Jarret Doege left his mark on the college football world after his first season opener in Morgantown.
The new situation wasn’t much of an issue for Doege. The former transfer from Bowling Green started his fourth game for the Mountaineers on Saturday against Eastern Kentucky, leading WVU to a 42-7 halftime lead before he took the sideline for the final two quarters.
“I’ve been here before, I’ve played a lot of games, this one wasn’t any different,” he said. “It was just go out there, prepare and play.”
That strategy seemed to work for him. He went 19-of-25 passing for 228 yards and 3 touchdowns, which was good enough for a 93.7 grade from Pro Football Focus — the second-highest grade of any FBS quarterback that week, tying Oklahoma’s Spencer Rattler.
PFF’s Anthony Treash was high on the quarterback before the season began, and this performance just confirmed his feelings, calling Doege “the real deal.”
“I know it was Eastern Kentucky, and it probably doesn’t help matters that Grant Wells of Marshall lit up that same defense in his first college game last week,” he wrote, “but Doege is a breakout candidate that everyone should have seen coming.”