Last week, Bowling Green transfer Jarret Doege was officially named West Virginia’s starting quarterback by head coach Neal Brown. After a strong finish to the 2019 campaign, Doege is expected to continue this trend into 2020. Today, we predict Jarret Doege’s stats for the upcoming season, and discuss where he ranks among Big 12 quarterbacks.
- Passing Yards: 3,200
WVU’s season will be reduced by two games, so we will keep Doege’s numbers in passing yards pretty modest. With 3,200 yards, Doege will average 320 passing yards per game — a huge step forward for the team from 2019. He will have at least one 1,000 yard receiver in Sam James, and potentially another in Bryce Ford-Wheaton. Expect Doege to spread the wealth this season.
- Passing Touchdowns: 25
Everything in me wanted to foresee 30 passing touchdowns, but I just couldn’t convince myself to do so with a shortened season. However, 25 touchdowns in a 10 game season will certainly be no disappointment for Doege. With a deep stable of receivers, don’t expect more than James to crack double-digit touchdown receptions.
- Completion Percentage: 63%
Throughout his entire career, Doege’s completion percentage has hovered in the 61-65% range. This season will be no different. Expect much of the same as he will be near the top of the Big 12 quarterbacks in this category.
- Where Does He Rank?
Charlie Brewer, Sam Ehlinger, and Brock Purdy all return this season in the Big 12. Alan Bowman has also been a strong force when healthy. However, Doege will place himself among the upper echelon of Big 12 quarterbacks this season. Though he may not be as good as they first three listed above, he certainly has the opportunity to be the fourth or fifth best starting quarterback in the conference in 2020. However, once 2021 rolls around, outlets may just be talking about him jumping into one of them top spots.