Oklahoma Pulls Away Late, Beats West Virginia 45-33

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 touchdown run with 1:20 remaining in the first half the WVU kick coverage gremlins reared their ugly heads for roughly the 45th straight time and the Sooner’s Alex Ross too the ensuing kick 100 yards to the house with way less effort than a play of that magnitude should take. The ‘eers limped into the locker room tied instead of up 7 and never recovered as the Sooners went on a 21-3 run in the 3rd and 4th quarters to put the game away.

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