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Sitting at 3-4 overall and 1-3 in Big 12 play, to say that the 2022 season has been disappointing for the Mountaineers would be an understatement. The defense has been anything but good, the team continues to sputter on the road, and there have been coaching errors galore. This is just simply not how anyone envisioned the season going.
However, while there has been a lot of bad, there is good there. You have to look no farther than quarterback J.T. Daniels for that good.
Outside of an atrocious performance against Texas Tech, Daniels has been consistent and a solid game-manager. The Georgia transfer has done enough to keep the team in games late, and that’s all you really need to ask for from your signal-caller.
With 1,686 yards and 10 touchdowns to 6 interceptions on the season, this is good for a 69.4 quarterback rating that ranks him 39th in the nation for his position. After what we saw from the quarterback position in the three seasons prior, things could obviously be worse. Actually, we as fans should be thankful that Neal Brown has finally landed a quarterback that can produce such numbers.
For a team that has been so inconsistent and disappointing this season, this kind of quarterback play should make anybody happy. All may seem lost, but it is only a matter of time before a big performance from J.T. Daniels helps WVU win a game they shouldn’t.
Could it be this weekend against TCU? It’s very possible. We shall see.