Oklahoma football: Scouting West Virginia

Taking a look ahead to Saturday's game against West Virginia, which nearly lost to FCS team William & Mary at home Saturday.
by Jason Kersey Published: September 1, 2013

NO. 16 OKLAHOMA VS. WEST VIRGINIA

When: 6 p.m. Saturday

Where: Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, Norman

TV: KOKH-25 (Cox 12/HD 712, Dish 25, DirecTV 25, U-verse 25/HD 1025)

Radio: KOKC-AM 1520, The Franchise-107.7 FM

SCOUTING WEST VIRGINIA

Record: 1-0, 0-0 in Big 12 Conference; coming off Saturday's 24-17 win over William & Mary.

Best player: Senior running back Charles Sims took advantage of the NCAA's graduate transfer rule last offseason and joined the Mountaineers after three strong seasons at Houston. He rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown in West Virginia's win Saturday.

Why West Virginia could beat OU: Last November, it looked like Oklahoma would easily rout the struggling Mountaineers, but coach Dana Holgorsen got creative and nearly pulled off a stunner.

Why West Virginia will lose to OU: Last year's Mountaineers had Geno Smith, Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey. This year's Mountaineers needed a second-half rally to beat lowly William & Mary at home.

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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