Morgantown, West Virginia – Former West Virginia quarterback Jarret Doege, who started for the Mountaineers for two and a half years, transferred to Western Kentucky during the offseason. He lost the starting job there, so he transferred to Troy.
Last night, Troy played Western Kentucky and Jarret Doege played his first significant minutes for his new team and actually brought Troy back to victory.
Doege came off the bench to throw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter against his former team as Troy won 34-27 at Western Kentucky.
Doege entered the game after Troy’s starting quarterback Gunnar Watson was injured with the score tied 20-20.
Doege’s two touchdowns late in the game to beat his former team was a perfect, storybook way for it to happen, according to the former Mountaineer quarterback.
“I knew I was ready,” Doege said. “I knew my teammates had faith in me and the coaches had faith in me. I had faith in myself. I put in the work. I pride myself on preparing to be the best player on the field. I just had a little feeling all week that this is going to be my time. I mean, you can’t write it any better. I just kept preparing and waiting for my opportunity and took advantage.”
Doege, who finished the 7/8 for 71 yards and two touchdowns, is expected to now compete for Troy’s starting quarterback role for the remainder of the season.