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OU Football News - Page Two

test(Articles from opponents' press and national sources along with free/partially free posts from OU pay sites plus a few other odds and ends)

Optimus Perine: Sooner Freshman Plows Through West Virginia

(by Luke McConnell) MORGANTOWN, West Virginia - Oklahoma lost Keith Ford, the Sooners' best running back so far in 2014, during the Tennessee game to a broken fibula. Saturday night in Morgantown, the Sooners may have found their true No. 1 back. True freshman...Read more

Perine carries OU past WVU

(by Justin Hite) In its first true road test, Oklahoma received its first true test on the field, but behind freshman running back Samaje Perine, the Sooners remained undefeated with an 45-33 victory against West Virginia in the Big 12 Conference opener for both teams Saturday. Perine finished...Read more

Strong 2nd Half Lifts Oklahoma

(by John Antonik) MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Freshman running back Samaje Perine ran for 242 yards and scored four touchdowns to lead fourth-ranked Oklahoma to a 45-33 victory over West Virginia Saturday night at Milan Puskar Stadium. West Virginia (2-2, 0-1) battled Oklahoma...Read more

Holes hurt Mountaineers

(by Mitch Vingle) MORGANTOWN -- If you looked around Milan Puskar Stadium on a picture-perfect evening for college football, you wouldn’t have found many holes in the crowd. An impressive 61,908 packed the joint for a WVU Big 12 showdown with No. 4 Oklahoma. Unfortunately for...Read more

Sooner freshman's 4 scores spoil WVU's payback bid

(by Stephen J. Nesbitt) MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Samaje Perine is the sort of tailback who runs with a one-track mind. All things considered, the 5-foot-11, 243-pound Oklahoma freshman figures it's probably easier to run through a defender than around one. Perine stunted a shootout...Read more

Oklahoma runs past WVU 45-33

(by Dave Hickman) MORGANTOWN -- West Virginia proved again Saturday night that its offense can play with just about anyone in the country. The defense and the special teams? Well, they just aren’t quite there yet. Three weeks after doing essentially the same with No. 2 Alabama...Read more

Oklahoma Pulls Away Late, Beats West Virginia 45-33

(by Abpriddy) We'd been here before. A huge momentum-swinging Mountaineer touchdown, an ignited crowd and the feel of an upset in the air. All that remained was to kick the ball away and get the defense on the field to make a play. Or not. Following Rushel Shell's 5 yard...Read more

Oklahoma rides freshman Samaje Perine's 4-TD night to win over WVU

(by AP) MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Bruising freshman Samaje Perine rushed for 242 yards and four touchdowns to lead No. 4 Oklahoma to a 45-33 win over West Virginia in their Big 12 opener Saturday night. Alex Ross scored on a 100-yard kickoff return and quarterback...Read more w/stats, video

Tapper admits he needs to step up in 2014

(by Carey Murdock) If you've been slightly disappointed by the play of Charles Tapper through Oklahoma's first three games, you're not alone. Tapper's also disappointed. "I'm not happy at all," said Tapper earlier this week. "My technique has slipped a little bit but...Read more w/video

OUInsider OU-West Virginia: Live game thread

The Sooners take on the West Virginia Mountaineers today and this is your one-stop shop for all pregame and in-game information. Stay right here to keep updated on everything today...Read more

Football Brainiacs OU vs. West Virginia Game Thread

Big one on the road tonight in the #BringTheWood jerseys. Time to go to work. Boomer!...Read more

Stoops: Striker most impactful defender since Roy Williams

(by RJ Young) There was the hit against Texas. Oklahoma linebacker Eric Striker hit Texas quarterback Case McCoy so hard McCoy's body went airborne. When McCoy finally got to his feet, he still wasn't fully engaged. He staggered, peering around for the Peterbilt...Read more w/video

A formula for defeating Oklahoma?

(by Jeremy Simon) Oklahoma is inarguably one of college football's blueblood programs -- the type of program most schools very much want to be like in terms of tradition, winning percentage and overall program respect. Since World War II, OU has more wins (598) and a higher winning...Read more

OU-West Virginia: Staff predictions

NORMAN, Okla. -- The Sooners open Big 12 play on the road tonight at West Virginia, and OUInsider offers up some predictions on how things will go. Here they are right below: Joey Helmer (Editor and Reporter): OU 34, West Virginia 24; James Hale (Lead Reporter): OU 42...Read more

Gameday Sooner Headlines [09.20.14]

Here are the Sooner stories making headlines on Saturday, September 20, 2014...Read more

OU-West Virginia Game Chat

Big 12 play is here as OU begins conference action in Morgantown to take on West Virginia...Read more

Video: Inside West Virginia With Dana Holgorsen - Previewing The West Virginia Game With Oklahoma

(by WVUIE97) In this Campus Insiders Exclusive, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen is joined by Insider Geoff Coyle to discuss the Mountaineers' tilt with No. 4 Oklahoma this Saturday, and how the atmosphere will affect the game in Morgantown...Watch video

Trickett better prepared this time for Sooners

(by Dave Hickman) MORGANTOWN -- It was roughly a year ago that West Virginia was preparing to host a Top 25 team from the state of Oklahoma at Mountaineer Field with Clint Trickett as the starting quarterback. That afternoon turned out all right for WVU. Trickett, making his...Read more

No. 4 Oklahoma poses major threat to West Virginia

(by Stephen J. Nesbitt) MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett could hardly have imagined a better start to his senior season, considering the non-conference slate featured No. 2 Alabama, Division I-AA runner-up Towson and a grudge match against Maryland...Read more

Oklahoma Football: Previewing The Sooners And West Virginia

(by Luke McConnell) NORMAN -- National championship contenders are made by facing and dealing with adversity. For Oklahoma, the first three games of the year--two home games and a short trip up to Tulsa--haven't given the Sooners much to overcome. This week, that all changes...Read more

Boomers? Oklahoma's 3-4 Defense Faces a Measuring-Stick Moment

(by Matt Hinton) After decades of making his living coaching the 4-3 defense, Bob Stoops has no problem listing the reasons he opted to install a 3-4 scheme at Oklahoma following the 2012 season. There are four, and Stoops rattles them off like a man who’s discussed the subject...Read more

Gerald McCoy hopes for quick return

(by Pat Yasinskas) TAMPA, Fla. -- On the day after a 56-14 loss to Atlanta, there was at least one small bit of hope coming out of One Buccaneer Place. All-Pro defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said he hopes he's able to return for next week’s game at Pittsburgh. McCoy missed the...Read more

Ryan Broyles hoping to see field for Lions

(by Michael Rothstein) ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- He's healthy now, perhaps healthier than any other time in his NFL career. And that, more than anything, is what frustrates Detroit Lions receiver Ryan Broyles. After the continuous cycle of injury-rehab-kind of healthy-injury throughout...Read more

A detailed look at Oklahoma's 3-4 shift

(by Brandon Chatmon) Oklahoma's defense will face a stern test when the Sooners take on West Virginia on Saturday. Oklahoma's coaching staff likes its 3-4 defense because of the versatility it provides and our colleague at Grantland, Matt Hinton, took a closer look at the Sooners'...Read more

Son of Weekend Watch: Charlie Weis a short timer at Kansas?

(by Dennis Dodd) There is buzz that this week's game against Central Michigan might be make or break for Kansas' Charlie Weis. Going in, Weis is 5-21 at KU -- 2-21 against FBS competition in three seasons. The Jayhawks seem stuck in the mud coming off a 41-3 loss at Duke...Read more

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