5 bonkers stats from Oklahoma's 59-56 win vs. West Virginia

5 bonkers stats from Oklahoma's 59-56 win vs. West Virginia

But first things first, the 'Horns have to play in the Big 12 Championship.

The Big 12 Conference championship goes through Oklahoma once more after the Sooners' 59-56 victory at West Virginia on Friday night.

"It's a chance to win a championship", Riley said. "But, more than anything, one huge goal we set out was we want to be the only team ever to win four of these in a row". No lead was safe on this Friday evening, but it was a way for OU to slow down the Mountaineers and help its own cause at the same time.

The Sooners (11-1 overall, 8-1 Big 12) still have designs on a spot in the College Football Playoff.

Oklahoma is now fifth in The Associated Press poll released on Sunday, while WVU fell three spots to 15th. Senior placekicker Austin Seibert added the PAT and the Mountaineers found itself down by two scores, 35-21, with 3:06 left in the first half. Oklahoma was so efficient that it rarely dealt with third downs, finishing 4-for-9.

Washington State and LSU both dropped out of the top 10 and are tied for No. 12.

Murray continued his spectacular push to become OU's seventh Heisman victor, completing 20 of 27 passes for 364 yards and three touchdowns.

West Virginia got its last lead of the game when Will Grier hit Will Jennings on a 75-yard bomb to make the score 49-45 with 18 seconds to play in the third quarter.

But Murray and Company was far from finished as he hit Grant Calcaterra from 2-yards out to regain the lead.

Washington running back Myles Gaskin left celebrates with teammates including offensive lineman Nick Harris after Gaskin scored a touchdown against Washington State during the first half of an NCAA college football game Friday Nov. 23 2018
Oklahoma Advances to Big 12 Championship Game With Win at West Virginia

With the Mountaineers trying to regain momentum early in the fourth, Grier was spun around by defensive end Kenneth Mann during a scramble and lost the ball. Oklahoma had a couple of key defensive plays among a high-scoring game as they had two scoop-and-scores, with Curtis Bolton's in the 4th quarter putting the Sooners up for good. This loss destroyed any hope that West Virginia had at making the CFP, so we will see how they bounce back. With the win, they are now 8-1 in conference play.

"Obviously, I have to be careful with what I say, but I don't understand, in a game like this, how you take those off the board", Holgorsen said. The Oklahoma defense has allowed 426 total yard per game and has given up loads of points to less capable offenses.

Oklahoma: The Sooners were unremarkable on defense yet again, but those two stellar plays were the difference.

Unlike after his first fumble-six, Grier did not lead WVU to an immediate touchdown. Caleb Kelly scored on a 10-yard return following a separate strip-sack of Grier to temporarily put the Sooners up 35-21 late in the second quarter.

"We fought our tails off", Riley said. "It's a damn shame".

Marquise Brown had 11 receptions for 243 yards and two touchdowns. He and David Sills caught two TDs apiece.

Kennedy McKoy had 16 carries for 81 yards and a touchdown. Pettaway also scored on a 17-yard rushing touchdown.

The No. 6 Oklahoma Sooners get locked into a high-scoring affair vs. Oklahoma is going after its fourth straight league title. I like West Virginia plus the points as well as the over.

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