Hurts’s 5 total touchdowns prove too much for West Virginia

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Jalen Hurts and the Oklahoma offense took off for 560 yards as the Sooners topped the West Virginia Mountaineers, 52-14.

Hurts put on a show, completing 16 of his 17 passes for 316 yards and 3 touchdowns. He was also the team’s leading rusher, chipping in 75 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Austin Kendall returned as quarterback for the Mountaineers after leaving their previous game with a chest injury. He finished the contest 15-of-31 for 182 yards and 2 touchdowns.

“It was a struggle all day for us,” said West Virginia head coach Neal Brown. “We got outplayed, and honestly we were out-manned at several positions and in several areas.”

Oklahoma struck in the first quarter with a pair of touchdowns, while the Mountaineers could only muster 42 yards. WVU took some risks, especialy with a fake punt pass from Josh Growden to Dante Bonamico as the clock wound down in the quarter.

West Virginia then put up a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter, including one before the clock ran down in the half. Unfortunately for the Mountaineers, Oklahoma matched WVU with a pair of their own second quarter touchdowns and took a 28-14 lead into halftime.

The Sooners came out of the locker room at halftime and scored 21 unanswered points in the third quarter, as well as a field goal in the fourth en route to the victory.

“All of the things that we needed to do to make this a four-quarter, competitive football game and put us in a position at the end of the game, we just weren’t able to do it,” Brown said.

T.J. Simmons contributed another good game for West Virginia, gaining 74 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns on 6 catches.

West Virginia’s rushing attack stalled once again, putting up just 51 yards on 30 attempts.

Oklahoma (7-0, 4-0 Big 12) is still on top of the Big 12 conference, while West Virginia (3-4, 1-3 Big 12) sits as the seventh team in the conference awaiting the results of other Big 12 contests.

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