UPDATE: Doege named backup QB; McKoy, Guzman will likely play

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UPDATE, 11/7/19: Neal Brown announced on his weekly radio show that Jarret Doege is officially West Virginia’s backup quarterback, beating out Trey Lowe for the backup gig.

Brown also announced that Kennedy McKoy and Noah Guzman will likely play on Saturday, after both being deemed questionable on Tuesday.


ORIGINAL: West Virginia football has been dealing with the injury bug throughout the 2019 season, and head coach Neal Brown provided and update on how his squad has been recovering ahead of their game with Texas Tech.


  • TE Jovani Haskins: Will make his return after dealing with an injury to his core.


  • RB Kennedy McKoy: Left the game against Baylor and Brown deemed him “questionable,” although he is in their plans to play. Regardless of McKoy’s status, Brown says redshirt freshman Tony Mathis will play on Saturday.
  • LB Josh Chandler: Chandler left the Oklahoma game with a knee injury and reportedly avoided undergoing season-ending knee surgery.
  • K Evan Staley: Didn’t kick against Baylor as he was dealing with a “muscle injury in his legs.” He is “very questionable.”
  • LB Noah Guzman: Brown says he is “hopeful” Guzman will return after leaving the Baylor game.


  • WR T.J. Simmons: Left the Baylor game early in the first quarter. Brown: “We’ll see how he goes.”


  • LB Quondarius Qualls: Had surgery after leaving the game against Oklahoma. Brown says he will be out for the season.
  • WR Sean Ryan: Left the Texas game with an upper body injury, and underwent surgery. Brown says he is getting “real close” to returning.

Other news:

  • OL Chase Behrndt: Left Baylor game, and Brown says they are monitoring his status.

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