Week 3 featured some dominant games from players across the Oklahoma City metro, and fans can now voice their opinion on who had the best performance. The weekly Fans’ Choice Player of the Week poll for the Oklahoma City-area is live online at NewsOK.com/Varsity. Pick one of the selections from the poll below, or write […]
Gus Johnson, Fox Sports’ enthusiastic play-by-play announcer, put OU freshman running back Samaja Perine in some elite company when talking about his 200-yard-plus effort Saturday night in the Sooners’ 45-33 victory Saturday night at West Virginia.
“The Sooners run it like they used to. Billy Sims, Marcus Dupree, Samaje Perine, maybe.”
“Bob Stoops went out and got him one. The kid is fantastic.”
On Perine’s third-quarter touchdown run, Johnson noted how he powered his way into the end zone. “That’s why they call him the tank — ground-assault vehicle.”
Analyst Charles Davis said, “He craves contact. Almost makes you feel if there is no contact, he doesn’t consider it a run.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Bruising freshman Samaje Perine rushed for 242 yards and four touchdowns to lead No. 4 Oklahoma to a 45-33 win over West Virginia in their Big 12 opener Saturday night.
OU 45, West Virginia 33 — Saturday’s showdown between Oklahoma and West Virginia saw the return of the Belldozer and some more trickery on the Sooners’ part. Bob Stoops attempted an onside kick and Josh Heupel called a reverse pass that went for a touchdown.
As lucrative TV contracts have fueled a surge of Thursday night games over the past decade, Stillwater businesses have adapted to weaker revenue streams on game day
OU 45, West Virginia 33 — Not very many low grades to hand out in a wildly entertaining game. The Sooners’ running game and helmets (a little too much perhaps) shined, while OU’s cornerbacks left a little to be desired.
Former Oklahoma State safety earned a role in the Cowboys’ secondary thatnks to a big preseason game against Miami.
COMMENTARY — It was a tale of two halves for Oklahoma’s defense. The first half felt eerily simlar to 2012 when West Virginia rolled up 700-plus yards against Oklahoma. But the Sooners’ defense turned it on in the second half, limiting the Mountaineers to a field goal and a throw-away late touchdown. OU 45, West Virginia 33.
Los Angeles Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda has spent the past 65 years with the Dodgers organization, a longer tenure than anyone in baseball history with one team. Lasorda was in Oklahoma City on Wednesday to help announce that the Dodgers have bought a share of the Oklahoma City RedHawks.