Morgantown, West Virginia – When the West Virginia Mountaineers play Oklahoma State this Saturday, starting quarterback Jarret Doege will pass Rasheed Marshall as the 8th leading passer in school history and could potentially also move into 7th place by passing Oliver Luck with 282 yards passing.
Doege, who has only played in 22 games with the Mountaineers, is already a top ten passer in the history of the West Virginia football program, recently passing Clint Trickett and Major Harris this season.
Although Doege has been a lightning rod for criticism, he has actually had a very productive college career. In fact, if Doege’s stats at Bowling Green were included, he would have 9,517 yards and would currently be #2 on West Virginia’s all-time list behind only Geno Smith’s 11,662 yards.
By the end of this year, Doege will almost certainly surpass Chad Johnson and Pat White, and perhaps also Will Grier and Marc Bulger to become 2nd on the all-time passing yards list. That’s quite an accomplishment for someone who has only played two full seasons at West Virginia.
Doege, who is the leading passer in terms of yards in the Big 12 Conference, has 2,071 yards passing with 11 touchdowns and 7 interceptions and a 64.6 passer rating this season.
Doege has one year of eligibility remaining and if he decides to return for another year, he could shockingly become the leading passer in the history of West Virginia football. Although it’s easy to focus on the mistakes Doege has made this season, his numbers don’t lie and he has proven to be a very productive quarterback for the Mountaineers.