Can Jarret Doege Carry the Offense if Leddie Brown is Unable to Go?

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The main storyline surrounding the TCU-WVU matchup tomorrow is the health of Leddie Brown. Brown was limited in WVU’s loss to Texas last week due to an injury he sustained early in the contest. According to Head Coach Neal Brown, this injury may be enough to keep him out of the tomorrow’s game against the Horned Frogs.


If Leddie Brown is in fact in street clothes tomorrow, will WVU’s offense be able to produce? More importantly, will Quarterback Jarret Doege be enough to carry the offense, and lead the team to victory? We actually believe he will be.


Despite many fans being displeased with him, Doege has been solid all year for the Mountaineers. Through seven games, he has completed 65% of his passes, while compiling 2,007 yards and eleven touchdowns to only three interceptions. Doege has also consistently been one of the highest graded college quarterbacks by Pro Football Focus all season long.


Though it may seem so, this offense is not all Leddie Brown. When he gets hot, Doege can zip the ball around the lot with the rest of them. The problem, and main concern all season, has been with the receivers. Though they have came up huge the last two games, their inconsistencies with drops has cost West Virginia a game or two this season. Should Leddie Brown be sidelined, it will be up to them to carry the slack for the game.


Yes, Jarret Doege is absolutely good enough to carry the offense without Leddie Brown. There is absolutely no questioning that. His supporting cast will determine how the Mountaineers will perform against the Horned Frogs without Brown.


Keep your fingers crossed, and hope that the pass-catchers come to play tomorrow if the Mountaineers are lacking their most explosive offensive weapon.


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Clark Johnson
Clark Johnson is a Football Columnist for The Voice of West Virginia. He is a student at Concord University and is majoring in History with a minor in Political Science. He became a Mountaineer fan at 9-years old and has not missed a WVU football game since 2008. He is honored to bring new perspective and fresh content to the best fanbase in the nation!