Oklahoma vs. Texas Big 12 Championship

Oklahoma vs. Texas Big 12 Championship

Oklahoma vs. Texas Big 12 Championship

They have had a balanced attack, averaging 315 passing yards and 261 rushing yards each game. The Huskies (9-3, 7-2 Pac-12) will face Utah in the conference title game next Friday in Santa Clara, California. This loss destroyed any hope that West Virginia had at making the CFP, so we will see how they bounce back.

Murray said of Riley's decision, "At that point, I'm right there with him". 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.

The first penalty came early in the second quarter, when officials called offensive pass interference on wide receiver David Sills V. Sills crashed into OU defensive back Brendan Radley-Hiles, freeing Gary Jennings Jr. for an easy touchdown grab in the corner of the end zone. With 2:36 to play, Murray dropped to pass, wasn't pressured, scrambled to his left and found CeeDee Lamb for an 8-yard gain and the game-clinching first down.

"They got to me quite a bit tonight", he said "To scoop and score both of those is pretty impressive on their part". The beleaguered Oklahoma defense forced two Will Grier fumbles and returned both for touchdowns and benefitted from two West Virginia touchdowns (or nearly certain touchdowns) getting wiped off the board due to penalties. "We know as a team, we're at our best when we're all clicking". The other game this season was against Oklahoma State, which racked up 640 yards in its 48-47 loss to the Sooners.

OU quarterback Kyler Murray was 20 of 27 passing for 364 yards and three touchdowns, plus ran for 114 yards on 9 carries and a score. "And if we don't get it, we've got three timeouts to use". We hung 50 [45] on them, too. "I wanted us to be the last ones with the ball either way". But with a crowd loud, OU's tight end Carson Meier jumped and was flagged for a false start.

Not only has Oklahoma's defense given up at least 40 points in its last four games, but Friday's win also makes it five total on the season.

The Sooners improved to 11-1 on the season.

The Sooners and Mountaineers have manufactured some of the most explosive games in college football history, and Friday night was the highest-scoring game in the series with 115 points, which also were the third most combined points in OU history. "You just got to find ways to win these, man". Lincoln Riley's decision to go for it on fourth-and-5 from the WVU 40 showed he wasn't concerned in the slightest about West Virginia's defense.

The win is Oklahoma's 17th straight victory in the month of November and 19th consecutive win in true road games.

The Sooners remain the only Big 12 team that West Virginia (8-3, 6-3, No. 13 CFP) hasn't beaten since the Mountaineers joined the league in 2012.

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

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