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Brent Venables After WVU Loss: ‘At Some Point We’ve Got to be Pissed’

Oklahoma fell at West Virginia 23-20 on Saturday to drop to 2-5 in Big 12 play and 5-5 overall. The Sooners went into this game as seven-point favorites on Saturday and never got going on offense in Morgantown, where the rain was on and off throughout the day, while the defense had a tough time stopping dual-threat back-up QB Garrett Greene.

This continues what has been a very difficult first season for Brent Venables. The head coach noted that while he feels bad for his guys, there needs to be an attitude change, saying, “They’re young guys and they’re hurting right now. They’re really, really hurting. At some point and time, we’ve got to be pissed as well and do something about it. All of us. It ain’t okay.”


WVU’s Casey Legg hit the game-winning field goal as time expired, which capped off a 10-0 fourth quarter for the Mountaineers, who won just their second Big 12 game of the season and need to win out to become bowl eligible.

Venables is clearly challenging his guys to take their frustrations and turn it into anger on the football field. That certainly hasn’t been happening for an Oklahoma team that has the most losses in a season since 2014 and has been eliminated from the Big 12 title chase.

Also, this marks the first time since 1998-99 that Oklahoma will not have back-to-back seasons of at least 10 wins.

The Sooners will need to win one of their next two games to be bowl eligible, with Oklahoma State at home next weekend for Bedlam, followed by the last game of the regular season on the road at Texas Tech.

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