievable,'' Brown said. "Geno's thrown 20 touchdowns and no interceptions. He's probably ahead of the curve that Robert Griffin set last year. He's got to be the leader for the Heisman and he just makes no mistakes. He's very confident, he's very smart, the receivers are unbelievable, they've got two good backs, they've got three seniors and a huge offensive line up front.
"I think they may be as good as any offense we've ever seen.''
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