Oklahoma got its second win for the young 2013 season and while it was a sloppy win, it was still a conference win. The swarming defense and the strong running of Brennan Clay (170 yards) and Damien Williams (95 yards) carried the Sooners to the 16-7 victory against visiting West Virginia Mountaineers. For many, it seemed like an old-school win from the past, one that would make Barry Switzer proud.
Both teams committed four turnovers, but for the Sooners none were more revealing than the two interceptions by Trevor Knight, as the both truly cost the Sooners points and keep the game artificially close going into the fourth quarter. But, during the fourth Stoops had enough and they pulled Knight and put Blake Bell in to run the offense. Bell’s first play resulted in a 10-yard run by bell and a first down. behind bell the Sooners were able to run and the ball and the clock down and preserve an important conference win at home.
The question for the Sooners as they head into the Tulsa game next week is who will be the starting quarterback Knight or Bell. Stoops punted when asked the stating quarterback question and said the coaches would discuss and make the right decision.
So, the Sooner Nation will have to endure the waiting game, as the discussion this week will certainly be around who the starting quarterback will be and how does Coach Huepel resurrect the struggling passing game.
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