NORMAN — A look at Oklahoma's next three opponents and how they performed in their season openers:
Last week: The game started out well enough for the Mountaineers, who stopped William & Mary's opening drive in three plays, then went 67 yards in eight plays to take a quick 7-0 lead. But after that, West Virginia was wholly unimpressive against an FCS squad that went 3-9 last season. The Tribe took a 17-7 lead into halftime before WVU rallied in the second half to win 24-17 and avoided an embarrassing upset.
This week: The Mountaineers travel to Oklahoma for a nationally televised contest that kicks off at 6 p.m. Saturday. Save for the uniforms and mascot, this West Virginia team doesn't look a thing like the one that embarrassed OU last season to the tune of 778 total yards, the most ever against an OU defense.
Last week: Tulsa missed two first-half field goals and went into halftime down 6-0 at Bowling Green. After three quarters, the Golden Hurricane's offense still couldn't manage anything and Tulsa trailed 13-0. Bowling Green scored early in the fourth after stopping the Golden Hurricane on downs, then added another touchdown after Trey Watts fumbled a punt return inside TU's 10-yard line. Each team scored one more touchdown to end what became a 34-7 drubbing.
This week: The Golden Hurricane looks to get back on track next Saturday at 6 p.m., when it hosts Colorado State. A week later, Tulsa faces the Sooners in Norman.
Last week: Notre Dame didn't rout Temple the way many might've expected, but it still got the job done in a 28-6 victory at home. Senior quarterback Tommy Rees, who regained his starting position after Everett Golson's offseason suspension, completed 16 of 23 passes for 346 yards and three touchdowns. Temple hung around, though, and missed some opportunities to stay in the game. The Owls missed two first-half field goals, turned the ball over on downs twice in the second half and lost a fumble on their final offensive drive.
This week: The Irish, ranked No. 11 by the AP and No. 14 by the coaches, travels to face No. 17 Michigan on Saturday at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN. After meeting the Wolverines, Notre Dame plays at Purdue, then hosts Michigan State before its Sept. 28 home showdown with Oklahoma.