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West Virginia's Geno Smith Will Have Surgery; Shawne Alston Facebooks During Bowl Game

Colin Dunlap of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting that West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith will undergo surgery in January to correct yet another stress fracture in his left foot.

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Dunlap says Smith played the whole season for the Mountaineers with the injury. This is the second year in a row that he has had stress fracture troubles with his left foot.  Smith passed for 2,763 yards and 24 touchdowns this season for the Mountaineers, who ended their season with a 23-7 loss to N.C. State in the Champs Sports Bowl Tuesday night in Orlando.

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Speaking of that game, Dunlap is also reporting that running back Shawne Alston admitted afterward to posting " 2nd half is da best half!!! Let's go!!" on his Facebook during halftime. He's probably hoping coach Bill Stewart's internet ignorance extends to Facebook, or he might be getting a nasty wall post pretty soon, or worse, a poke.

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Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.