FINAL: Oklahoma finishes with the win, 52-14.
Jalen Hurts finishes today’s game after going 16-for-17 with 316 yards and 3 TD, as well as 75 rushing yards and 2 TDs.
8:56: It appears Hurts is done for the day, as Tanner Mordecai is now in for the Sooners at quarterback. OU goes three-and-out, and the Mountaineers start on their own 37.
10:27: West Virginia goes for it on 4th down, but Kendall misses an open Leddie Brown on a flare route. WVU’s 64-yard drive ends with the Mountaineers leaving empty-handed.
FIELD GOAL OKLAHOMA (52-14, 14:17): A fumbled snap forces the Sooners to kick a field goal on fourth down.
END 3Q: Oklahoma has the ball on the goal line to end the quarter.
3:42: West Virginia is able to get a 6-play drive, but penalties and incomplete passes keep them at just a 5-yard gain. Growden punts and puts the Sooners on their own 39.
TOUCHDOWN OKLAHOMA (49-14, 6:51): OU’s Brayden Willis busts through the WVU punt protection to block Growden’s punt, and it’s recovered in the end zone by Austin Stogner for the Sooner touchdown.
TOUCHDOWN OKLAHOMA (42-14, 9:01): Hurts bombs it on the second play of the drive to a wide-open Lee Morris, who makes it in for the 46-yard touchdown.
9:29: West Virginia almost gets a good drive going, with a nice helmet catch from Ali Jennings….but, it’s all negated by a couple of penalties on the play (including a pass interference call on Jennings). WVU punts, and OU will start from their own 45.
TOUCHDOWN OKLAHOMA (35-14, 12:51): Oklahoma puts their first second half touchdown on the board, and they do it fast. It takes just 6 plays for Jalen Hurts to run in for a 22-yard rushing touchdown on a scramble.
|First half stats||West Virginia||Oklahoma|
|Yds per play||4.4||10.2|
HALF: Oklahoma takes the knee to run the clock out, bringing their 28-14 lead to the locker room.
TOUCHDOWN WEST VIRGINIA (28-14, :20): West Virginia moves down the field as the second half clock winds down with a series of short passes. Kendall finds Simmons in the end zone for a 7-yard touchdown, their second score of the game.
3:27: The Sooners are forced to punt for the second time this game. West Virginia will start with the ball on their own 49.
4:45: The Mountaineers once again go three-and-out, and that’s West Virginia’s fifth punt of the game.
TOUCHDOWN OKLAHOMA (28-7, 6:31): Oklahoma strikes quickly in just 3 plays and Jalen Hurts gets his first rushing touchdown of the game on a 2-yard scramble.
7:55: West Virginia takes their third 3-and-out of the game. Kendall took a big hit as he threw on third down, but he popped right up and gave his former teammate Kenneth Murray a tap on the helmet after the play. Sooners will start on their own 43.
TOUCHDOWN OKLAHOMA (21-7, 9:08): Missed tackles from West Virginia allow Kennedy Brooks to punch into the end zone for the 9-yard touchdown. This drive lasted 2:49, Oklahoma’s second-longest drive of the game so far.
TOUCHDOWN WEST VIRGINIA (14-7, 11:57): West Virginia gets on the board with a massive 38-yard reception from TJ Simmons on fourth down, cutting the Sooner lead in half. It caps off a 10-play, 75-yard drive that lasted 5:08.
END 1Q: The Mountaineers run a fake punt pass from Josh Growden to Dante Bonamico, giving the Mountaineers a first down to end the first quarter.
TOUCHDOWN OKLAHOMA (14-0, 2:05): Oklahoma goes 74 yards to find the end zone once again in just four plays, this time with Hurts connecting with Charleston Rambo.
4:04: The Mountaineers can’t get any offense going and are forced to punt.
TOUCHDOWN OKLAHOMA (7-0, 4:32): Jalen Hurts gets the Mountaineer defense with a play fake and finds a wide open Jeremiah Hall for a touchdown. That caps off an 8-play, 66-yard drive for the Sooners.
8:11: The Mountaineers stall on offense with a three-and-out. Neal Brown throws a little curveball on second down by sending Trey Lowe out to take a snap — but the designed QB run can’t get more than a yard.
9:32: The Sooners bust through for a quick first down on their first offensive play, but the Mountaineers hold them to their own 29. Reese Donahue earned his first sack of the game on Hurts. WVU will start on their own 22.
11:53: After a couple of big run plays from Sam James, the Mountaineers stick with the ground game and can’t muster a second first down. They punt and pin the Sooners inside their own 10.
West Virginia receives the opening kickoff, and Austin Kendall will trot onto the field to get the start against his former team.
The West Virginia Mountaineers (3-3, 1-2 Big 12) are up against their toughest challenge yet this season against the fifth-ranked Oklahoma Sooners (6-0, 3-0 Big 12).