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Oklahoma's stingy secondary is getting another chance to slow down a 3,000-yard passer.
The Sooners held Nick Florence to a season-low 172 yards in a win over Baylor last week. On Saturday night, No. 13 Oklahoma will try to put the kibosh on West Virginia's Geno Smith.
The Sooners have allowed only two opponents to throw for more than 200 yards this season.
This won't be the game that was envisioned over the summer as a showdown among Big 12 contenders.
Barring a meltdown by first-place Kansas State, Oklahoma (7-2, 5-1 Big 12) needs to win its three remaining games to be considered for an at-large BCS bowl berth.
West Virginia (5-4, 2-4) has lost four straight. Another would give the Mountaineers their longest losing streak since 1986.
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ARLINGTON, Texas It's been almost 25 years since a current member of the Big 12 Conference founds its way to a basketball court on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington.
Oklahoma State ventured to Texas Hall on Dec. 3, 1987, and was knocked off by the Mavericks 69-58.
UTA is hoping for similar results Friday night when the Mavericks host Oklahoma at 7 p.m. at...
The EersAuthority staff return once again for their weekly score predictions. West Virginia, who finds themselves on a four game losing streak, faces one of their toughest opponents of the season in the Oklahoma Sooners. Can the Mountaineers bounce back in a big way? Let’s see what our staff thinks – Oklahoma Sooners style. [...]
The Sooners are 2-2 all-time against West Virginia, but suffered a 48-28 Fiesta Bowl shellacking in the last meeting despite having Sam Bradford and crew, and they'll look to win in their first trip to Morgantown. Sooners Illustrated tells you how they can get it done.
The Oklahoma Sooners survived a scare in hostile territory Friday. In front of a record homecoming crowd of 6,421, the Sooners narrowly avoided an upset at the hand of the Texas-Arlington Mavericks, escaping with a 63-59 win, improving to 2-0 on the year.
Freshman Buddy Hield led the way for the Sooners, providing a scoring spark of the bench with 17 points in his first collegiate...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By JEFF LATZKE AP College Football Writer For a team that went six years without losing at home, struggles on the road were always magnified at Oklahoma.
That's starting to turn around.
The No. 13 Sooners (7-2, 5-1 Big 12) are perfect away from home so far this season, winning all three of their true road games and walloping...
There were any number of kick-in-the-teeth moments for Kansas State fans -- too many to count -- but the sequence that perhaps most neatly summed up Baylor 52, Wildcats 24, came with 7:51 left in the nightmare.
The Bears' quarterback, Nick Florence, faces a 2nd-and-10 from inside his end zone. He drops the snap. In his end zone. Any number of things can happen at this point...
(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer Baylor quarterback Nick Florence has never tried to be like Robert Griffin III, the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback he succeeded.
Still, Florence has numbers that are very comparable to what Griffin did.
Florence is the Bowl Subdivision leader in total offense and passing yards per game. Through nine games...
Geno Smith and the West Virginia offense have struggled, but what about the defense? Getty Images
Earlier today I took a look at West Virginia’s drop in offense now that they are in the thick of the Big 12 schedule to see if they can find their swagger this weekend when Oklahoma comes to Morgantown. As I noted, the Mountaineers had scored 56 points in the first quarter of their...
Let everybody else be surprised at what happened to second-ranked Kansas State on its way to a chance to play for its first national championship.
Nick Florence and the Baylor Bears aren't.
Glasco Martin ran for three touchdowns, Lache Seastrunk had 185 yards rushing with an 80-yard score and the Bears again upset the BCS picture with a late-season victory, beat the Wildcats...
Heading into the college football season the West Virginia-Oklahoma football game was supposed to decide the Big 12. After a five and zero start to the season, West Virginia has now lost their last four games; in that span allowing just below 50 points per game. The Sooners, on the other hand, still have dreams of receiving a berth to a BCS bowl. Their only two losses come...
No. 12 Oklahoma (7-2) at West Virginia (5-4)
Nov. 17, 6 p.m.
Milan Puskar Stadium (Morgantown, W.V.)
Line: OU -11
Series: Tied 2-2; WVU has won 2 straight
West Virginia is ranked 5th nationally in passing (347.6 yards per game), which has fueled its offense to a ranking 18th nationally (480.2 yards per game)… Quarterback Geno Smith is...