Oklahoma 50, West Virginia 49—FINAL
Oklahoma survived a classic Big 12 shootout in Morgantown, 50-49 over West Virginia. Several records were obliterated along the way in a game that featured video game numbers on offense.
Landry Jones completed 38 of 51 passes for a school record 554 yards and six touchdowns on his way to becoming the third player in FBS history with four years of 3,000 yards or more passing. Tavon Austin set a Big 12 record with 572 all-purpose yards, including 21 carries for 344 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
The Sooners ripped down the field for a touchdown on the game's opening drive and controlled the contest for the rest of the half. West Virginia flashed its dynamic attack often, but Oklahoma's blistering pace never let the hosts catch up. Each side traded big play after big play as OU took a 31-17 lead into halftime.
WVU turned the tide after the break by scoring four of the next five touchdowns. Austin seemed unstoppable as he took off for gashing gains on nearly every touch. The Mountaineers completed three touchdown drives over 90 yards.
But with all the momentum against him, Jones came up with two clutch touchdowns of his own during the fourth quarter. The second came on fourth down from the four with 24 seconds remaining.
A series of missed two-point conversions skewed the score but left Oklahoma ahead by one point out of 99 total scored in the game.
The loss is West Virginia's fifth consecutive defeat and leaves the Mountaineers one victory shy of bow eligibility. The win keeps OU in the BCS hunt as a Kansas State loss keeps their Big 12 title hopes alive.