West Virginia vs. Oklahoma: Live Score, Analysis and Results
Oklahoma 16, West Virginia 7—FINAL
The Oklahoma Sooners have claimed their second victory of the young season, defeating West Virginia in the teams' opening game of Big 12 Conference play.
Keep it here at Bleacher Report for analysis and results of this season's matchup between these two teams, currently airing on Fox.
Be sure to check out the 10 things we learned about Oklahoma's win against West Virginia.
Well, it was ugly, but Oklahoma has earned a 16-7 victory against the visiting West Virginia Mountaineers.
The Sooners got it done behind 323 rushing yards, 170 of which came from starting running back Brennan Clay.
Yet the theme of tonight's game was turnovers—both teams committed four turnovers a piece.
West Virginia was unable to capitalize on those opportunities, while Oklahoma was able to convert two field goals to put the game out of reach.
The lack of scoring was due in large part to the ineffective play of both West Virginia quarterback Paul Millard and Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight. Knight was replaced by Blake Bell early in the fourth, while Millard remained in the game, despite calls for Clint Trickett to get an opportunity.
The loss drops West Virginia to 1-1 on the season, and moves the 16th-ranked Sooners to 2-0.
Oklahoma misses the field goal, but Sooner fans shouldn't worry. With just one minute remaining in regulation and West Virginia lacking timeouts, this one is, virtually, over.
Let's just hope the rest of this game finishes without any injuries.
I'm clapping in front of my television right now hoping that kid is alright. This game doesn't seem to matter as much now. I just care about him.
If Oklahoma can manage the remaining seven minutes of this contest without committing any mind-blowing mistakes, the Sooners will have put the nail in the coffin.
West Virginia is all but out of it at this point.
That was, well, funny. West Virginia doesn't have any timeouts left, but quarterback Paul Millard assumed they did. Delay of game penalty ensued. Too funny.
Oklahoma 16, West Virginia 7
The Sooners knock in the field goal, effectively putting this one out of reach for the 'eers.
With the struggles to score in this game, I wholeheartedly believe Oklahoma has the victory wrapped up, barring some strange turn of events.
But anything is better than Paul Millard right now, no?
Have to wonder how far behind/not ready Trickett is. Dana isn't going to put Trickett in unless he understands the system.— Greg Madia (@GregMadia) September 8, 2013
Is Blake Bell the answer this unbelievably boring game needed? I think so, despite the illegal motion penalty having wiped out the 23-yard gain there.
Can you guys really believe Oklahoma won this matchup 50-49 last season? This 13-7 affair is absolutely baffling. That's all I can say.
Does anyone agree with me that this may end up challenging for the worst Big 12 game of the season? I mean that with complete seriousness.
That third-and-out sets up very well for Oklahoma. Can the Sooners take advantage and open this game up? Even a 16-7 lead may be the nail in the coffin.
I don't even think "sloppy" does it justice.
Wow, this is just an incredibly, incredibly sloppy game. Makes me think of my old coach who use to tell us 'turnovers are like common cold'.— Josh McCuistion (@JLMcCuistion) September 8, 2013
If we were text messaging about this game, I would just send a series of LOLs. ANOTHER turnover, this time from West Virginia fumbling inside Oklahoma's 20-yard line.
So, can we refer to this game now as the "Turnover Bowl?" I really am curious.
My own thoughts have been stolen!
This is really, really ugly football.— Josh McCuistion (@JLMcCuistion) September 8, 2013
Oh, another turnover? What a surprise! This is shaping up to be one of those ugly, mistake-filled debacles that fans hate to remember.
I can't stress enough how big this is for Oklahoma's extremely raw secondary.
Colvin walks off field on his own power. Appeared to be walking sideways. Probably got his bell rung.— Carey Murdock (@CareyWWLS) September 8, 2013
With a chance to effectively put the game out of reach, Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight throws an interception into the West Virginia end zone.
As if this game was thirsting for some more scores, right?
It's the Brennan Clay show, everyone! The Sooner running back is absolutely shredding the West Virginia defense on this drive.
Yet ANOTHER three-and-out from these two teams, making for quite the monotonous second-half matchup.
I wouldn't be surprised, whatsoever.
It is just completely silent in the stadium before halftime starts. Was that a moment of silence for the offense?— Carey Murdock (@CareyWWLS) September 8, 2013
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