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Oklahoma Advances to Big 12 Championship Game With Win at West Virginia

West Virginia as the Sooners would outlast the Mountaineers 59-56. The Sooners' quarterback has thrown for more than 3,600 yards and 37 touchdowns, while rushing for more than 850 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Trailing by a 28-21 margin following a 68-yard touchdown scamper by OU's Kennedy Brooks, the Mountaineers' Will Grier found himself in a ton of trouble on a 2nd-and-11 at the West Virginia 24. Oklahoma made it a two-score game on the next drive when Curtis Botlon returned a fumble 48 yards for a touchdown.

The Buzz: Texas punched its ticket to the Big 12 Championship Game with its 24-17 road victory over Kansas on Friday. "It was certainly, probably the worst week of the year to have some of those guys out, just with how good West Virginia is in the throw game".

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"The way the game's going, I just didn't want to give them the ball back".


Jennings had 225 yards receiving on 7 catches and two touchdowns. 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.

Since halftime in Stillwater, the Mountaineer defense was drummed for 76 points and 1,100 yards over the course of six quarters - an average of 183 yards and 12.6 points per quarter.

West Virginia responded with a 75-yard touchdown pass from Grier to Jennings to regain the lead 49-45 with 17 seconds left in the third quarter.

West Virginia scored 28 points in the second half.

In a game which featured more than 1300 yards of combined offense, it was two fumbles returned for touchdowns that proved to be the Mountaineers undoing in front of 60,713 fans.


Trevon Wesco had four receptions for 49 yards.

Backup Mike linebacker Shea Campbell - forced into the lineup when starter Dylan Tonkery got hurt before the Iowa State game - was injured in the second half at Oklahoma State. He also led the Sooners on a game-tying drive in the final minutes before Dicker's game-winner.

Bolton, who has said time and time again that when he gets the chance to pick the ball up, that's exactly what he's going to do.

The Buzz: This is the third consecutive season during which Alabama has entered its rivalry matchup with Auburn as the No. 1 team in the country. The Mountaineers were fresh off their most stifling performance in eight years, limiting TCU to minus-7 rushing yards.

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


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.

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