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How WVU Measures Themselves Against Big 12 Foes

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – (November 4, 2020) – As we enter November of the college football season already, let’s take a look at some interesting stats throughout the Big 12.

Leddie Brown is representing the Mountaineers very well in statistical categories thus far in the conference season.

  • 2nd in Rushing Yards
  • 2nd in Touchdowns
  • 3rd in Scoring
  • 3rd in All Purpose Yards

Brown and Alec Sinkfield have helped WVU be one of the best rushing offenses in the Big 12. This is a huge step up from last season being one of the worst running teams in the country.

Jarret Doege has played very well the last couple of games, not forcing as many passes as earlier in the season.

  • 2nd in Passing Yards per Game
  • 3rd in Total Offense
  • 6th in Pass Efficiency

Doege has led WVU to be the second-best passing team in the conference. The Bowling Green transfer has easily been one of the most criticized players on the team this season, and his stats prove that the offense will be fine under Jarret Doege. Let him do his thing!

The last player on offense that has cracked in the top ten statistical categories in the Big 12 is Winston Wright. Wright has been the breakout receiver that Doege and the Mountaineers needed this season. 

  • 2nd in Receptions per Game
  • 3rd in Receiving Yards per Game
  • 7th in All Purpose Yards

Wright, along with Sam James, Bryce Ford-Wheaton, and others have turned the receiving core into the second-best in the Big 12.

The West Virginia defense DOMINATES the rest of the conference in statistical categories 

  • 1st in Rushing Defense
  • 1st in Passing Defense
  • 1st in Total Defense
  • 1st in Interceptions
  • 1st in Red Zone Defense
  • 2nd in Sacks
  • 2nd in Scoring Defense
  • 2nd in Pass Defense Efficiency

Individually, as you would expect there are many West Virginia defenders that make the list to help arguably the best defense in the country.

  • Tony Fields – 2nd in Tackles
  • Josh Chandler-Semedo – 8th in Tackles
  • Alonzo Addae – 12th in Tackles
  • Tykee Smith – T-15th in Tackles
  • Darius Stills – 4th in Sacks
  • Akheem Mesidor – T-8th in Sacks
  • Jeffrey Pooler Jr. – T-8th in Sacks
  • Dreshun Miller – 1st in Passes Defended

These were just the highlights. This defensive crew is so deep in great players that it makes sense why they’re the best defense in the Big 12.

The improvement from last season to this season is incredible. Last year, the Mountaineers were one of the worst rushing teams, couldn’t find a consistent quarterback to start, and didn’t have as good as a defense. 

Neal Brown is the MAN and he will bring WVU into national title competition in his tenure here in Morgantown.

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