Three years later, West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett ready for second shot at the Sooners

A nationally televised night game against Oklahoma won’t be anything new to West Virginia’s senior quarterback on Saturday.

But this time, Clint Trickett is far removed from being a nervous freshman unexpectedly thrust into action.

Trickett — who transferred to West Virginia from Florida State before the 2013 season — nearly rallied the fifth-ranked Seminoles to a second-half comeback three years ago this week, when then-No. 1 Oklahoma went to Tallahassee, Fla., and won 23-13.

“That was really my introduction to major college football,” Trickett said in a telephone interview this week. “I really hadn’t had a lot of experience before it. I’d played in just mop-up duty the first two games before that.”

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