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Mountaineers Dominate Horned Frogs 24-6

Leddie Brown runs for 156 yds in Balanced WVU attack
Jarret Doege throws for 212 yds & 2 TDs to T.J. Simmons

Next Up: West Virginia at Iowa State December 5th at 3:30 PM on ESPN

Well Mountaineers the tone of this game was set in the Mountaineers first possession of the game. After taking the opening kick and driving 40 yards on 11 plays the Frogs drive stalled at the WVU 35-yard line and a 34-yard Jordy Sandy punt downed the ball at the WVU 1-yard line.

Normally in these situations you see the offense turn very conservative with the goal being to gain enough yards to be able to get off a punt without having to punt from the back of your end zone. This is what I was expecting from the Mountaineer offense in this case as well However the Mountaineers proceeded to drive 99 yards on 15 plays taking 7:33 off the first quarter clock and taking a 7-0 lead on a one yard Jarret Doege touchdown push in.

On the ensuing possession the Frogs came right back mounting a 10 play 59-yard drive that eventually stalled at the WVU 14-yard line where they settled for a 32-yard field goal by sophomore placekicker Griffin Kell and with 14:01 to go in the 2nd quarter it was 7-3 EERs. On the ensuing possession the Mountaineers wasted no time getting back on the scoreboard driving 75 yards on 6 plays ending in a 26-yard Jarret Doege TD pass to Senior wideout T.J. Simmons and it was 14-3 Mountaineers at the half.

The Mountaineers would take the 2nd half kick and drive 50 yards on 12 plays taking 7:03 off the 3rd quarter clock before the drive stalled at the TCU 25 yard line and they settled for a 42 yard Casey Legg field goal and with 7:57 to go in the 3rd quarter it was 17-3 West Virginia. At this point in the game I was feeling pretty good that West Virginia was the better team and that they would win this game in dominating fashion as the Horned Frogs had shown virtually no offensive attack against the Nationally Ranked WVU defense and the Mountaineer offense was running and passing effectively against the Frog defense.

On the ensuing possession TCU mounted perhaps their best drive of the game going 57 yards on 10 plays before the Mountaineer defense ended the drive at the WVU 14 yard line and again the Frogs settled for another 32 yard Griffin Kell field goal and with 4:49 to go in the 3rd quarter it was 17-6 WVU. With 12:54 to go in the game the Mountaineers would get on the board one more time when junior safety Trevon Moehrig fumbled a WVU punt recovered by WVU senior safety Sean Mahone at the TCU 42 yard line and just 2 plays later Doege found T.J. Simmons on a beautiful 38 yard touchdown pass and it was 24-6 West Virginia and thats how this excellent effort ended.

Leddie Brown ran for 156 yards and is closing in on 1000 with 897 on the season. Jarret Doege didnt have his 4th consecutive 300 yard passing game but still had a solid effort completing 19 of 26 passes for 212 yards and 2 TD passes to T.J. Simmons.

West Virginia is now 5-3 on the year and qualifies for a Bowl Game, if we have Bowl Games in this crazy 2020 season. This season has been one of growth for the Mountaineer Football team. As Fans, if we are going to do what Coach Neil Brown asks and TRUST THE CLIMB, we are certainly seeing it so far this season. West Virginia could very easily be 8-0 right now, certainly 7-1 as they were withing a score of winning in all 3 of their losses with under 4 minutes to go in the 4th quarter.

Now we see the 2 toughest games on the schedule with a trip to Ames, Iowa to face the #13 Iowa St Cyclones on Saturday December 5th followed by a rescheduled matchup with the #11 Oklahoma Sooners in Morgantown on December 12th. WVU could well end up 5-5 on the season but on the other hand this WVU team could certainly win BOTH of these games and finish 7-3 on the season.

CBSSPORTS.COM has their 2020/21 Bowl Projections in place and they see West Virginia going to the

AutoZone Liberty Bowl - Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium (Memphis, Tennessee)- Dec. 31 4 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App against either Kentucky or Tennessee

Of course, if WVU were to win at least one if not both of these remaining 2 games they could well end up at a better Bowl Location, again, if we have Bowl Games this season.

National Statistics as of 11/21/20

Jerrett Doege is #7 in the Nation in Passing effectivness. Jarrett has completed 203 of 308 passes for 2219 yards with 13 TDs and 3 Interceptions and a 65.9 completion percentage.
Leddie Brown is #3 Nationally running the football with 897 yards on 165 carries for a 5.4 yards per carry average and 10 TDs.

Tony Fields II is #4 Nationally in Tackles with 79 on the season.

WVU Defense is #14 Nationally against the score allowing 17.8 points per game.
WVU Defense is #5 Nationally and #3 among teams that have played more than 4 games in Total Yards allowed at 274.0 yards a game
WVU Defense is #4 Nationally and #1 anong teams that have played at least 4 games in Passing defense at 161.5 yards per game.
WVU Defense is #21 Nationally in Rushing yards allowed at 112.5 yards a game with 5 rushing TDs allowed.

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Game Date Game Time Opponent/Location                 Event Televised     Game Score
09/12/20   Noon  Eastern Kentucky
Non League Game Fox Sports 1 West Virginia               56
Eastern Kentucky       10
09/26/20 3:30 PM  Oklahoma St
 Stillwater, OK   
Big 12 Game ABC West Virginia              13
Oklahoma St               27
10/03/20 Noon  Baylor
Big 12 Game

ABC West Virginia            27
Baylor                        21
10/17/20 Noon  Kansas
 Morgantown, WV     
Big 12 Game FOX Sports 1 West Virginia           38
Kansas                      17
10/24/20 5:30 PM  Texas Tech
 Red Raiders
Big 12 Game

ESPN 2 West Virginia           27
Texas Tech                34
10/31/20 Noon Kansas St
Big 12 Game ESPN2 West Virginia           37
Kansas St                  10
11/07/20 Noon Texas
Austin, TX
Big 12 Game ABC West Virginia          13
Texas                        17
11/14/20 Noon TCU
Horned Frogs
Morgantown, WV   
Big 12 Game FOX West Virginia         24
TCU                          6
12/05/20 3:30 PM Iowa State
Ames, IO     
Big 12 Game ESPN West Virginia           
Iowa St                
12/12/20 TBD Oklahoma
Morgantown, WV
Big 12 Game TBD West Virginia         

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