West Virginia University’s biggest weakness in its 27-13 loss at Oklahoma State on Saturday was its offensive line.

Those five guys upfront simply didn’t get the job done all day.

Their inefficiency led to quarterback Jarret Doege getting harassed on such a regular basis that he was sacked five times and hit on another seven to 10 occasions. The junior quarterback isn’t going to survive the season at that rate.

Besides the sacks, the offensive line’s inconsistency also showed up when a six-play, 33-yard drive stalled late in the third quarter. WVU was forced to settle for a 36-yard field goal because the offensive line wasn’t providing enough surge to allow the Mountaineers’ running attack to hammer the ball into the end zone.

And it happened again in the fourth quarter. This time an 11-play, 57-yard drive sputtered to a stop with 4:40 remaining. That produced a 30-yard chip shot field goal that should have been a rushing touchdown.

Turning touchdowns into field goals is no way to win a game.

“There were some highs and there were several lows,” said WVU second-year coach Neal Brown on Monday’s weekly Big 12 conference call. “I think the highs were Mike Brown [right guard] and Chase Behrndt [center] played really well. We weren’t good enough at tackle.”

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