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Buie will be expected to carry the entire offense on his shoulders this season.
Overall Head-to-Head: 3-2 OU (1W)
Last Five Results
11/17/12- 50-49 OU
01/01/08- 48-28 WV
09/11/82- 41-27 WV
09/16/78- 52-10 OU
09/27/58- 47-14 OU
Player to Watch Out For: Andrew Buie (RB, Jr.)
The departures of Tavon Austin, Stedman Bailey and Geno Smith to the NFL will make Buie the focal point of the Mountaineers offense this season.
In 2012, the junior led the team in rushing with 851 yards and seven touchdowns on 179 carries. He also caught 28 passes for 318 yards.
With a new quarterback and the loss of not one, but two 1,000-yard receivers, expect West Virginia to rely heavily on Buie throughout the year.
Last season’s 50-49 classic in Morgantown has put high expectations on this year’s game. Instead, this will be a battle of two offenses trying to find their way with a new quarterback.
However, unlike the Mountaineers, the Sooners return a ton of experience on the offensive side of the ball.
Oklahoma should jump out to an early lead, forcing West Virginia to throw the ball. That’s when the Sooners’ secondary, led by Aaron Colvin, will feast.
It should be a rather comfortable victory for Oklahoma, who start the season 2-0 for the fourth straight year.
Final Score: 34-14 Oklahoma