Oklahoma junior cornerback Aaron Colvin was part of several big plays in Saturday's 50-49 win at West Virginia; some were good for OU, and some were good for Mountaineers receiver Stedman Bailey.
Bailey finished with 13 catches for 205 yards and four touchdowns, with most of that success coming after halftime.
But Colvin intercepted a Geno Smith pass, broke up three more and recorded eight tackles. He also tipped one ball to teammate Javon Harris, who picked it off.
“Stedman made some plays and I made some plays, too, on him,” Colvin said. “We were going back and forth, but I wish I could have made those plays in the third quarter. It didn't go my way.”
WILLIAMS HURT ON GAME'S SEVENTH PLAY, STATUS UNKNOWN
Oklahoma sophomore right tackle Daryl Williams left Saturday's game after its seventh play with what appeared to be a left knee injury.
He was replaced by sophomore Tyrus Thompson and did not return to action. An OU official said Sunday that there wouldn't be an update on Williams' condition until Monday's weekly news conference.
SoonerScoop.com reported Sunday night that Williams will miss Oklahoma's remaining two regular-season games with a sprained MCL and ankle.
Adam Shead, a sophomore starting guard, was briefly down on the field, but walked off on his own and missed just one snap.
The Sooner offensive line has been decimated by injuries this season, beginning when senior starters Ben Habern and Tyler Evans were lost in fall camp.
Virtually all of the unit's starters and key reserves have dealt with some kind of health issue this season.
SAUNDERS REMINDED OF 2011 FRESNO WIN
Oklahoma junior receiver Jalen Saunders, who transferred from Fresno State, was asked if he'd ever been part of a game like the Sooners' win Saturday at West Virginia.
“Once, last season against Hawaii,” Saunders said. “It actually did (seem similar) and came down to the last play.”
That game had a lot less scoring than Saturday's shootout in Morgantown; Saunders' Fresno State team won 24-21 at Hawaii, and the decisive Bulldog touchdown was scored early in the fourth quarter.
But there were some similarities. Hawaii was threatening to come back on its final drive, but turned the ball over on downs. Also, Saunders had a 40-yard touchdown reception in the game.
Saturday, he scored his first Oklahoma touchdown on a flashy 76-yard catch-and-run in the second quarter. It was OU's longest pass play of the year.
“This is probably one of the top, wildest games that I've played in,” Saunders said. “It was back-and-forth, like tug of war the whole game.”