WVU’s Doege Named Big 12 Offensive Player Of The Week

West Virginia quarterback Jarret Doege eyes a target

West Virginia quarterback Jarret Doege was named the Big 12 offensive player of the week for his performance this past Saturday in leading the Mountaineers to a 31-23 victory over Texas.

Doege completed 27-of-43 passes for 290 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions in West Virginia’s win over the Longhorns at Mountaineer Field. His completions went to nine different receivers. Doege’s 556 career completions rank third in program history while the 238 in 2021 are 10th in single-season school history. The senior from Lubbock, Texas, recorded his 11th multiple-TD pass performance in his WVU career, including his sixth with three scores. With 6,143 career passing yards, Doege is now fifth in Mountaineer records while his 37 career touchdown passes rank 10th.

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Besides Doege, the Big 12 weekly award winners included Texas Tech’s Austin McNamara (special teams) joined the Oklahoma trio of Jalen Redmond (defensive), Michael Turk (special teams) and Key Lawrence (newcomer). Doege picked up his second career award while the others are first-time honorees.

Redmond broke a 7-7 tie with a 42-yard fumble return for a touchdown with nine seconds left in the first half and added two tackles (1.5 for loss, one sack) and a career-high four quarterback hurries in Oklahoma’s 28-21 win over Iowa State. The four hurries were the most by a Sooner since 2017 and one of them resulted in an OU interception. The scoop-and-score marked OU’s first defensive touchdown of the season and was the first fumble returned for a TD since 2018. It was also the Sooners’ first for a TD by a defensive lineman in a home game since 1979.

Turk averaged 54.8 yards on his six punts in the Sooners’ win over Iowa State. Five of his punts traveled at least 48 yards, four went at least 56 yards and three were over 60 yards. Three landed inside the ISU 20-yard line while his shortest punt (a 40-yarder) was downed at the 10-yard line. Turk has eight punts of at least 60 yards this season and 16 of at least 50 yards. He is averaging 52.7 yards per punt in 2021 (the OU single-season record is 47.8 yards).

West Virginia quarterback Jarret Doege keeps his eyes downfield as he runs out of the pocket

McNamara snapped the NCAA FBS record for most punts of 50-plus yards in a game in Texas Tech’s loss to No. 9 Oklahoma State. He was called on to punt nine times on the night with eight of those traveling at least 50 yards to break the previous FBS record of seven that was set by Colorado’s Mark Mariscal in a 2002 game against Southern California. McNamara averaged 56.4 yards per punt overall, which finished just shy of the Texas Tech single-game record of 57.0 yards an attempt that was set by Alex Reyes. It marked the second-highest average for an FBS punter in a game this season as McNamara is now averaging 48.5 yards per attempt, which ranks second in the Big 12.

Lawrence registered seven tackles, a sack for 18 yards and two forced fumbles in OU’s win over the Cyclones. The first of Lawrence’s forced fumbles was returned 42 yards for a touchdown by teammate Redmond to give OU a 14-7 lead with nine seconds left in the first half. His two forced fumbles were the most by a Sooner in two seasons.

 

 

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    West Virginia quarterback Jarret Doege was named the Big 12 offensive player of the week for his performance this past Saturday in leading the Mountai[See the full post at: WVU’s Doege Named Big 12 Offensive Players Of The Week]

    #164039

    I re-watched the game.  There were also 4 dropped passes too.  Yet some think he is why WV didn’t have a better season

    #164056

    Congrats to Doege!

    #164060

    At least two of his interceptions this season were good throws that the receiver let go through their hands or let the ball bounce off of them.

    #164062

    Glad to see he will be back next year. Nicco is the future, but having him there for his first year is key.

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    WVU88  I totally agree.  Yet so many have railed against him.  If he doesn’t return, we don’t know if the Mountaineers will have a winning season or not next year.

    I think that with him, the Mountaineers will win at least eight games.  Of course, many  appear to want both Doege, and Brown to fail.  I don’t know why.

    We really have no clue how good the two back up QBs are.  If they are good enough to beat out Doege, good for them.  Good for them.  But, I prefer having a QB leading the team that has faced top level programs before, instead of not knowing what the Mountaineers have.

    I do believe that by the 2023 season, they’ll be much more ready to lead the team, as well as the incoming freshman.  If Doege returns for the 2022 season, I think there will be a lot of competition for the QB spot in 2023.

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