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Jarret Doege’s Third Down Magic

Jarret Doege’s Third Down Magic

Jarret Doege made his debut as the WVU starting quarterback. It was a massive success as he led the Mountaineers to a road win over a ranked Kansas State team.

Doege was 20-of-30 for 234 yards and three touchdown passes. With his team trailing by six points going into the fourth quarter, Doege was able to lead the team to two scoring drives that were set up with great field position thanks to the Mountaineer defense.

Somewhere Doege excelled specifically was his third down magic. All three of his touchdown passes happened on third down.

Doege’s first touchdown pass was an absolute dime. A 19-yard touchdown pass to George Campbell on 3rd and 7.

The second one was on third and 13. He was flushed out of the pocket and threw a dart on the run to George Campbell.

Then there was this 50-yard touchdown pass to Bryce Wheaton on third and 22 that put the Mountaineers in the lead for good:

It’s amazing how things can change over the weekend. Many Mountaineer fans were pushing for a quarterback change. Neal Brown waited until there were just four games left.

Turns out maybe there was a method to HCNB’s genius. He has Jarret Doege for two more years after this season.

When you combine the play of Doege with the way the Mountaineer defense played against Kansas State, suddenly things are looking very good for the 2020 WVU football season.

Sean is a writer and co-owner at MountaineerSports.com

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