Video: Oklahoma Postgame

Dana Holgorsen

Oklahoma simply made one more play than West Virginia, according to coach Dana Holgorsen, who perhaps provided the understatement of the night, calling WVU's 50-49 setback to the Sooners "a tough loss."

Co-defensive coordinator Joe DeForest pointed to the defense's struggles on third downs -- OU converted on 9 of 15 third down plays -- as the difference in the outcome, but praised his players for their effort.

Expect to see Tavon Austin continue to get reps as a running back after his school-record for rushing productivity against the Sooners, according to offensive coordinator and receivers coach Shannon Dawson.

Austin himself said the idea to move to running back was a collaborative one. While he had success on the ground against OU, the senior said he was glad he had spent his college career at slot receiver.

The running of Austin started to open some things up for quarterback Geno Smith and the passing game. The Sooners had only allowed three touchdown passes all season before Saturday's game; WVU's Stedman Bailey had four TD catches himself in this game.

BlueGoldNews.com Recommended Stories


  • Updated daily! Check out hundreds of incredible profiles of the country's top football recruits in action. For all you recruiting fanatics, it doesn't get any better than this!

  • 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald is being investigated for alleged sexual assault, according to multiple reports, just over a month after being exonerated in a domestic violence case.

  • It is junior college signing day eve and with that in mind here is the list of the top JuCo prospects in the nation. SCOUT has given five prospects five-stars in the Class of 2015 while assigning the…

  • Every week, Fantasy Football Expert Rusty Reeves predicts a heaping handful of players who will decline in the coming weeks. They should be downgraded at least one tier.

  • It's the largest and heaviest helicopter in the United States military. But despite it's herculean size, it's amazing what this chopper can accomplish.

Up Next


A new wrinkle gave West Virginia's offense life it hadn't had in more than a month. It still wasn't…

Tweets