"I feel like we have feel the best receiving corps and the best offense in the country," Smith said. "We definitely have the best offensive coach (Dana Holgorsen) in the country. It doesn't surprise me one bit. Stedman Bailey is one of the best receivers out there and he can always beat the jam. Tavon Austin is one of the quickest guys out there. He's hard to cover one-on-one."
The Tigers allowed no other 100-yard receivers and Alabama running back Trent Richardson was next in line behind Austin and Bailey with 80 yards receiving.
Only three teams had more than 200 passing yards against LSU this season and nobody had more attempts, completions, yards or touchdowns. Smith passed for 23 first downs. No team had more than 19 total against the Tigers.
"I'm not going to go around boasting and bragging about that at all," Smith said. "We lost the game and I threw two interceptions that cost us the game. I wasn't perfect in that game by any stretch and I don't take pride in it. It's way back in my mind and I don't think about it at all. The only thing I think about is working that day to be the very best."
By just about every statistical measure, Smith was the best offensive player in the Big East this season, yet the conference coaches voted Cincinnati running back Isaiah Pead the league's offensive player of the year.
"It would be selfish of me to sit here and talk about it," Smith said. "My hat's off to Isaiah Pead. He's a great player and he deserved it."
In truth, Smith wasn't too high on himself this season. He set WVU's single-season records for total offense, pass attempts, pass completions and passing yards and single-game records for passing yards, attempts, completions and total offense.
He played the position like it had never been played before for the Mountaineers, but he wasn't all that impressed and Smith said he'd be back at WVU to get it right next year.
"Actually, I'm disappointed in myself and the way I played this season," he said. "I feel I could have done a lot of things better. That has nothing to do with work ethic or anything like that. I just felt like this wasn't my best season.
"There's always next season and I'm definitely going to come back and work hard next season to be better than I was this season."
Contact sportswriter Mike Casazza at mi...@dailymail.com or 304-319-1142. His blog is at blogs.dailymail.com/wvu.