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Oklahoma Sooners football recap: OU pulverizes West Virginia 59-31

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The Sooners now stand one game away from a CFB Playoff berth

NCAA Football: West Virginia at Oklahoma Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Baker Mayfield missed Oklahoma’s opening drive, but that was about all he missed Saturday night in OU’s 59-31 win over the West Virginia Mountaineers. Mayfield went 14/17 passing for 281 yards and three touchdowns in his final game in Norman. This one was never close as OU took the lead on the second play from scrimmage and never looked back. The Sooners took a 45-10 lead into halftime before calling off the dogs in the second half.

Kyler Murray started in place of Mayfield and took off for a 66-yard run on the opening play to set up the first of four Rodney Anderson first half touchdowns. Anderson ran for 118 yards on 13 carries in the first half. He did not carry the ball in the second half as the game was well in hand and Coach Lincoln Riley did not want to risk losing him for next week’s Big 12 Championship Game.

Mayfield’s favorite target Saturday night was true freshman CeeDee Lamb who hauled in four catches for 92 yards and a touchdown.

OU’s convincing win was enough to persuade at least one recruit to spend his college career in Norman.

Andrew Raym, a 2020 offensive tackle from Broken Arrow, tweeted out his committment to Oklahoma shortly following the conclusion of Saturday’s game. Lincoln Riley already getting committments from guys three years away from enrollment, and I love it.