OU football at West Virginia: Broadcast info, betting lines, matchup breakdown
No. 11 Oklahoma at West Virginia
When: 11 a.m. Saturday
Where: Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, West Virginia
TV: ABC (Cox 8/HD 705, Dish 5, DirecTV 5, U-verse 5/HD 1005)
Radio: OSU — KXXY-FM 96.1; OU — KRXO-FM 107.7 (English), 96.5 FM (Spanish)
Line: OU by 10½
Scouting West Virginia
Record: 5-4 (4-4 Big 12)
Best player: As good as Mountaineers quarterback Jarret Doege has been, defensive lineman Darius Stills is still West Virginia’s best. Stills’ stats aren’t overwhelming — 22 tackles, 7.5 for loss and 3.5 sacks — but that’s because he’s often the focus of the oppositions’ blocking schemes, regularly drawing double teams and freeing up his teammates to make more disruptive plays.
The case for the Mountaineers: With OU having already clinched a spot in the Big 12 Championship Game, and the Sooners not likely in contention for a College Football Playoff berth, how motivated will the Sooners be in this game? West Virginia on the other hand will be playing to finish above .500 in Neal Brown’s second season. The Mountaineers — even though they gave up a season-high 42 points to Iowa State on Sunday — still have the best defense in the Big 12, both in yardage allowed (297.2 yards per game) and scoring (20.4 points per game).
The case for the Sooners: OU’s offense figures to want to try to make a point after OU failed to score 28 or more points for the first time since early in the 2016 season. The Sooners’ defense has shown plenty of bite, holding each of its last three opponents under 300 total yards. After Baylor managed just 25 rushing yards Saturday, OU moved up to No. 4 nationally in rushing defense, allowing just 90.5 yards per game. OU has also yet to lose to West Virginia in Big 12 play, winning all eight meetings since the Mountaineers joined the league.
Ryan Aber, Staff writer
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