This Saturday, the Mountaineers will finally kick off their 2020 season against Eastern Kentucky. Today, we make our game predictions as well as list our players to watch for the much anticipated matchup.
THREE PLAYERS TO WATCH
- Jarret Doege, QB: The Colonels’ pass defense was shredded by Marshall’s Grant Wells yesterday to the tune of well over 300 yards and four passing touchdowns. Jarret Doege will be looking to do the same against Eastern Kentucky this Saturday when they come to Morgantown. Look for the Bowling Green transfer to have a big day, and for him to get his favorite targets involved early and often.
- Darius Stills, DL: For anyone that watched the Marshall-EKU gameme yesterday, you may have noticed how poor the offensive line was for the Colonels. WVU’s Darius Stills will be licking his chops as he watches film this week, and rightfully so. The redshirt senior will get his final season in Morgantown started with a bang, and the EKU quarterback will be seeing Darius in his nightmares Saturday night.
- Sam James, WR: Bryce Ford-Wheaton has been the talk of fall camp, but Sam James has the speed to take the top off of the EKU defense. Marshall’s wide receivers were wide open on seemingly every play, and often took advantage of busted coverage. James will have no problem crossing the century mark in receiving for the Mountaineers this week as he will spend the majority of the afternoon deep in the opponent’s secondary.
Before last week, I was somewhat worried that the Colonels may give the Mountaineers a run for their money, at least in the first half…but not now. EKU will come in flat after just being demolished 59-0 by the Herd, and WVU will take advantage of it early. Expect this game to be similar to the Marshall-EKU game, except the Colonels will be given a garbage-time field goal in this one. Jarret Doege will only have to play two-and-a-half quarters before true freshman Garrett Greene sees the field and throws his first career touchdown. WVU rolls in this one.
WVU 66, EKU 3