Bell only attempted one pass, throwing an incompletion, while finishing with 21 yards rushing on two carries.
Oklahoma, however, didn’t need his arm to win as long as they had Clay and Damien Williams, who finished with 95 yards rushing on 21 carries.
Knight finished 10-of-20 passing for 119 yards before being pulled in favor of Bell. He threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Trey Millard in the second quarter to give the Sooners a 10-7 lead, but he was only 1-of-5 passing in the second half.
West Virginia, which had to outscored William and Mary 17-0 in the second half last week to come away with a 24-17 win, led early after Smith’s touchdown run. The junior escaped a pair of would-be Oklahoma tacklers in the middle of the field before sprinting down the left sideline for the 75-yard run and giving the Mountaineers a 7-0 lead.
That was all the scoring, however, for West Virginia — which lost three fumbles to go along with Millard’s interception.
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