Where: Gaylord Family–Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, Norman, Okla.
When: Saturday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. ET
Watch: Fox Sports Regional Coverage
Live Stream: Sooner Sports
Listen: Sooner Sports Radio Network
Betting Line: Oklahoma (-20.5)
This is a matchup that pits two teams on opposite ends of the spectrum.
The Sooners are coming off a 34-0 thrashing of Louisiana-Monroe. The Oklahoma defense suffocated the Warhawks’ run game, limiting them to just 38 yards on 22 carries. In fact, the Sooners piled up more yards on the ground (305) than Louisiana-Monroe did combined (166).
It was a dominating effort that started Oklahoma’s season off on the right foot.
On the other hand, West Virginia needed a late fourth-quarter touchdown to put away FCS opponent William & Mary 24-17. The Mountaineers juggled quarterbacks and struggled to shut down an opponent they should have beaten handily.
But if last year’s contest between these two teams is any indicator—a 50-49 Sooners victory—nothing is predictable when it comes to Oklahoma-West Virginia.
Will this year be any different?