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ESPN: Geno Smith new No. 1 in Heisman Watch

For now, let's make it official: Geno Smith is the new Heisman frontrunner.

In our weekly ESPN Heisman Watch, Smith collected 12 of the 15 first-place votes, including mine.

That gave him a 22-point lead over second-place finisher De'Anthony Thomas, the Oregon running back.

Here's what we wrote about Smith in the Heisman Watch blurb: Smith kept himself in the Heisman race, finishing with five touchdowns and 411 yards on 34-of-39 passing in a 42-12 win over James Madison.

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