Never displaying any nerves, the junior quarterback completed 11 of 16 passes for 167 yards and three touchdowns. Perhaps more importantly, Hales did not commit a turnover.
The junior college transfer also added 19 yards on the ground, and scrambled to make a big fumble recovery in the fourth quarter that could have set the Eagles up in excellent field position for a possible game-tying touchdown.
Then, in the fourth quarter, Jones answered a Boston College touchdown with an 87 yard kickoff return for a score that provided the Mountaineers with the winning margin.
Jones also kncoked down a pass, and would have been credited with another were it not for a shaky pass interference call late in the game.