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Big East record watch

With Rutgers receiver Mohamed Sanu setting a new Big East single-season receptions record last week, I decided to check the league record book to see if there were any other marks in danger of falling this season.

Hello, West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith.

Smith currently has 3,497 yards passing, 269 completions, 417 attempts and 24 touchdown passes this season. He needs 40 completions, 57 attempts and 528 yards to become the single-season Big East record holder in those three categories. Here is where he stands right now:

Single-season completions

308, Brian Brohm, Louisville, 2007

295 Ryan Hart, Rutgers, 2004

288, Dan Orlovsky, UConn, 2004

269, Smith, 2011

247, Rod Rutherford, Pitt, 2003

Single-season attempts

473, Brohm, 2007

457, Orlovsky, 2004

453, Hart, 2004

417, Smith, 2011

413, Rutherford, 2003

Single-season passing yards

4,024, Brohm, 2007

3,679, Rutherford, 2003

3,497, Smith, 2011

3,418, Mike Teel, Rutgers, 2008

Smith also is on pace to set the new Big East mark for lowest percentage of interceptions. With five in 417 attempts, he is averaging 1.20 interceptions per 100 attempts. Perry Patterson of Syracuse holds the mark of 1.33, set in 2006.