I don’t want to write a recap about this one but I have to. So here goes. The Oklahoma State Cowboys put on a clinic on how to stop the West Virginia Mountaineers offense. Sack the quarterback. West Virginia started the game and received the opening kickoff. They would go 11 plays for 64 yards and kick a 30 yard field goal. When that drive ended, the Mountaineers had 64 yards of total offense and there were 53 minutes left in the game. When the game ended, the Mountaineers still had three points and they gained 115 yards on the day. They gained more yards on their opening drive than they gained the rest of the game.
A large portion for the reason the Mountaineers offense shortcircuited is that quarterback Jarret Doege was sacked seven or eight times (I’m looking for an official number at the time of the writing) times for almost 50 yards. Its very hard to do anything when you can’t keep your quarterback upright. Most of that falls on the Oklahoma State defensive line who was just extremely dominant. A small portion falls on an offensive line that we thought had found itself. Some of it falls on a quarterback who didn’t come off his progressions soon enough. Still, put most of it on the Oklahoma State defensive line. They were scary good.
On the flip side, Spencer Sanders was good and Jaylen Warren was strong. Sanders went 21 of 31 for 182 yards and two touchdowns. He did throw an interception to Dante Stills, who made a hell of an athletic play, especially for a defensive lineman.
Dante Stills with the defensive lineman INT❗ pic.twitter.com/CVBesZwHeU— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) November 6, 2021
Jaylen Warren finished the game with 16 carries for 78 yards and a touchdown. He got stronger as the game went on and you could tell the Mountaineer defenders were tired of trying to tackle him at the end of the game.
The Mountaineers were hurt with turnovers as Garret Greene had a costly fumble that was luckily recovered by Tony Mathis. Graeson Malashevich fumbled a punt return that led to an Oklahoma State score. Jarret Doege threw another interception.
Leddie Brown finished with 10 carries for 24 yards.
Jarret Doege finished with 11 carries for negative 35 yards.
Sam James led the team with 5 catches for 46 yards.
Casey Legg made another field goal.