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University of Oklahoma
NOVEMBER 20, 2012

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10:07 p.m. | Sooners Win! Sooners Win!
What a thrilling finish! That's it for us at Milan Puskar Stadium as the Sooners move to 8-2 (6-1 Big 12) and 4-0 on the road in 2012 with a 50-49 win at West Virginia. Thanks for joining us throughout the day on our live blog. We'll have recap, photos, notes and more on shortly. Stay tuned.
10:03 p.m. | Unbelievable!
On fourth-and-3 from the WVU 5-yard line, Landry Jones links up with Kenny Stills for the go-ahead touchdown, marking the fourth time the two have connected for scores tonight! Sooners lead, 50-49, after the failed two-point attempt.
9:59 p.m. | Belldozer Coming
With 31 seconds remaining, the Sooners have third-and-2 at the WVU 4-yard line. OU calls a timeout and will send the Belldozer on the field.
9:57 p.m. | Jones Breaks His Record
With that 36-yard connection to Justin Brown, QB Landry Jones has broken his own school-record and currently has 539 passing yards. The record was 505 last season at Kansas State.
9:54 p.m. | Offensive Explosion
The offensive fireworks in this game continue as Geno Smith hit Stedman Bailey for a 40-yard touchdown to put West Virginia back in front, 49-44. The OU defense came up with a huge stop on the two-point conversion attempt, however. With 2:53 remaining, it's touchdown or bust for the Sooners.
9:46 p.m. | Landry to Stills
Landry hits Kenny Stills wide open in the back of the end zone to give the Sooners the lead back, 44-43. Oklahoma will try for two to make it a three-point game. Regardless, the Sooner defense will be back out there with 4:10 on the clock.

9:34 p.m. | WVU Takes Lead
Just like that, Oklahoma is down in a suddenly very hostile environment. West Virginia is carving up the Sooner defense with huge chunks of yards. Sooners down, 43-38.
9:29 p.m. | Defense, Step Up
OU stalls and is forced to punt after a fumbled snap. West Virginia will have the ball looking to take its first lead of the game. There's 7:33 left on the clock. Let's go defense!

9:25 p.m. | Gut-Check Time
Big series coming up for the Sooner offense. West Virginia crowd at full throat -- loudest it's been all night down just two points. Gut-check time in Morgantown. Sooners go with two running plays and safe pass to Trey Millard to move the chains.
9:19 p.m. | New Game
West Virginia's TD is under review but if it holds, the Mountaineers are a two-point conversion from pulling even with the Sooners. Oklahoma's defense has been unable to keep a lid on Tavon Austin or Geno Smith. The pass is no good and OU retains a slim two-point lead. Attendance was just announced at 50,238.
9:14 p.m. | Saunders
With 124 receiving yards, Jalen Saunders has the seventh 100-yard receiving game of his career and his second of the season.

9:06 p.m. | To the Fourth
We head to the fourth quarter here in Morgantown with the Sooners nursing a 38-30 lead. Oklahoma has the ball and is driving with a first down from midfield when we start the clock.

9:02 p.m. | Defense Gets a Stop
Huge fourth-down stop for the Sooner defense there to thwart the West Virginia drive. Stacy McGee and Javon Harris came up big.

8:59 p.m. | Too Close
As this game has gone along, you've felt like OU was sure to have an answer every time West Virginia pulled close. Now, it's getting a little close for comfort. Just eight points ahead of Geno Smith and this WVU offense? Too close for comfort...

8:54 p.m. | Rapid Pace
While West Virginia conducted a "gold rush" for tonight's game against Oklahoma, Sooner fans did their best to make sure Milan Puskar Stadium had a solid showing of crimson. Sections 98, 99 and 100 are packed with crimson, as are the top-halves of sections 201, 202, 203 and 204. Additional specks of OU's primary color can be found throughout the stadium as the best fans in the country traveled well for the school's first trip to the Mountain State.

8:50 p.m. | Rapid Pace
The Mountaineers have run 63 plays to 48 for the Sooners but Oklahoma has the lead because it's gaining an average of 9.4 yards per snap. This is a track meet between these two offenses and we're witnessing some speed and athleticism on both sides.

8:46 p.m. | Man Cave
West Virginia's press box has an impressive TV setup, with nine high-definition screens stacked up together. The center TV is focused on another pivotal Big 12 matchup, with Baylor and Kansas State going head-to-head on ESPN. The Bears lead, 28-17, at the half in Waco.

8:36 p.m. | Jones 4X3K
Landry Jones is just the third quarterback in FBS history with 3,000+ passing yards in four different seasons, joining Boise State's Kellen Moore and Hawaii's Timmy Chang. He currently has 3,043 yards this year. With 352 passing yards so far tonight, it's Jones' 26th 300-yard passing game of his career.

8:34 p.m. | Stills With 61
Nice stat note by ESPN's Sooner Nation: "Kenny Stills' seventh catch of the night gives him 61 for the season. He had exactly 61 receptions in both 2010 and 2011."
8:29 p.m.
| Touchdown Stills!
Landry Jones tosses his fourth TD of the game, this time to Kenny Stills, and Oklahoma takes a 38-24 lead. The gold-clad crowd goes quiet once again. Great catch by Kenny on that one.

8:25 p.m. | WVU Crowd
The West Virginia crowd is right back in this game with the Mountaineers down by just one score. Time for the Sooner offense to go on the march. And here they go. That was a career-long 52-yard catch and run for Sterling Shepard.

8:19 p.m. | Back to Action
West Virginia gets the ball first as we get the second half under way at Mountaineer Field. Nice play by Javon Harris stringing out that toss to the right for just a four-yard gain. Well, that didn't take long. The Mountaineers score on a 74-yard run by Austin.
8:15 p.m. | National
Up here in the press box, West Virginia has a bank of TVs (nine to be exact) tuned in to all the college football action across the nation. The press and West Virginia staff are watching with interest the action from Waco (Baylor up on K-State, 21-7) and Eugene (Stanford up on Oregon, 7-0).
7:57 p.m. | Halftime
Oklahoma goes into the halftime locker room sporting a 31-17 lead on the Mountaineers in Morgantown. Yes, we'll take it.
7:53 p.m. | Colvin Tip
Javon Harris nabs the tipped-ball interception courtesy great coverage by Aaron Colvin and the OU offense is back in action here before the half. You get the feeling the dam has burst and West Virginia is about to feel the flood. Geno Smith came in to this game with three INTs all season -- he's got two here in the first half against the Sooner secondary.

7:47 p.m. | 26 Turns on Jets
Damien Williams jets out for 48 yards on a delayed handoff and Oklahoma takes just over a minute to put another seven on the board. Quick strike? Thy name is the Sooners tonight.

7:42 p.m. | Shootout
It was widely believed tonight's game would be a high-scoring affair. Neither offense (or quarterback) has disappointed. We've seen 41 points already. Just a good, old-fashioned Big 12 shootout for the national TV audience. FOX has got to be loving it.
7:36 p.m. | Good Omen
QB Landry Jones is now 16 of 21 for 244 yards & three touchdowns. The Sooners are 21-1 in previous 22 games when Jones posts 200-yard first half. Jones now has 114 TD passes for his career, tying for ninth all-time with Florida's Danny Wuerffel (1993-96).
7:32 p.m. | Boom!
After jetting out to a 10-0 lead, the Sooners let West Virginia back in the game. Now, the Sooners are hitting the throttle again and are up by two TDs. That was Stills' seventh score of the season and 20th of his career. Landry Jones was on fire on that drive.

7:23 p.m. | Saunders' First
Failed to mention in the excitement but that was also Saunders' first touchdown of the season. Good to see No. 18 cross the goal line.

7:19 p.m. | Yes, That's a Response
Landry hits Jalen Saunders for a 76-yard touchdown and just like that, Oklahoma is back up, 17-10. That's the longest passing TD for the Sooners this season (Trey Millard's was 73 yards against Texas in the Cotton Bowl). In fact, that's the longest since Jones hit Cameron Kenney for an 86-yard score at Oklahoma State in 2010. Remember that one?

7:16 p.m. | Response?
West Virginia makes the Sooners pay for the fumble and ties the game on a fourth-down plunge. We're all knotted up in Morgantown, 10-10. The last time the Sooners gave up 10-straight points on the road? Against Texas Tech on October 6 in Lubbock. The Sooners would go on to score 34 of the next 37 points. Let's see if OU responds in similar fashion tonight.
7:06 p.m. | Cough
Damien Williams coughs up the ball and negates the good field position for the Sooner offense. The Mountaineers are in business in Sooner territory.

6:59 p.m. | First Quarter
Sooners leading 10-3 at the end of the first quarter. That is now the eighth time in 10 games that OU has not allowed an offensive touchdown in the opening quarter. Only Texas Tech (10/6) and Notre Dame (10/27) have accomplished the feat this year.

6:57 p.m. | Crowd
Has to be a bit of a disappointing crowd for the WVU faithful here at Mountaineer Field. We hear the students are on Thanksgiving Break. Their section here at the stadium has filled in but the upper deck across from the press box is missing some bodies. Again, nice job by Sooner fans filling up three sections in the SE corner and a nice strip along that upper deck. We heard from many OU fans living up here in the Northeast who jumped at this opportunity to see their Sooners play in this part of the country.

6:50 p.m. | Just Three
Nice work holding the Mountaineers to the 19-yard field goal there. Oklahoma 10, West Virginia 3 with 1:28 left in the first quarter.
6:48 p.m. | Best Receiver of the DBs?
On WVU's first possession, Aaron Colvin nearly came up with an interception on a long second-and-1 pass. Three plays later, he did. As part of our Sooner Pick `Em feature last week, we asked the guys which defensive back would make the best wide receiver and the majority voted Colvin. Watch here:

6:47 p.m. | Seven DBs
Good observation by Jake Trotter up here in the press box: "Nice little wrinkle by Dana Holgorson putting Tavon Austin at running back against OU's seven-DB defense."

6:39 p.m. | Field Goal
Hunnicutt nails the 32-yard field goal and Oklahoma takes a 10-0 lead. How accustomed have we become to Hunnicutt automatically converting on field goal attempts? Hunnicutt is now 11 of 12 on field goals this year and has made 11 straight attempts. Colvin's INT results in three more points for the Sooners. It was a seven-play, 18-yard drive that took 3:09 off the clock.
6:33 p.m. | Colvin INT
Aaron Colvin intercepts Geno Smith to thwart the Mountaineers on their first possession of the game. Colvin gets this third interception of the season after picks against Texas and Texas Tech. It was a career-long 22-yard return, breaking his old mark of 6 yards against Texas Tech (10/6/12). That's only Geno's fourth pick of the season (against 31 TDs).

6:29 p.m. | Defensive Starters
Tonight's defensive starters for OU: Javon Harris, Tony Jefferson, Tom Wort, Aaron Colvin, Jamarkus McFarland, David King, Casey Walker, R.J. Washington, Demontre Hurst, Frank Shannon and Corey Nelson.

6:27 p.m. | Quick Landry Notes
Landry Jones is now sixth in NCAA history in total offense with 14,761 yards. He passes Hawaii's Colt Brennan (2005-07) who had 14,740. Jones also has 112 passing touchdowns tying with Texas' Colt McCoy (2006-09) for 9th all-time in the NCAA and second in the Big 12.

6:23 p.m. | Touchdown Sooners!
Trey Millard hauls in his third TD of the season (fifth of his career) to put the Sooners up early here in Morgantown. Oklahoma takes advantage of winning the toss and going on offense, as OU marches down for the 7-0 lead in 13 plays in roughly four minutes.
6:20 p.m. | Offsides
The Sooners have moved the ball here early on the Mountaineers. OU has benefited from two WVU offsides penalties. Remember, junior Gabe Ikard is back at center after Ty Darlington spelled him last week against Baylor. OU seems to be taking advantage of an over-eager defensive line.
6:16 p.m. | Big Brennan
Man, Brennan has come up with some big plays lately. There's No. 24 for a career-long, 25-yard reception on a key third down here to keep OU's opening drive alive. Sooners are throwing the ball around here already.

6:09 p.m. | Offensive Starters
Here are the offensive starters for the Sooners: Landry Jones, Damien Williams, Trey Millard, Kenny Stills, Justin Brown, Jalen Saunders, Gabe Ikard, Bronson Irwin, Daryl Williams, Lane Johnson and Adam Shead. Let's go Sooners!
6:06 p.m. | Latest Images
While you're preparing for kickoff, check out our live Facebook photo stream with photos from the locker room and warmups:

6:04 p.m. | OU Wants the Ball
The Sooners have won the toss and Oklahoma wants the ball to start the game. We'll see Landry Jones and the "O" immediately against this Mountaineer defense. Watch for the Sooners to set the tempo early in Morgantown.

6:02 p.m. | Let's Get It On
The WVU band has formed the Big 12 logo on the field as the Mountaineers storm into the stadium. The Sooners, clad in their traditional road white uniforms, have just dashed onto the field following the big crimson flag. We 're about three minutes from kickoff. The crowd is chanting "Let's Go, Mountaineers!"
5:58 p.m. | Cold But Dry
We've got great weather up here in West Virginia for the game. Temps are expected to fall into the 30s but winds are light and most importantly, it's expected to stay dry. Fans that bundled up will be fine. As Coach Patton would say, "it's great lineman weather!"

5:46 p.m. | Welcome to Morgantown
We're live high above the field at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown. The teams have completed their pre-game warmups and the WVU band is performing on the field. There's a strong Sooner contingent in the southeast corner and along the rim of the upper deck on the SE side. We're told the WVU students have departed for Thanksgiving break. Coupled with a four-game losing streak, it will be interesting to see the crowd tonight.
4:45 p.m. | Sooners Have Arrived
The Sooners have made it to Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, W.Va., for the first time. Check out the video below as OU got off the buses and entered the visiting locker room:

1:22 p.m.
| Sooner Sports Game Day
In case you missed it, the Sooner Sports TV pregame show has been archived online. You can watch it below:

8:01 a.m. | OU at West Virginia
No. 12 Oklahoma makes its first appearance in the Mountain State when the Sooners play West Virginia in Morgantown on Saturday at 6 p.m. CT. FOX has the national telecast and we'll update our live blog direct from Morgantown on Saturday.





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