The West Virginia offense was the test for Oklahoma's defense that we all expected it to be. However, freshman running back Samaje Perine was the answer to the Sooners' running attack that we though he'd be.
Playing in Morgantown without starter Keith Ford, OU's true freshman ran for 242 yards on 34 carries and crossed the goal line four times to lead the Sooners to a 45-33 win over the Mountaineers. It was by far the most impressive performance by an Oklahoma running back this season and the best we've seen since Adrian Peterson was taking hand-offs.
There are certainly enough things to be critical about from this game -lack of pressure on Clint Trickett, Zack Sanchez playing with one arm, and the initial offensive game plan - and we'll certainly get to them. However, for now let's just celebrate Bob Stoops' 100 Big XII Conference victory. Let's not forget that the majority of the folks at ESPN picked West Virginia to win this game.
This was a really really annoying combination of 2011 LSU and the Bama game. But hats off to @CCMachine.— Smoking Musket (@SmokingMusket) September 21, 2014